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Captain T.C. Park's Company, Local Defense Troops      
Company Unknown
Daniel Boone Goforth - Private   
D.B. Goforth was a grgr Uncle who married my grgr grandfathers sister Nancy Carline Hall b.Jan 1848,Rabun Co. Ga.My grgr grandfather was Leander Hall. D.B.Goforth was a very colorful mountainman. He served in the 29th Tenn. Inf. Regt. and was shot through the thigh at the Battle of Resaca and spent about 9 months recovering in a field hospital and went back and finished off the war with his regiment. His parents were Josiah and Esther Hefnor Goforth from Polk CoTenn Uncle Dan died on Mar 11, 1911 and is buried in 'Old Fairview Church Cemetary, Polk Co. Tenn.
Contact Name:  Paul Nick Hall
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Date Added:  12/18/2007
Company Unknown
William Riley Lamb - Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  April Lane
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Date Added:  9/16/2015
Company Unknown
Samuel Jackson Powel - Colonel   
Enlisted from Hawkins Co, TN as Capt. Later promoted to full Col. After the war he removed to Hernando, MS and became a Federal Judge.
Contact Name:  W J Gosnell
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Date Added:  1/9/2011
Company Unknown
James H Winfrey - Private   
Born Oct 1841 Hawkins County, Tn. Died: June 1909, Buried Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Rogersville, Tn.
Contact Name:  Eddie Elkins
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Date Added:  2/25/2018
Company A
James Eldon Groves - Private   
Brother to W.Q Groves. Served July 26,1861 to May 1,1885
Contact Name:  Ron Groves
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Date Added:  1/5/2015
Company A
William Q Groves - 2nd Sergeant   
Enlisted July 26, 1861. 'Deserted at Demnplis (Demopolis, Alabama?) and went to Lee's Caveldry (sig) (Cavalry)' ie. Joined Morgan's Cavalry with Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Served until end of the war.

Brother to James Eldon Groves.
Contact Name:  Ron Groves
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Date Added:  1/5/2015
Company A
Isham T. Long - Private   
Killed at Baker Creek, MS
Contact Name:  Andrew Patterson
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Date Added:  10/23/2007
Company A
Russell Mosteller - Private   
Russell Mosteller was killed at Petersburg, VA.
Contact Name:  Wes Mosteller
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Date Added:  8/10/2009
Company B
Alphonse Chable - Captain   
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Contact Name:  T Cox
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Date Added:  8/30/2009
Company B
Jesse Richard Heifner - Private   
Jesse R. Heifner enlisted in Company B, 29th Tennessee Infantry on July, 1861. He was 16 years old. He served under Capt. M. H. Hancock and Col. Sam Powell until July, 1862 when he was discharged for being under age. 18 was the age requirement. Later that same year, still only 17 years of age, he enlisted in Company E of the 5th Tennessee Calvary Regiment (McKenzie's). He served with the 5th Tennessee Calvary until the end of the war. He was paroled at Charlotte, North Carolina.

While serving with the 29th Infantry he was in the battle of Rock Castle and the battle of Fishing Creek. Both of these engagements were in Kentucky.
Contact Name:  Daniel T. Heifner
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Date Added:  3/28/2008
Company B
John Morgan - Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Ryan
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Date Added:  1/13/2010
Company B
John Lafayette Morgan - Sergeant   
Joined in May, 1861, at Springtown, Polk County, Tennessee. Captured while on furlough after Missionary Ridge, imprisoned at Ft. Deleware, paroled at war's end.
Contact Name:  Michael F. Morgan
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Date Added:  6/4/2008
Company B
John H. O'Neal - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jeff Ward
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Date Added:  10/18/2008
Company C
Hugh P. Barnes - Private   
Hugh P. Barnes of Knox Co., KY, enlisted in 29th Tenn. Infantry, Co. C, C.S.A., at Cumberland Gap on 01 Jan 1863. Injured at or near Columbia, Tenn. by falling tree at approximately 23:00 on 25 Nov 1864 that killed James Canann & crippled 4 others; injured Robt. M. Thompson. Application for Confederate Pension filed in Manchester, Clay Co., KY on 12 Jun 1912. Affidavits of support filed at Camp J. W. Fulkerson, Tazewell, Tenn., by J. D. Nelson on 26 Apr 1915 and by Robt. M. Thompson, Shawanee, Claiborne Co., TN on 27 Apr 1915. Confederate Pension approved; $12 per month, with back pay to 1912 application date (approx $900)on 29 Oct 1919. Death date unknown.
Contact Name:  Melissa Barnes Columbia
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Date Added:  9/11/2012
Company C
Anderson Brewer - Private   
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Contact Name:  MIke Perry
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Date Added:  12/14/2004
Company C
James P. Edwards - Sergeant   
Looking for more information on James P. Edwards from Claiborne County, TN.
Contact Name:  James Golden
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Date Added:  11/19/2011
Company C
William Jasper Houston - Private   
Regarding William Jasper Houston, some information has come to bear, which may indicate that he was a member of the 48th Virginia before enlisting or being conscripted into the 29th Tennessee. A William J. Houston, 23, laborer is found in 1860 at Seven Mile Ford, Smyth County, Virginia with the Oury family. Ancestry.com lists a William J. Houston, 23, laborer, as enlisting from Smyth Co., Seven Mile Ford with Co. D 48th Virginia Confederate Infantry on 18 May 1861. He was detailed on 30 April 1862 as a teamster.



