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Company Unknown
Marion Augustus Baldwin - Private   
I am working on a biographical study of Baldwin and am in desperate need of primary sources and materials concerning the 55th until September 1863 and afterward the experiences of the members of the 55th at Camp Douglas.
Contact Name:  Ralph Bass
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Date Added:  2/4/2010
Company Unknown
Ickabod Cowser - Private   
Have no information on this distant relative. The surname Cowser, which may be a misspelling of Cowsert, is one of perhaps a hundred variants of the original surname Cossart. Would appreciate learning any information others may have on this soldier.
Contact Name:  Jim Couzzourt
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Date Added:  2/1/2007
Company Unknown
Christopher Columbus Martin - Private   
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Contact Name:  Ben
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Date Added:  8/27/2015
Company Unknown
Alexander William Persons - Lt. Colonel   
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Contact Name:  Robert Persons
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/13/2013
Company Unknown
Enoch Vandiver Pool - Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Earlhewett@comcast.net
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/26/2008
Company A
Turner Isaac Ball - Captain   
Captured at Cumberland Gap Tenn. POW at Johnson's Island Ohio. Attempted escape and got stuck in hole under the fence
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohsummit/familypg/getout.htm
He was 'Capt Pole Who Stuck In The Hole' I had heard this story all my life and found it on the internet
Contact Name:  Robert Ball
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Date Added:  4/23/2009
Company A
James S Calhoun - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Patrick Calhoun
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Date Added:  2/2/2010
Company A
William T. Calhoun - 4th Sergeant   
William T. Calhoun is my great Uncle, James S. Calhoun was my
great grandfather. Both were captured at Cumberland Gap 8 Sept. 1863 and released from Camp Douglas Ill. on 14 June 1865.
Contact Name:  Jim Calhoun, CMsgt USAF Ret.EOD
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/9/2011
Company A
George Washington Martin - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Ben Martin
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Date Added:  1/22/2009
Company A
Samuel Stith Parham - Private   
Lied about age and joined. Was sick and absent when 55th was captured at Cumberland Gap Tenn. Was reassigned as guard at Camp Sumpter(Andersonville). Walked home to Benevolence Ga at war's end
Contact Name:  Robert Ball
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Date Added:  4/23/2009
Company A
James H. Swann - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Melody Gay Strickland
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Date Added:  2/2/2011
Company A
John Ross Swann - Private   
Died in Hospital Strawberry Plains Tennessee
Contact Name:  Melody Gay Strickland
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Date Added:  2/2/2011
Company A
Joseph Hambleton Swann - Private   
Brother to James H Swann,John Ross Swann
Contact Name:  Melody Gay Strickland
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  2/2/2011
Company A
Daniel Fredrick Watson - Private   
Survived Camp Douglas
Contact Name:  Melody Gay Strickland
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Date Added:  2/2/2011
Company B
Joseph R Chapman - 4th Sergeant   
Joseph was 24 years old. He enlisted on 17 May 1862 at Crawfordville, Taliferro Co Georgia. Another card says he enlisted at Lawrenceville. Enlisting for three years or the war in Capt. James M. Griffin's Co. 55th Georgia Infantry. This became Co B. They mustered in at Camp Stevens. Joseph became ill and never recovered his health. Sent to the hospital in Knoxville and transferred to the hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He was discharged by surgeons certificate on 23 Oct. 1862. Paid $59.50 cents at Atlanta on 23 Oct. 1862.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  5/7/2015
Company B
Robert J Etheredge - 2nd Lieutenant   
All I know about my ancestor is that he was first in Company I as a private and then in Company B as a 2 Lt. Other than that, I can find no other information on him.
Contact Name:  Suzanna
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Date Added:  10/4/2006
Company B
Wyatt B Noel - Sergeant   
This is my Great Great Uncle who never made it home from the Civil War. Would really like to find out what happened. He was a POW in Virginia.
Contact Name:  Scarlett Cosby
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Date Added:  6/1/2018
Company B
Felix T. Pittman - Private   
POW. Captured at Cumberland Gap. Prisoner at Camp Douglas Illinois.
