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42nd Mississippi Infantry CSA

Name: William B. MearsRank: Captain Company:
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Name: Hillery MoseleyRank: Lt. Colonel Company:
Lt. Col. Hillery Moseley was my great-great grandfather. I have a portion of his diary concerning the Battle of Gettysburg and his recovery from a wound he sustained there, as well as a photo of his gravestone and other information about him.
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Name: Isaac Thomas AldermanRank: Corporal Company: A
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Name: Abner CarpenterRank: Private Company: A
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Name: Ira B. EubanksRank: Private Company: A
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Name: William Bluford HollandRank: Private Company: A
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Name: William Bluford HollandRank: Private Company: A
William Bluford Holland was killed at Gettysburg by a sniper after the battle.
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Name: William Henry HolmanRank: Private Company: A
William is my great-grandfather who was born in Carroll County, MS in 1841. He initially enlisted in the 4th MS Inf., Co H, but later transferred to the 42nd. He participated in Gettysburg on July 1 at the Railroad Cut and then on July 3 in Longstreet's Assault called Pickett's Charge. On July 14, 1863 as part of Heth's rear guard protecting Lee's retreat crossing the Potomac at Falling Waters, MD, he was captured and initially confined at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. About 3 weeks later he was sent to Point Lookout, MD as a POW for 20 months. He survived and was paroled in Mar 1865. He returned to Carrollton, MS, farmed, raised a family and died in 1924.
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Name: Ezekiel B. LancasterRank: Private Company: A
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Name: Stephen S. LancasterRank: Private Company: A
Stephen is the older brother of Ezekiel B. Lancaster
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Name: Stephen Long MarshallRank: Private Company: A
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Name: John Kennedy MinyardRank: Private Company: A
At the age of twenty one, JOHN KENNEDY MINYARD enlisted as a
private on May 14, 1862 into Captain Andrew M. Nelson's Company,
42nd Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers. The company later became
Company 'A', 42 Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. He enlisted at
Grenada, Mississippi for a term of 3 years or the end of the war. He
was married at the time he enlisted and was a resident of Carrollton,
Mississippi. Company muster rolls show he was present in July/August
1862, September/October 1862, Nov/Dec. 1862, January/February 1863,
March/April 1863 and May/June 1863. The muster rolls for July/August
1863 show him absent. On July 1, 1863, he was hit with a piece of
shell in his side. He was captured at Gettysburg on July 3. The
muster rolls for September/October 1863, show him absent. He was left
at Gettysburg with the wounded on July 3, 1863 and was listed as
captured on July 5, 1863.
His military records show the following:


July 28, 1863 - listed on roll of prisoners of war-admitted to USA
General Hospital, West's Bldg. Baltimore, Maryland
Aug. 20, 1863 - Sent from Baltimore, Md. to Point Lookout, Maryland
Aug. 21, 1863 - admitted at Point Lookout, Maryland
Dec. 2, 1863 - transferred to Provost Marshall
Jan. 4, 1864 - Parole & Prisoner exchange
May/June 1864 - absent without leave since Jan. 15, 1864- on paroled furlough.
Jul/Aug 1864 - absent without leave since Jan. 15, 1864- on paroled furlough.
Sept/Oct 1864 - absent without leave since Jan. 15, 1864 - furlough from hospital
Nov/Dec 1864 - Muster roll shows him at Richmond, Virgina parole camp


At the age of 60, JOHN K. MINYARD filed an application of Indigent
Soldier or Sailor application to receive a pension. At this time, he
was a resident of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. He listed his
occupation as a farmer and stated he was applying for a pension because
he was indigent and unable to earn a support by his own labor. He did
not own a home of his own and lived with R.D. Burkhalter.
At the age of 78, he again applied for an indigent pension. His
application stated he resided in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, Enid
Post Office. He further stated he was a lifelong resident of the
state and that he was a widower. His application stated he had been
wounded in the right side on July 1, 1863 while serving in the 42nd
Mississippi Regiment under H.R. Miller's Company A and that it had
always given him trouble. He also lost one eye while in service. He
further stated he had been imprisoned for about a year. At this time,
he stated he was unable to do anything to help support himself. He
had no home of his own and that he lived with a son. This pension was
dated August 21, 1916.