My William Jasper Houston was born 28 May 1838 likely in or near Washington County, Virginia. He is listed in the 1850 Smyth County Virginia census with his parents and sister, Nancy Jane, and living in the same district as the Oury family. William Jasper Houston married Margaret Ann Fox in Claiborne County, Tennessee on 16 September 1857. His parent’s, James R. and Martha Ann Buchanan, moved to Union County, Tennessee sometime between 1850 and 1860. They are in Union County in 1860 and are in Claiborne County in the 1870 and 1880 census. William Jasper Houston and Margaret Ann Fox had a daughter, Margaret Ann Houston who was born 13 June 1858 in Grainger County, Tennessee. In 1859 William Jasper Houston’s wife died of causes unknown at this time.


In 1860 Margaret Ann Houston is found with her maternal grandparents, Abraham Fox and Elizabeth Goodman, in Claiborne County. Her father, William Jasper Houston, has not been found in any Tennessee census records as of yet. In 1850 Abraham Fox, William Jasper Houston’s father-in-law, is living beside the same Oury family where we find the William J. Houston that may have joined the 48th Virginia. This indicates that there was some connection at least between the Fox family and the William J. Houston that lived with the Oury family in 1860. They knew each other.


The records of the William J. Houston who joined the 48th do not indicate how long he stayed with this regiment, but did list him as being a “teamster” in 1862. My William Jasper Houston joined the 29th Tennessee Confederate Infantry on 5 January 1863. According to his enlistment papers he was enlisted by Captain Fulkerson for a period of 3 years. He was never paid. For the period January and February his 'Name appears in Column of names present as Wm. Jasper Houston.' He was listed as present by Captain Pilcher from January 1863 through October. Remarks for November and December say: 'Killed in skirmish near Chattanooga, Tennessee November 23, 1863.” It is unclear at this time exactly where his regiment was on the 23rd. The regimental history of the 29th states the following:


In the Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-20, 1863, the 29th, under Colonel Rice, reported the expenditure of 10,600 rounds of ammunition, and suffered 71 casualties. It moved to Sweetwater on October 19, but returned to Missionary Ridge November 9. On November 20, 1863, Vaughn’s Brigade was transferred to Major General T. C. Hindman's Division for a few months, and was engaged in the Battle of Missionary Ridge on November 25, 1863. Hindman’s Division consisted of Anderson’s Brigade, Manigault’s Brigade, Dea’s Brigade, Vaughn’s Brigade, and an Artillery Battalion under Major Alfred R. Courtney. On February 20, 1864, it was returned to Cheatham's Division, where it remained for the duration (On 23 November 1863 Hindman’s Division held the right of the Confederate line facing Chattanooga at the base of Missionary Ridge. The line was thrown sufficiently forward from the base to give room for the camps. Deas' Brigade had Vaughan's on its right and Manigault's on its left. Vaughan's Brigade consisted of the 11th Tennessee, Col. George W. Gordon, the 12th and 47th Tennessee, Col. William M. Watkins, the 13th and 154th Tennessee, Lieut. Col. R. W. Pitman, and the 29th Tennessee, Col. Horace Rice )


I think that perhaps my William Jasper Houston returned to Smyth County, Virginia after the death of his wife, Margaret Ann Fox Houston, and went to work for the Oury family. The war broke out in April of 1861, he joined the 48th Virginia, served his term or deserted, and then returned to Claiborne County to be with his daughter. Perhaps he was upset at the death of his brother-in-law, Levi Heron, who died of fever while serving with Co. K, 63rd Virginia Confederate Infantry. He then either joined the 29th Tennessee or was conscripted into service. He never returned home and his place of burial is unknown as well. The following email from John Chapla, a historian for the 48th Virginia, may explain or verify my conclusions about William Jasper Houston.