Contact Name:  Reed Davis
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Date Added:  2/15/2011
Company B
James Self - Private   
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Contact Name:  Ray Self
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Date Added:  3/3/2005
Company C
George Harmon Draughon - Private   
Capturted at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee
pow at Camp Douglas, Illinois
Contact Name:  Larry V. Brown
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  8/17/2010
Company C
James Winfrey Mitchell - Private   
Enlisted in the 55th Georgia Infantry of the Army of Tennessee with brothers John Torrance Mitchell and William T Mitchell.
Contact Name:  Ruby Mitchell Wells
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  10/19/2010
Company C
F. M. Peavy - Sergeant   
I am researching my Peavy relatives from Dooly Co. They were in the 54th and 55th Georgia Infantry. I also had one A.Y. Peavy that served in heavy artillery.I am having trouble finding info on Byrd Y. Peavy. There were 6 brothers that fought in these units. I appreciate any info.
Contact Name:  Donna Baker
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Date Added:  1/26/2009
Company C
Jesse J. Peavy - Private   
Jesse Peavy was discharged 24th April 1863 at Knoxville Tennessee.He was one of six brothers from Dooly Co. that fought for the confederacy.
Contact Name:  Donna Baker
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Date Added:  1/26/2009
Company C
Benjamin E Phillips - Private   
Died of disease as a POW Company C, 55th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 1 Oct 1863 at Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL.
Contact Name:  Randy Phillips
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Date Added:  6/14/2012
Company C
Durham J Sangster - Private   
I’ve found records of him being Kia at Cumberland gap 1963. Family story’s say he died of pneumonia guarding prisoners.
Contact Name:  Bob stevenson
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Date Added:  10/8/2018
Company C
James Martin Van Buren Williams - 4th Corporal   
JMV Williams was my great graet grandfather from Dooly County.
Captured at Cumberland Gap,TN, POW, Camp Douglas,IL,paroled as guard at Andersonville until end of war.
Contact Name:  Larry Mashburn
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Date Added:  8/21/2011
Company D
John Erwin Reynolds - Private   
Enlisted in 1862. Died at Kennebec, Maine on 1 Apr 1863. Not really sure how. Can't find evidence of any kind of skirmish on that day.
Contact Name:  Dennis Nesbit
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Date Added:  8/20/2010
Company D
David Russell Sargent - Private   
The family story was that he spent the war in an Illinois POW camp and walked back to Georgia barefoot after the war. Research shows that he was captured at Cumberland Gap, was imprisoned at Camp Douglas Illinois, and since most prisoners were shoeless, most likely did walk back to Georgia barefoot.
Contact Name:  Ralph Pearce
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Date Added:  10/3/2009
Company E
ambrose ransom dunn - Private   
This is my great-grandfather
Contact Name:  Edgar Haire
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Date Added:  9/29/2015
Company E
FrancisM M Grimes - Private   
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Francis M. Grimes
Name: Francis M. Grimes
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Georgia
Regiment Name: 55 Georgia Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
Company: E
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M226 roll 25
Contact Name:  joyce ballard
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Date Added:  11/10/2014
Company E
George Washington Grimes - Private   
I am looking for the 55th Regimental Flag Company E Miller County WILDCATS militia.. Does anybody have this information
Contact Name:  Daniel Grimes
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Date Added:  5/21/2013
Company E
Alexander Hair - Private   
Alexander Hair is my great great uncle. He was a member of the 55th Georgia Infantry captured at Cumberland in Sept. 1862. He is buried near the Willis Lake in Miller County, Georgia.