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Name: George Byrd ReevesRank: Corporal Company: A
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Name: Benjamin Franklin SheltonRank: Private Company: A
Benjamin was 18 years old form Carroll County Miss. He enlisted with his brother Samuel on 14 May 1862 in Co A 42nd Miss. at Grenada. He was shot in the left leg on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg and left on the field. He was captured on the 4th and taken to Bledso Island in NY harbour, Transferred to Point Lookout Md and exchanged. He was sent to the CSA Invalid Camp at Lauderdale, Miss. He is the stepson of my 3rd cousin 5 x removed.
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Name: Benjamin Franklin SheltonRank: Private Company: A
Benjamin F. Shelton was enlisted at Carrollton, Carroll County, MS in May 1862 by Hugh Miller, Company Commander. The 42nd became part of the ANV in Heth's Brigade in March '63. The only major battle he fought in was Gettysburg, where he was shot in the leg July 3rd, during 'Pickett's Charge,' and captured by the Union. He was sent to a hospital, and then to the POW camp on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty island) in NY abt. Oct '63. He was exchanged March '64, and sent home to recuperate.
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Name: Samuel Sistro SheltonRank: Private Company: A
Samuel was from Carroll Co. Miss. 21 years old. He enlisted on 14 May 1862 at Grenada, Miss for 3 years or the war. Capt A M Nelson's Co. [Carroll Fencibles]. His pay was docked $1.44 for a lost gun lock hammer. In June 1863 he is on the Muster Roll for Convalescent Soldiers at Camp Lee near Richmond. He is wounded in the battle of the Wilderness on 5 May 1864 and sent home to recover. He rejoined his Company and finished the war. He is the stepson of my 3rd cousin 5 x removed on my Thomas line.
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Name: William G. SullivanRank: Private Company: A
Mortally wounded at the Wilderness
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Name: Lee TaylorRank: Private Company: A
Death: 1864-08-18
On Weldon Railroad, Virginia, USA
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Name: Andrew Jackson HaynesRank: Private Company: B
My 2nd great grandfather, Andrew Jackson Haynes, a farmer from the Arkabutla, Mississippi area was married and had 4 children when he enlisted. He fought at Gettysburg and other places. He was wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia on May 5, 1864 and died the next day May 6, 1864. He served under Colonel John Marshall Stone who served under General Robert E. Lee.
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Name: Samuel H. LeonardRank: Private Company: B
Enlisted in May 1862. Was selected as a regimental sharp shooter in the Spring of 1864. He was severely wounded in the leg at the Wilderness on May 5, 1864 and never returned to his unit.
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Name: Joseph Theodore SteeleRank: Private Company: B
Taken prisoner 1jul Gettysburg. Served remainder of war at Ft. Delaware as POW. Released at end of war. Died 1902 Sidney, Arkansas.
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Name: Russell Collins EmersonRank: Corporal Company: C
Enlisted from Milton Co., GA. A miller by Trade. Died at Vicksburg, MS
10 Feb 1863. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery at Vicksburg. My GG Grandfather.
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Name: James A. GaddyRank: Private Company: C
I understand from stories handed down by Gaddy relatives that my great great grandfather, James William Alexander Gaddy, died on or about April 7, 1862, at Shiloh, from drinking bloody river water, causing dysentery and subsequently, his death. I have not been able to find anything yet to substantiate this, other than family writings. Additionally, I'm not certain that the 'Reference Slip' I located on Fold3 in the name of J. A. Gaddy, Co. C, 42nd Mississippi Int. is indeed him, because he was from Tennessee and I'm not sure why he would be in a MS Infantry. Trying to prove this based on the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). I'm hoping to find a RECORD of his death, and WHERE he was buried.
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Name: Mitchell Daniel JacksonRank: Private Company: C
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Name: Mitchel Marion BurfordRank: Private Company: D
I have the full roster of the 42nd on my site with information about members that I have been able to find.
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Name: James CrawfordRank: Private Company: D
Pvt. James Crawford - POW Fort Delaware
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Name: Thomas HancockRank: Private Company: D
Not my relative. He is buried in a rural cemetery in Tate County, MS.
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Name: George Adrian HowzeRank: Lieutenant Company: D
He is not my ancestor, but he was the first husband of my great great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth White Howze, who later married Judge Robert White Williamson, after the Civil War. George Adrian Howze was killed 1 July 1863, on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. These words are from the family record pages of the Howze Bible: 'George Adrian Howze, consort of Mary E. Howze, was killed in the battle of Gettysburg on the 1st of July 1863, being at the time, a Lieut. In Company D. of the 42nd Miss. Reg. of Inf. He died bravely at his post lamented by all: Leaving a journal full of interesting observations written by his own pen and dedicated to his wife. He died, as he had lived a Christian.'
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Name: Henry Clay BeardenRank: 2nd Lieutenant Company: E
Henry Clay Bearden was my great-great-grandfather. He was taken prisoner at some point and I am in the process of finding out more about this part of his service during the Civil War. He was Second Lieutenant, 42nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company E
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Name: Henry Barlow BlackwellRank: Private Company: E
H B Blackwell II was born on his gr-grandfather's 90th birthday.
Three more brothers all fought - John Blackwell in Co B 25th Regt Arkansas Infantry, Joshua Broady Blackwell in the 42nd Mississippi, and Rufus Harvey Blackwell who at age 15 joined Nathan Bedford Forrest's Brigade, Co B 9 Battalion Cavalry, Tennessee.
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Name: Joshua Broady BlackwellRank: Private Company: E
Both Joshua and his brother Henry were wounded in the charge next to Pickett at Gettysburg.
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Name: William Geiger LorickRank: Private Company: E
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Name: William Newton SearcyRank: Private Company: E
Enlisted in 42nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company E in May 1862. Commander, Col. Hugh R. Miller. -- On his pension application he says he was wounded at Gettysburg, held in prison for nine months.-- I have been unable to find out which prison.
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Name: Lee AllenRank: Private Company: F
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Name: Anderson MasseyRank: Private Company: F
Anderson was my Grandfather x3. He was a volunteer and embedded with Company F (Gastons Rifles) I am looking for more information.
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Name: Elijah P. SharpRank: Private Company: F
Enlisted Apr 29, 1862. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg Jul 3, 1863.
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Name: Elisha A. SharpRank: Private Company: F
Elisha A. Sharp enlisted Apr 29, 1862. He was captured and wounded at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. Listed in July 1863 as a Rebel Sick and Wounded Prisoner at DeCamp General Hospital, Davids Island, New York Harbor. He was also listed at the Episcopal Church Hospital in Williamsburg, VA admitted Aug 28, 1863 and released Sep 7, 1863.
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Name: James Martin GastonRank: Captain Company: G
Capt. James Martin Gaston, eldest child of James Hugh Gaston and Adeline [Kee] Gaston, was born in Wilcox County, Alabama on July 4th 1834. James married Miss Louise Jane Roberts on July 6th 1853; with whom he had three known children.

