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42nd Georgia Infantry CSA

Name: Absalom Franklin SmithRank: Private Company:
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Name: John Henry SmithRank: Private Company:
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Name: Zariak J. WilkersonRank: Unknown Company:
Listed on Confederate Pension Application in Marshall County, TN. He was my great-great-grandfather.
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Name: Benson Wesley AdamsRank: Captain Company: A
My Great-Great-Grandfather on my mother's side; Born 04/27/1825, in Putnam County, Georgia; Died 04/02/1910, in Eatonton, Georgia; Joined the Army of the Confederate States, on 03/04/1862, and served as a Private, in Company K (Fulton Guards), of the 42nd Georgia Infantry; “Elected” as First Sergeant; Promoted to Orderly Sergeant A.S.M.; Promoted to Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of Company A (Gwinnett Beauregards), of the 42nd Georgia Infantry on 11/26/1862; Fought in the following battles: Tazwell, TN; Baker’s Creek, MS; Vicksburg, MS; Missionary Ridge, TN; and at The Siege of Atlanta; Captured 07/04/1863, at the Battle of Vicksburg, MS, and was Exchanged for Union Soldiers (“Parolled” on 07/07/1863); Surrendered to the Army of the United States, and Discharged from the Army of the Confederate States, in Washington, Georgia, on 04/26/1865.
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Name: Elijah MartinRank: Private Company: A
Wounded at Battle of Resaca May 15, 1864. Died in Atlanta, GA May 21, 1864.
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Name: Major John MartinRank: Private Company: A
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Name: John William PittardRank: Private Company: A
Service Record:Enlisted as a Private on 4 March 1862.
Enlisted in Company A, 42nd Infantry Regiment Georgia on 4 Mar 1862.

Wounded in the Battle of Chickamauga

Died Company A, 42nd Infantry Regiment Georgia on 18 Aug 1863 at Gwinnett County, GA..

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Name: John S. CainRank: Private Company: B
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Name: Thomas McCartRank: 1st Corporal Company: B
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Name: James Berry NashRank: Private Company: B
James B. Nash

Residence Gwinnett County GA;
Enlisted on 3/4/1862 as a Private.
On 3/4/1862 he mustered into 'B' Co. GA 42nd Infantry
He was Surrendered on 4/26/1865 at Greensboro, NC
He was listed as:
* POW 7/4/1863 Vicksburg, MS
* Paroled 7/6/1863 Vicksburg, MS

James B. Nash enlisted as a Private in Company B, 42nd Georgia Infantry March 4, 1862 at Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia, for 3 years or during the war, captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi July 4, 1863, paroled July 6, listed present at Blackie Hospital, Madison, Georgia March 1864, admitted C. S. A. General Hospital, No. 11, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 2, 1865, Catarra, returned to duty March 8, paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina May 1, 1865, his record contains correspondence between the Adjutant General, War Department with the Commissioner of Pensions, Georgia, dated April 19, 1915 which would indicate either he or his widow filed for a Confederate pension.

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Name: William Robert MannRank: Private Company: C
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Name: Benton Burford AyersRank: Private Company: D
Benton Burford Ayers is the son of William Russell Ayers & Susan Mitchel Burford.