Joe,
After all these years, I didn't think you'd be at the same e-mail. Glad to get back to you. I am not kin to William Jasper Houston, but have an interest in him because a man by that name was a member of the 48th Virginia. You wanted to know if there was a link between the William Jasper Houston in the 48th and a man by the same name in the 29th Tenn. I have continued to collect information on the 48th, to include reviewing Civil War era newspapers. I found this info below in an announcement, 'Absent Without Leave,' published in the Abingdon Virginian on 20 March 1863. Capt. R.H. Dungan, commander of D/48Va, offered a reward of $80 for the return of each of three men from his company who were AWOL. About William Jasper Houston, Dungan wrote: 'Houston's whereabouts is unknown. His parents live in Tennessee.' A reward of $30 was offered for Houston's delivery 'to any military post.' (48Va: 53, 1863/03/20) This may be the link you are looking for. At least we know now that the Houston of the 48th had the opportunity in 1863 to join another unit, and that he was linked to Tennessee by his parents; more likely parents-in-law. What we don't have is why Houston would leave one active regiment, the 48th, to join another active one, the 29th Tennessee, and risk severe punishment. What was the motivation for the move?


Absent Without Leave

PRIVATES Amos Cross and James A. Settle, of my Company, are absent without leave. The former is home in Smyth County, Virginia; the latter, I understand, is a fireman of a freight train on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad. Also William Jasper Houston is absent without leave, but his whereabouts is unknown. His parents live in Tennessee. A reward of $80 will be given for each, if delivered at any military post. R.H. Dungan, Captain, Co. D, 48th Regiment Virginia Infantry. 20 March 1863-Abingdon Virginian.

Contact Name:  Joe Mode
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Date Added:  7/7/2006
Company C
James N Patillo - Private   
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Contact Name:  George McCormick
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Date Added:  3/30/2004
Company C
John Province - Private   
John Province enlisted with his son William B Province at Cumberland Gap in August of 1861. He was assigned as a fifer. He was discharged in 1863.
Contact Name:  Ed Collins
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Date Added:  11/22/2010
Company C
William B Province - Private   
William B Province enlisted with his father John Province at Cumberland Gap in August of 1861. He was 15 years old and assigned as a drummer. He was captured at the Battle of Fishing Creek in Kentucky in January of 1862, sent to Fort Chase in Ohio and then exchanged at Vicksburg.

He was discharged in 1863 and arrested by Union forces in March of 1864 in Lee County, Virginia. He was once again sent to Camp Chase and paroled in March of 1865.
Contact Name:  Ed Collins
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Date Added:  11/22/2010
Company D
David Henry Harrison Brock - Private   
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Contact Name:  Lyndal Britt
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Date Added:  3/26/2015
Company D
William Rufus Depew - Private   
William Rufus died of disease on Jan 28, 1863 in Chattanooga Tn. in the Academy Hospital after being wounded on Dec 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River. He was buried on the Tennessee river and his marker was washed away from flood and is one of the missing names from Watkins list of Confederates buried at the Confederate Cemetery at Chattanooga. He went without a marker for 141 years until I placed one for hime in that cemetery last year. His brother fought for the union with the 47th Kentucky Infantry Co D.
Contact Name:  Billy R. Edwards
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Date Added:  2/23/2007
Company F
William C. Golden - Private   
William C. elisted in the 29th Tennessee in 1861 and surrendered to Union forces at Pelham, TN in July 1863. According to records, he was released upon enlisting in the Union Army - 34th Kentucky - in September 1963 and served until the end of the war.