Contact Name:  Edgar Haire
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Date Added:  1/26/2009
Company E
Joseph Andrew Jackson Sheffield - Private   
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Contact Name:  Gary Adams
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Date Added:  1/29/2010
Company F
Seaborn Jackson Holloway - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jane Frazer
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Date Added:  8/22/2007
Company F
William A Howard - Unknown   
Born Meriwether County 1828,
died 1908, Cullman County Alabama
buried Goshen United Methodist, Glenoch Road, Roopville
oldest son, Judge Millard Howard
Contact Name:  Gerry W. Howard
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Date Added:  6/10/2012
Company F
Terrell Thrash - Private   
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Contact Name:  Mark Johnson
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Date Added:  9/26/2008
Company G
James C Barbre - Private   
James C Barbre enlisted on May 5 1862 Randolph County Georgia for 3 years. Served with the 55th Ga when captured on Sept. 9, 1863 at Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Prisoner of War until exchange at New Orleans La. May 4, 1865. After this he was on police guard duty, guarding prisoners at Camp Sumpter Ga and Florence S.C.(m266roll529)
Contact Name:  Ned Barbre Jr
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Date Added:  11/15/2006
Company G
Lewis Johnson Rigsby - Sergeant   
Lewis Johnson Rigsby was first in 55 Company H,mustered out 5 May 1862,Re enlisted 17 May 1862,assigned to Company G,was captured at Cumberland Gap 9 Set 1863,sent to Camp Douglas,released when the war ended
Contact Name:  Melody Gay Strickland
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Date Added:  2/1/2011
Company G
Joab B Savell - Private   
Enlisted 5 May 1862 Randolph Co. Georgia. Discharged from Knoxville TN hospital 10 Aug 1862 – probably on surgeon’s certificate - reason unknown. Returned home. Enlisted in 55th Infantry Detachment 3 Mar 1864. Guarded Union prisoners at Camp Sumter, Andersonville GA for duration of war.
Contact Name:  Tim Savelle
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Date Added:  10/4/2009
Company G
John William Savell - Private   
Fought in Kentucky Campaign – August 1862. Captured with majority of regiment at Cumberland Gap Tenn on 9 Sep 1863. Transferred to military Prison at Louisville KY, then Camp Douglas in Chicago. Died of typhoid fever at Camp Douglas on 10 Nov 1863.
Contact Name:  Tim Savelle
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Date Added:  10/4/2009
Company G
William B Spurlock - 2nd Corporal   
William B. Spurlock was held POW at Fort Douglas in Chicago after the surrender at Cumberland Gap. He was released in June of 1865 and took three months walking back home to Randolph Co, GA.
Contact Name:  Stephen
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Date Added:  2/22/2010
Company H
John Wiley Mattox - 2nd Lieutenant   
Orginially a member of the 5th GA INF, John enlisted in the 55th on 17 May 1862. No record of his capture, but he survived the war.
Contact Name:  F. McGee
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Date Added:  3/10/2012
Company H
John Torrance Mitchell - Private   
Enlisted in Company H, 55th Georgia Infantry of the Army of Tennessee. Brothers James Winfrey Mitchell and William T Mitchell also enlisted in the 55th.
Contact Name:  Ruby Mitchell Wells
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Date Added:  10/19/2010
Company H
Lewis Johnson Rigsby - Private   
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Contact Name:  Melody Gay Strickland
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Date Added:  2/1/2011
Company H
Wm John Lewis Spivey - Private   
Captured at Cumberland Gap. POW Camp Douglas. Died in Stewart Co. GA in 1879 having a tooth pulled ('never came out from under the gas').
Contact Name:  Marshall Spivey
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Date Added:  6/7/2005
Company I
Jesse Davis - Private   
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Contact Name:  Dairell W Davis
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Date Added:  11/22/2011
Company I
Samuel Netum Davis - Unknown   
55th Georgia Regiment Company I http://www.nwinfo.net/~jagriffin/55th.htm

Company I, 55th Georgia Infantry CSA
Gwinnett County men
Field officer DA Lee (died)
The Fifty-fifth was sent to east Tennessee, in the spring of 1862, and in Heth's division marched into Kentucky. Returning to east Tennessee, it served in that department until surrendered with the rest of the garrison of Cumberland Gap in the summer of 1863. After exchange it was placed on detached service, guarding prisoners at Andersonville, Ga., and Salisbury, NC. In March, 1865, the detachments of the regiment were ordered to report to General Johnston in North Carolina, but the war ended before the order could be obeyed. The regiment had the following officers besides those already named: Cols. A. W. Persons and D. S. Printup, Lieut.-Col. D. S. Printup, Maj. M. P. Tucker, and Capt. J. J. Roberson succeeded Baker.