(M226Roll 3)Ayers, Benton B.- private March 4, 1862. 'Appears as wounded prisoner in Hospital of 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of Cumberland, remarks: wounded, Resaca, Ga. May 15, 1864 ; injury, neck, nature, slight.' No later record. All but three grave markers list the death date as 14 May 1864 even though the Battle of Resaca lasted for two days. Battles Fought on 18 Jun 1862 at Cumberland Gap, TN. Fought on 7 Aug 1862 at Tazewell, TN. Fought on 8 Oct 1862 at Chaplin Hills, KY. Fought on 10 Oct 1862 at Harrodsburg, KY. Fought on 15 Oct 1862 at Nicholasburg, KY. Fought on 15 Nov 1862 at Knoxville, TN. Fought on 26 Nov 1862 at Frankfort, KY. Fought on 30 Nov 1862 at Murfreesboro, TN. Fought on 9 Dec 1862 at Bean Station, TN. Fought on 28 Dec 1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, MS. Fought on 29 Dec 1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, MS. Fought on 16 May 1863 at Baker's Creek, MS. Fought on 17 May 1863 at Edward's Station, MS. Fought on 5 Jun 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 15 Jun 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 24 Jun 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 2 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 3 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 4 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg, MS Hospl. Fought on 4 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 19 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, GA. Fought on 20 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, GA. Fought on 25 Nov 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN. Fought on 27 Nov 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN. Fought on 30 Nov 1863 at Benton, TN. Fought on 29 Dec 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 21 Jan 1864 at Dalton, GA. Fought on 25 Feb 1864 at Rocky Face, GA. Fought on 25 Feb 1864 at Rocky Face Ridge, GA. Fought on 15 Mar 1864 at Dalton, GA. Fought on 6 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA. Fought on 8 May 1864 at Rocky Face, GA. Fought on 10 May 1864 at Mill Creek Gap, GA. Fought on 12 May 1864 at Resaca, GA. Fought on 12 May 1864 at Dalton, GA. Fought on 14 May 1864 at Tilton, GA. Fought on 14 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
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Name: Daniel Jackson AyersRank: Private Company: D
Daniel Jackson Ayers born in Franklin Co, GA. He was the son of William Russell Ayers & Susan Mitchel Burford. He was living in Anderson, Dekalb Co, GA in 1860 when he was mustured. He died on 4 Mar 1862. He was a Confederate, Private, Company D. 42 Georgia Infantry Regiment DeKalb Co, Rangers. No know burial place for him or any other information.
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Name: Russell Thomas AyersRank: Private Company: D
Russel Thomas Ayers is the son of William Russell Ayers & Susan Mitchel Burford. He was the husband of Nannie Ayers.

Ayers, Russell T.- private January 13, 1863. Wounded in left thigh at Resaca, Ga. May 16, 1864. Captured at Atlanta, Ga. July 23, 1864. Released at Point Lookout, Md. June 4, 1865. (Born in Ga. November 27, 1844)