James Martin Gaston served as Captain of Company G, 42nd Regiment Mississippi Infantry; known as Gaston's Rifles. At the Battle of Gettysburg leading his men in a charge Capt. Gaston was mortally wound and died on July 1st 1863; just 2 days shy of his 29th birthday.
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Name: William W. JohnsonRank: Private Company: G
This is my great great granfather. He first fought with Company C 4th Batallion, Arkansas infantry. Was injured and did not catch with his old company. He then re-enlisted with Company G 42cd Mississippi Infantry. Have copy of his war record and pension record.
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Name: John Lemuel BrewerRank: Private Company: H
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Name: John Sanders BrowerRank: Private Company: H
My great-grandfather...John Sanders Browner...was born April 3.1838 in Tennessee. He was in the following battles according to his military records: Gettysburg Va.--July 1-3. 1863;Falling Water July 14.1863;Bristoe Station October 14. 1863; Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6. 1864; Spottsylvania May 10 and 12. 1864; Hanover Junction May 23. 1864; Cold Harbor June 2-3. 1864; Ft. McCray October 1. 1864; Fort Bratton October 1. 1864; Hatchers Run October 27. 1864. e was captured and became a prisoner of war at Hatchers Run April 2. 1865 and released June 9. 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance to the United States at Point Lookout. Maryland. In a letter to the Coffeeville (Ms.) Courier May 15. 1915 he stated he had seven holes shot in his clothing but never had the skin broken all during the war.
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Name: William Seaborn HendricksRank: Private Company: H
Captured at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863. Sent to Fort Delaware and died of a rheumatism three months later.
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Name: Benjamin Thomas MurphreeRank: Sergeant Company: H
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Name: Marion McDonald ReesRank: Corporal Company: H
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Name: Henry SartainRank: Private Company: H
Brother of Pvt Russell Satain, Henry was KIA at Gettysburg.
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Name: Russell SartainRank: Private Company: H
Served from 14 May 1862 until the end of the war in 1865. Moved to Texas, died 24 April 1909 and buried in Gibtown Cemetery, Jack County, Texas.
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Name: Eli C. SpearsRank: 4th Sergeant Company: H
Enlisted as a 4th Sergeant on 14 May 1862 at the age of 27.
Captured at Falling Waters, MD on 14 July 1863
Sent to Old Capitol Prison on 23 July 1863.
Transferred to Point Lookout, MD on 8 August 1863.
Surrendered at Citronelle, AL on 4 May 1865.
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Name: William Newton SpringerRank: Private Company: H
died July 14, 1863 from injuries sustained at Battle of Gettysburg
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Name: James S. TharpeRank: Private Company: H
Any information on my relative would be apreciated as well as anybody that is related to Private James S. Tharpe, H company, 42nd Infantry, Confederate States of America
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Name: James Alfred ConnerRank: Corporal Company: I
J.A. Conner (possibly buried in Emery Cemetery
Civil War Recollections
(possibly buried in Emery Cemetery, end of Emery Church Rd off Ed Pratcher Rd)