I am looking for more information on this ancestor.
Contact Name:  James Golden
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Date Added:  11/18/2011
Company F
James Elbert Gosnold - Sergeant   
Enlisted August 21, 1861 at Henderson Depot. Wounded and captured at Adairsville, Georgia May 13-15 by Sherman's forces. Paroled at Greensboro, N.C., May 1, 1865. (b. Sept. 4, 1840 - d. July 6, 1905).
Contact Name:  Richard Gosnold
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Date Added:  11/16/2009
Company F
Alexander Guinn - Private   
Alexander Guinn was capture and held until his death at Camp Morton 25 Jan 1865
Contact Name:  Sandy Marcantel
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Date Added:  3/19/2014
Company F
Charles Henry Wells - 2nd Lieutenant   
Charles H. Wells was the son of William S. and Susan A. (Reinhardt) Wells of Memphis, TN. He had four brothers who also fought for the Confederacy: James M. Wells (13th Tennesse Cavalry), William Wells (12th Battalion Tennessee Cavalry), Julius T. Wells (4th Tennessee Infantry) and Francis M. Wells (28th Battalion Georgia Siege Artillery). There is very little known about Charles H. because he died in 1865 at the age of 30. William S. Wells was shot in his bed by Union soldiers who were celebrating the winning of the war in June of 1865 and fired into his home not knowing he was sick in bed at the time and died as a result. Susan A. Wells never re-married and died in Springfield, MO in 1895.
Contact Name:  Craig Jones
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Date Added:  7/4/2009
Company G
Jacob R. Cox - Sergeant   
He and his brother Pvt. William K.Cox, also in the 29th were cousins to my paternal gr,grandmother,Cynthia Cox Land and her father, John Wesley Cox. Their grandfather, William Cox served in the war of 1812. Their Gr,grandfather, Jeremiah Cox ( grandfather of John Wesley Cox,) served in the Revolution. Cox families in my family tree settled in what was known as ' Cox Valley 'in Sullivan County, East Tennessee. William & Jacob filled out Civil War Questionnaires fot the State of Tenn. before their deaths in the early 1920's. In his own words Jacob describes his experiences in the Civil War : Soldier's Rank_In Private: ' May 1861.' He mentions battles he took part in : 'Fishing Creek, Shilo,( Shiloh ) Farmington-Chickamoogie,( Chickamauga ) Murfreesboro, Lookout Mt., Missionary Ridge, Georgia Battles round the Kensaw Mountians,Franklin and Nashville.' He says ' I was captured in Georgia near the Kensaw Mountians the 22nd day of July,1864.( Battle of Atlanta ?) Sent to Camp Morton. To what we had to eat over there,we didn't get ice cream. we didn't suffer for anything to eat or wear. We slept on the ground and got up at bugle sound, as to cold, I didn't suffer only when I was a prisoner, no fire, no blanket, and nothing to eat weather 10 below zero.' After the war Jacob farmed, served as Magistrate and postmaster, and Deacon in Fordtown Baptist Church.
Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  2/27/2007
Company G
William Kincheloe Cox - Private   
He and his brother, Jacob R. Cox were cousins to my paternal gr,grandmother, Cynthia Cox Land and her father, John Wesley Cox of Washington Co., Tn. William became a well-known Baptist Minister in East Tn & S.W. Va. following the war and fathered 3 other Ministers. Company G George P. Faw, Isaac E. Reeves, Co. 'G'. Men from Washington County. Soldier's Rank_In Private: June, 1861,in Greene Co.,Tn. Soldier's Rank_Out Private: Paroled April,1865 William & Jacob filled out Civil War Questionnaires fot the State of Tenn. before their deaths in the early 1920's. In his own words, William describes his experiences in the Civil War : '' First sent to Carters Station then to Rockcastle Hill, Ky. ( his first battle.) then back to Knoxville,Tn. then to Fishing Creek,Ky.where Gen Zolleychoffer ( Zollicoffer ) was killed. I rode the General's horse back to camp from where he fell. When I told his servants he had been killed they cried like children. I served 4 of the best years of my life in the Civil War and never received a penny for it. They told me I owned too much poor land to get a pension. We suffered greatly in that war. I went without food and scarce clothing especialy late in the war. I also lay in the hospitial 3 months with typhoid. This was followed by 3 more months of chills. I walked most of the way back home. Part of the way on a borrowed horse.'
Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  2/26/2007
Company G
George Parks Fax - Captain   
Return of George P Fax-Washington-to Tennessee. State of Tennessee Exchange Dept. Nashville??, Respectfully forwarded to the Nashville. Tennessee Attorney general Approved W. G/ & ?. George was part of a prisoner of war exchange.
Contact Name:  Carole O'Dell
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Date Added:  11/17/2012
Company G
George W. Fulkerson - 1st Sergeant   
Brother of Col.Abraham Fulkerson of the 63rd Inf. Born in 1828, Washington Co., TN
Also served with his older brother in the 19th Tn.Inf. My 4th gr grandmother, Mary Jobe Cox was his maternal gr,aunt.
Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  8/4/2007
Company G
Nelson Gray - Private   
Enlisted at Camp Powell Aug.21,1861. Last record dated Jan.15,1864 at Dalton,Ga. Only 4 cards in his CMSR. He surrendered at Jonesboro,Tennessee April 19,1865. Took the Oath of Allegiance there on May 22,1865. Described as 5'10' Dark complexion,Dark Hair,Gray Eyes.A resident of Washington County,Tennessee. Nelson was a nephew of Anderson and Harvey Gray of the 60th Tenn.

Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  8/9/2006
Company G
Benjamin Franklin Hankal - Sergeant   
Enlisted in November, 1862. Moved to Company H, 2nd Tennessee Conolidated regiment. Paroled with the rest of his regiment at Greensboro, NC on May 1, 1865.
Contact Name:  Tony Ruegger
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Date Added:  4/29/2010
Company G
James Madison Bowman Hankal - Private   
Enlisted at age 17. Taken prisoner and paroled at the Battle of Perryville, KY. Shot in the arm near Marietta, GA during the Atlanta Campaign and furloughed for the balance of the war due to his injuries. Good thing he wasn't killed as he became my great great grandfather!
Contact Name:  Tony Ruegger
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Date Added:  4/29/2010
Company G
John A Hankal - Private   
Enlisted November 1862. Captured while on picket duty at Missionary Ridge November 23, 1863. Transferred to Louisville Prison and then again to Rock Island Barracks in Illinois. Exchanged back to CSA on February 25, 1865. Was returned sick and entered hospital and remained there for the rest of the war.
Contact Name:  Tony Ruegger
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Date Added:  4/29/2010
Company G
Michael K Hankal - Private   
The youngest of four brothers, he was one of the first to enlist on August 21, 1861 when he was 15 years old. He was captured and paroled at the Battle of Perryville, KY on October 8, 1862. Discharged on February 19, 1863 for being under age!
Contact Name:  Tony Ruegger
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Date Added:  4/29/2010
Company H
Thomas Jefferson Lamb - Private   
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Contact Name:  Scott Green
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Date Added:  7/7/2009
Company I
Jackson Decatur Bushong - Captain   
My 3rd Great Uncle. He was ambushed and killed on his way home from the war. Buried Blue Springs Lutheran Cemetery, Mosheim, Tennessee.
Contact Name:  Richard Zollman
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Date Added:  8/8/2012
Company I
William A Litel/Lytle - Private   
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Contact Name:  Wanda Lindbloom
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Date Added:  5/19/2012
Company I
Johnathan R McGuffin - 1st Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Charles Fisher
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Date Added:  7/15/2016
Company K
Baker Arnold - Private   
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Contact Name:  Claire Britton-Warren
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Date Added:  8/21/2007
Company K
alfred bryant bailey - 1st Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  richard stubblefield
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Date Added:  10/28/2012
Company K
Wellington Jackson Eidson - Private   
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Contact Name:  Esther Linton
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Date Added:  8/17/2006
Company K
Lewis Henry Lee - Private   
Resided in Hawkins County, Tennessee. A GGGgrandfather. Captured 19 July 1864 at Peachtree Creek, GA. Sent to Camp Douglas, Ill. After giving Oath of Allegiance, enlisted in the 5th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers, sent to Ft Leavenworth, KS. Went awol and returned to Hawkins County, TN. Applied for pension based on U.S. service, denied. Applied for pension based on C.S. service under the name Louis, denied. Understand that the 29th TN captured the flag of a Union regiment at the Dead Angle, Kennesaw Mountain. I think this can be found at the website of the 29th's re-enactors.
Contact Name:  Brian W. French
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Date Added:  8/16/2007
Company K
Richard Hutson/Hudson Morrison - Private   
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Contact Name:  Wesley J. Light
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Date Added:  4/2/2008
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