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Battles Fought on 18 Jun 1862 at Cumberland Gap, TN. Fought on 7 Aug 1862 at Tazewell, TN. Fought on 8 Oct 1862 at Chaplin Hills, KY. Fought on 10 Oct 1862 at Harrodsburg, KY. Fought on 15 Oct 1862 at Nicholasburg, KY. Fought on 15 Nov 1862 at Knoxville, TN. Fought on 26 Nov 1862 at Frankfort, KY. Fought on 30 Nov 1862 at Murfreesboro, TN. Fought on 9 Dec 1862 at Bean Station, TN. Fought on 28 Dec 1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, MS. Fought on 29 Dec 1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, MS. Fought on 16 May 1863 at Baker's Creek, MS. Fought on 17 May 1863 at Edward's Station, MS. Fought on 5 Jun 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 15 Jun 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 24 Jun 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 2 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 3 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 4 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg, MS Hospl. Fought on 4 Jul 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 19 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, GA. Fought on 20 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, GA. Fought on 25 Nov 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN. Fought on 27 Nov 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN. Fought on 30 Nov 1863 at Benton, TN. Fought on 29 Dec 1863 at Vicksburg, MS. Fought on 21 Jan 1864 at Dalton, GA. Fought on 25 Feb 1864 at Rocky Face, GA. Fought on 25 Feb 1864 at Rocky Face Ridge, GA. Fought on 15 Mar 1864 at Dalton, GA. Fought on 6 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA. Fought on 8 May 1864 at Rocky Face, GA. Fought on 10 May 1864 at Mill Creek Gap, GA. Fought on 12 May 1864 at Resaca, GA. Fought on 12 May 1864 at Dalton, GA. Fought on 14 May 1864 at Tilton, GA. Fought on 14 May 1864 at Resaca, GA. Fought on 15 May 1864 at Resaca, GA. Fought on 16 May 1864 at Resaca, GA. Fought on 21 May 1864 at Resaca, GA. Fought on 24 May 1864 at New Hope Church, GA. Fought on 25 May 1864 at Resaca, GA. Fought on 25 May 1864 at New Hope Church, GA. Fought on 25 May 1864 at Dallas, GA. Fought on 27 May 1864 at New Hope Church, GA. Fought on 28 May 1864 at New Hope Church, GA. Fought on 3 Jun 1864 at Dallas, GA. Fought on 5 Jun 1864 at Pumpkin Vine Creek, GA. Fought on 6 Jun 1864 at Powder Springs, GA. Fought on 10 Jun 1864 at Corinth, MS. Fought on 15 Jun 1864 at Marietta, GA. Fought on 22 Jun 1864 at Kolb's Farm, GA. Fought on 24 Jun 1864 at Pine Mountain, GA. Fought on 27 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA. Fought on 2 Jul 1864 at Vining Station, GA. Fought on 3 Jul 1864 at Marietta, GA. Fought on 5 Jul 1864 at Chattahoochee River, GA. Fought on 7 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA. Fought on 11 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA. Fought on 15 Jul 1864 at Chattahoochee River, GA. Fought on 15 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA. Fought on 19 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA. Fought on 20 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA. Fought on 21 Jul 1864 at Milton County, GA. Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA. Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, GA. Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Oxford, GA. Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Covington, GA. Fought on 23 Jul 1864 at Social Circle, GA. Fought on 23 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA. Fought on 24 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
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Name: Albert C. BurgessRank: Private Company: D
Albert Burgess enlisted in the C.S.A., 42nd Georgia Infantry, Company D on March 4, 1862, the same day as his brother, Henry. Albert was captured on July 4, 1863 at Vicksburg and paroled on July 6. He fought along side Henry thru the battles around Atlanta and into Tennessee. On September 20, 1864, he was captured near Nashville, Tennessee. He was sent to a prison in Louisville, Kentucky were he remained until October 29, 1864. He was then moved to Camp Douglas Prison in Chicago, Illinois where he was held until the war ended. He was discharged at Camp Douglas on June 30, 1865.
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Name: Henry Harrison BurgessRank: Lieutenant Company: D
Henry Burgess began his military service on March 4, 1862 when he enlisted in Company D, Georgia 42nd Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army. He was captured at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 exchanged on July 6 and brigaded under General Stovall. Henry was promoted to lieutenant before December 11, 1863. He surrendered with the Army of Tennessee on April 26, 1865 and were paroled near Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1, 1865.
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Name: William S. SpainRank: Unknown Company: D
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Name: Alford Benjamin LaneRank: Private Company: F
AB was my ggggfather and he enlisted as a private on 3/4/1862 Co. 'F' 42nd. Ga. , captured at Vicksburg, Miss July 4, 1863 and paroled July 16, 1863. Pension records show he surrendered at Greensboro, NC April 26, 1865
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Name: Franklin M. Lard/LairdRank: Private Company: F
Franklin was one of 7 sons of Archibald E. Lard/Laird who served in the Civil War from Newton County. Franklin, like his brothers Thomas, George, and John did not survive.
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Name: Seaborn Jones ClackRank: Private Company: G
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Name: James C. ForesterRank: Unknown Company: G
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Name: Seaborn AdcockRank: Private Company: H
Seaborn volunteered 04 Mar 1862. Company H, 42nd Regiment of GA. Left sick at Knoxville, Tn, Apr 22, 1862. Was captured July 4, 1863 at Vicksburg and was paroled Jul 6 after signing a statement that he would not bear arms against the Union again. He rejoined his company. Was recaptured at Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863 and imprisoned at Louisville. Transferred to Rock Island, IL on December 9, 1863 where he remained until the end of the war. Was discharged at Greensboro NC on April 18, 1865. He was born in Morgan Co., Georgia in 1818. He died in 1887 in Walton Co., Georgia and is buried in Ivey Cemetery, Walton Co., Georgia
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Name: Francis C. HouseRank: 1st Lieutenant Company: I
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