Note: The following is a compendium of three sources containing the Civil War recollections of James Alfred Conner. Two sources consist of handwritten notes, often difficult to decipher, on lined paper, while the third is typewritten. The material frequently overlaps, but each source contains some details not found in the others. In the interest of readability, they have been combined into the single narrative that follows.

James Alfred Conner joined Company I, 42 Reg. Miss. Volunteers, Col. Hugh R. Miller in command, Davis’ Brig, Heths’s Div. - A.P. Hill’s Army Corps, Army of Northern Virginia under command of R.E. Lee.

Left Sardis, Miss., for Richmond Sept. 8, 1862. Previous to this I had been in the army at Corinth - here had measles and was sent home. [Note: This is when the photo was taken.] After getting well of typhoid pneumonia, I went to Lee’s army (the brigade that I was with at Corinth was captured at Fort Donelson - Alcorn’s Brigade).

Reached Richmond on the 16th. Reported to Camp Mott, moved to Camp Lee, then back to Camp Mott on the 30th. Moved to Camp Lee Oct. 9th. Back to Camp Mott Nov. 13. Moved to Camp Liddel 22.

On Dec. 13 we started to Goldsborough, N.C., reached there on the 17th. Left there Feb. 14, 1863, arriving at Snow Hill on the 15th. To Greenville on the 17th, left there on the 20th. To Tarborough on the 21st. Left here on the 23rd. Went to Rockeymound on the 24th, to Murfrees Station, Va. On the 25th, to Camp Green March 6th. March 6 - April 9 did picket duty at Blockwater, Va.

Started for Suffolk April 9, reached here 11th. Fought in the forgotten siege most of April Stood in line of battle on 12th in rifle pits on 21st.

May 3rd left Suffolk, reached Camp Green 5th. Camped near Ivor Station on the 6th. Done picket duty on the Blackwater month of May. Left there June 2nd for Petersburg, to Richmond on the 3rd, Camp Lee 4th. Left Richmond on the 6th for Fredericksburg to join Lee’s army, left there the 14th, to Culpepper the 17th. To Flint Hill 19th. To Fort Royal and crossed the Shenendoah River 20th. To Whitepost 21st and had a little rest.

To Barryville on 22nd, then to Charleston, saw where “John” was hung. Crossed the Potomac and to Sharpsburg ??, Telmington (??) and camped at Hagerstown Maryland 25th. To Vainsboro, Penn., 26th to Funkstown and Fayetteville 27th. Rested 28th. To Cashtown and Fairfield 29th. Camped at Cashtown on the 30th.

Reached Gettysburg 1st day of July and entered the fight with fifty-two men in the company. Fifteen men were shot on the famous railroad cut. Fought all that day and came out with the loss of 23 men. Did nothing on the second day. Fought the third day and came out with three men in the company who were not shot; these were the smallest men in the company - Don Still, Green Cain, Tince Harmon. I had my left hand wounded.