burial http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/cemeteries/christiana.txt
Contact Name:  Vel McKleroy
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Date Added:  3/15/2008
Company I
Jarvis E Etheridge - Private   
died from wounds received at cumberland gap
Contact Name:  Suzanna
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Contact Homepage:  www.shareyourstorytoday.com
Date Added:  9/10/2009
Company I
William Wise Garner - Private   
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Contact Name:  Elizabeth Flint
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Date Added:  2/26/2015
Company I
Matthew R Hunnicutt - 2nd Corporal   
Captured on Sep 9, 1863. Received at POW Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL, on Sep 24, 1863, and died there of inflammation of the brain on Sep 11, 1864.
Contact Name:  Jody Nelson
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Date Added:  6/1/2015
Company I
James Harrison Mitchell - Private   
Company I -('Gwinnett County Men')
Captain D.A. Lee
Contact Name:  W. Joseph Mitchell
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  9/7/2006
Company K
Marion Koon - Private   
MARION KOON ENLISTED AS A PRIVATE IN CAPT. M.P. TUCKER'S 'K' COMPANY,55th GEORGIA INFANTRY(CONFEDERATE) ON MAY 3rd 1862 IN GRANTVILLE,GA. MARION'S WAR RECORD STATES HE WAS ASSIGNED AS A SHOEMAKER, ON SEPT. 9th 1863 MARION KOON, ALONG WITH HIS UNIT,WAS TAKEN A PRISON OF WAR AT CUMBERLAND GAP,TENNESSEE, BY COL. JAMES W. REILLY, 104th O.V.I. FROM SEPT. 11th TO SEPT 24th MARION KOON WAS HELD AT THE MILITARY PRISON, LOUISVILLE KY, AT THE END OF SEPT 1863 MARION KOON WAS SENT TO A PRISONER OF WAR CAMP IN ILLINOIS (CAMP DOUGLAS) UNTIL THE END OF THE WAR. HE WAS DISCHARGED FROM CAMP DOUGLAS ON JUNE 14th 1865, IN ACCORDANCE WITH 'GENERAL ORDERS No.109,A.G.O., WASHINGTON D.C. JUNE 6th 1865'. MARION KOON RETURNED TO HIS HOME IN THE ROUGH EDGE DIST. OF TROUP COUNTY,GA. IN THE 1880 CENSUS,TROUP COUNTY GA. IT LIST MARION KOON AGE 42 AND HIS WIFE, SARAH AGE 42 AND 7 CHILDREN, THE LAST CHILD IS VIRGIL KOON, MY GRANDFATHER, VIRGIL'S FIRST SON WAS JOHN FRANK KOON, MY FATHER, MY NAME IS JOHN MARION KOON AND MY SON'S NAME IS JOHN PATRICK KOON, AS OF THIS DATE,SEPT 15,2008, MY SON IS 20 YEARS OLD AND A U.S. MARINE.
Contact Name:  John Marion Koon
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Date Added:  4/1/2007
Company K
George Lovett - Private   
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Contact Name:  Nancy Hardeman
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Contact Homepage:  nhardeman@lcboe.us
Date Added:  10/5/2017
Company K
Green B. Peavy - Private   
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Contact Name:  Donna Baker
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  1/26/2009
Company K
John Cooper Smith - Private   
John Cooper Smith was from Hogansville Georgia near Meriwether County. He was mustered in at Grantville GA. He was a guard in Knoxville TN and was captured in 1863 at Cumberland Gap and was a POW in Kentucky and then at Camp Douglas IL. He made it back and is the patriarch of a now large family that lives in East Tennessee near Knoxville. Ironic huh?
Contact Name:  Pete Smith
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  7/9/2010
Company K
Isaac T. Thrash - Private   
Isaac was a POW at Camp Douglas Illinois, where he died sometime between 1863 and 1865.
Contact Name:  Mark Johnson
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  9/26/2008
Company K
William Thrash - Private   
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Contact Name:  Mark Johnson
Contact Email:  Click for E-mail
Date Added:  9/26/2008
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