Left Gettysburg 4th to New Salem, Cashtown. To Greencastle and Williamsport, Md. On the 5th and to Martinsburg Va. 5th. I was in three states Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. To Bunkershill 6th, Winchester 7th. Before we got to Winchester, we were in a very long and hard rain, food was scarce and we were very hungry. Bought a few pies wrapped in heavy brown paper for 25 cents each. Upon arriving in Winchester, we went into a vacant hotel, the Union, built a fire and cooked some corn bread and boiled some beef.

At Winchester we were examined by the board surgeon to see who was wounded enough to go to Richmond for treatment. I had to go. I got so I couldn’t hardly walk. I had a terrible time for a few days, suffering intensely all the time with a swollen hand and arm, nothing hardly to eat and in lots of misery. I saw a house a few yards from the road – went to the door. Gave a very poorly dressed lady 25 cents for a piece of bread that had failed to rise. At the next house I asked for something to eat and received a pitcher of milk and some butter. When they saw my bread they gave me some much better. That night I stayed in a barn with several other soldiers. I heard them talk about the place where they got supper across the road.

The next morning I was so sore I could not walk. The soldiers left me at my request – they were too weak to help me. In a short time I heard some one in the lot and called. A young lady came to the door. She went back to the house and got the rest of the family to come see me. The man said he would carry me to Harrisonburg after I had been fed. He gave me bread and butter. I rode his horse bareback. There had the middle finger of my left hand dressed. Without delay I started looking for someone to take me back to Staunton. While sitting on the hotel steps, I asked a boy to see if he could find a way for me to get to Staunton. In the meantime, an old lady came to see what was wrong with me – she got me a hoe handle to walk with. I told her I wanted somebody to take me to Staunton. She said she knew a man who would let me ride in his wagon to Staunton the next morning. The next morning I got in the wagon after paying the owner $5 for the trip. I gave all the change I had left to the old lady. I got to Stanton on the 12 of July. Got on the afternoon train and went to Richmond.

To Richmond the 13th. Stayed there all night - into the hospital the next day. They removed my left middle finger 14 days after being wounded and treated the infection until the last of September, when I was dismissed. Transferred to Howarts Grove Aug. 18th. Left Richmond Sept. 1st and reached Orange Courthouse 11th. Joined my regiment and went immediately to Rapidan Station 15th doing picket duty on the Rapiday. Left Rapidan Oct. 8th. Crossed Rapidan River Oct. 9th. To Madison Courthouse 10th. Camped near Culpepper, to Amosville 12th. Camped at Warrenton 13th, to Bristol Station on the 14th and entered the fight; lay in the line of battle all night.

Left Bristol Station 15th. To Catluck (?) Station and tore up railroad. 16th crossed the Rapahonoc River. Left Rapahonoc on Nev 8th, to Culpepper marching all night. Crossed the Rapidan River 9th. Moved to another camp. Left Orange 27th. To Dursville. Built two sets of breast works, built another on the 28th. On picket on the 29th. On 30th moved up line before day. Came back to Orange Dec. 2nd, went into Winter quarters on the 23rd, finished building our cabin 26th.

Re-enlisted for three years or for the war on Feb. 25, 1864. Left winter quarters on the 28th of Feb., marching until three o’clock next morning, camped ‘til day. March 1 marched all day in the rain while it was freezing on the trees. All of the timber was very thickly covered in ice before night. Bought some meal at a small mill. Started marching again. About night it began snowing and we went into camp. Stopped at eleven and cooked our own rations the rest of the night. It was an awful job to get fires started from the wood that was covered with ice and soaked with water. We cut pine limbs and got under them to keep the snow off – didn’t sleep much because we were up most of the night trying to keep the fires burning. March 2 we returned to winter quarters. During the time we were in winter quarters we were on picket duty on the Rapidan.

Left winter quarters March 10. Passed Orange Courthouse to the Rapidan to do picket duty On the 19th we had 1½ feet of snow. After the snow I went some bitter distance to get some milk. April 5 stood picket duty on the Rapidan. Went back to Camp 6th through a six inch snow. On 25th did picket duty on the Rapidan. Gave $2.50 to get a quart of black-eyed peas.

May 4 broke camp and started for the Wilderness, marching half the night. On the fifth we began to fight about 9 o’clock. We moved down the plank road and fought until dark. On the 6th the enemy charged us. They charged us all that day. We fought until 9 o’clock falling back most of the time. Longstreet came to our assistance – we gained all of the field again and he had us build breastworks about 18 inches high. The night of the 6th we were ordered back for rest. The Confederate generals told us to march as little noise as possible because if the Yanks heard us they would fire. Rested on the 7th, went to the front at dark, moved back and forth along breastworks all night. We marched all night and didn’t go but two miles. About day break we gave a yell and their picket men ran back to their army. They told us that Grant was wounded, which cheered us up. Sunday the 8th the battle ended at about 10 o’clock. We were left as rear guard. Got leave to bury John Hanes, who was killed on the 5th.

Spotsylvania Courthouse / Mule Shoe - Double-quicked to Spottsylvania C.H. (where we had a hard battle) late in evening, hadn’t slept but very little in four nights. 9th rested. In battle all day 10th. Didn’t fight on the 11th. On the 12 of May, they came into our lines. The Yanks made a brigade of Irish drunk and had them charge our line, but they failed to break it even though they came right in our position. The 12th was awfully wet and rainy, but we fought in the bloody angle all day. 13th we moved up the lines. 15th we were in a heavy artillery duel. General Lee rode up in the hottest part of the battle, took out his spie glasses and viewed the field as if there was nothing happening. He put new life in us every time we saw him. He was on Traveller. We were glad when he was a little further away from shell fire.

We stayed at Spottsylvania until the 17th of May and all of this time we were fighting. Here General Stewart (Stuart?) was killed.

Moved up to Cold Harbor - in battle June 2 & 3rd. At two o’clock on the night of the third I went to draw rations (I was a non-commissioned officer) and help cook it but it rained so hard we could not keep the fires going so we packed up our supplies and waited until daybreak so we could go to the company. A non-combatant told me that I was surrounded by the Yankees but if I would follow his directions I could get through their lines. I did so and reached my company, which had been ordered to fall back, about two hours by Sunday. When I got back, they told me they had been betting on me all day to get in all right.

The Yanks were making a desperate campaign and were so outnumbered that we had to stay under fire all the time to hold them back. Lots of times, I saw them wounded right at our lines; they would beg for help or water and when possible a flag of truce would be sent up and aid would be given or the dead buried. I think both sides would always do this when possible.

Moved up the lines on the 6th and did picket fighting. The 12th we crossed the James River on a pontoon bridge near Drury’s Bluff and on to Peetersburg. On the 13th we occupied the breastworks.

June 29th we were thrown back to the north side of the James River. 30th they blew up our lines on the North/South (??) side, and we were thrown back to the south side of the James River to Peetersburg.

Aug. 18th they captured our railroad [Weldon R.R.]. We were under fire continuously – rear guard action. We were trying to recapture it and after I had shot forty rounds of cartridges. I got a cartridge off a dead man’s body. For some reason, one of the balls got hung in the barrel of my gun and I couldn’t ram it down. I jabbed the rammer against a stump so hard I couldn’t pull it out of the stump or push it down so I left the rammer sticking in the stump and the gun hung on it. I thought I could soon get another from some wounded or dead comrade, so I continued on the charge without a gun but had gone only a few yards when I was shot in the back of my right hand with a Minee ball. After I was wounded I pulled off my cartridge box and belt and left them on a stump so some one else could use them if they wanted to. I went to the rear. I saw Dr. Carlton who said there was no ball in my hand. I went further to the rear and saw Dr. Wilson – he ran his little finger in the hole in my hand and said he could feel the minee ball. He cut my first and second fingers and about half of my hand off.

Started to the Hospital at Richmond, got to Danville the next day. Stayed there ‘til evening and then went to Greensborough, N.C. Stayed all night at wayside home. From there to Charleston, N.C. Here at a wayside home they had a table spread but I was too weak to get about, so they brought me something in the car. Didn’t stop any more until we got to Hamburg, S.C., from there to Augusta, Ga.

“I only vaguely remember what he told me of his trip home – across Georgia and Alabama. ‘Buggedy Bucks’ gave him much concern. For him he said the war was over when he left the battle and the rest wasn’t worth recording. Wish I had recorded all the Grand Old Man told me about his experience. Never heard him complain about any of the hardships he experienced. Dad told me about how Grandpa’s right hand ‘rose’ (abscessed) for many years – must have been osteo.” - Thomas Conner, Sr., 1966 addendum to notes.
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