MilitaryHistoryOnline.com Home   Genealogy   Forums   Search   Contact
Civil War Genealogy
Genealogy Home
General Genealogy Board
Search Regiments
StateAncestors
 Alabama2700
 Arkansas966
 California30
 Colorado13
 Connecticut221
 CSA25
 Delaware66
 Florida404
 Georgia3475
 Illinois2001
 Indiana2294
 Iowa925
 Kansas159
 Kentucky1502
 Louisiana855
 Maine570
 Maryland168
 Massachusetts806
 Michigan591
 Minnesota267
 MIssissippi2353
 Missouri1155
 Nebraska16
 Nevada1
 New Hampshire104
 New Jersey469
 New York1322
 North Carolina3846
 Ohio1942
 Oregon9
 Pennsylvania1682
 Rhode Island60
 South Carolina1057
 Tennessee2643
 Texas1361
 United States141
 USCT5
 Vermont224
 Virginia3920
 West Virginia488
 Wisconsin846
Total41682
Genealogy Ads by Google



Civil War Genealogy Database
Unit Type
State

17th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Frank McWatersRank: Private Company: E

FRANK WAS A PVT. IN COMPANY E, 17TH ALABAMA INFANTRY, (COMPANY E WAS COMPOSED OF MEN FROM PIKE COUNTY). HE ENLISTED IN SEPTEMBER 1861 AND WAS PAROLED AT TALLADEGA, ALABAMA IN 1865. HE LOST AN ARM SOMETIME DURING THE WAR (PROBABLY HIS RIGHT ARM, AS HIS SIGNATURE ON HIS PENSION PAPERS APPEARS TO BE WRITTEN VERY AWKWARDLY, LEFT HANDED). HE WAS PROBABLY WOUNDED EITHER AT SHILOH (1862) OR IN THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN (1864) BETWEEN RESACA AND JONESBORO, GEORGIA AS THE 17TH WAS MOST HEAVILY ENGAGED IN THESE BATTLES. (LOSING 125 AND 586 KILLED AND WOUNDED, RESPECTIVELY AT SHILOH AND IN GEORGIA. THESE CASUALTIES WERE OUT OF A REGIMENT OF APPROXIMATELY 1,000 MEN, A RATE OF OVER 70% FOR THESE TWO CAMPAIGNS ALONE.) DURING GENERAL HOOD'S DISASTEROUS CAMPAIGN INTO TENNESSEE IN THE FALL AND WINTER OF 1864 THE 17TH WAS ENGAGED IN THE SLAUGHTER AT FRANKLIN (LOSING 19 OF 21 OFFICERS) AND THE ROUTE OF HOOD'S ARMY AT NASHVILLE. THEY WERE ENGAGED FOR ONE LAST FIGHT AT BENTONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, BEFORE THE REMNANT THAT WAS LEFT SURRENDERED AND WERE PAROLED BY GENERAL SHERMAN ON APRIL 8, 1865 AT GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. AS FRANK WAS PAROLED AT TALLEDEGA AND NOT GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, HE MUST HAVE EITHER BEEN STILL RECOVERING FROM HIS WOUNDS, OR SERVING WITH A UNIT OTHER THAN THE 17TH.

Contact Info
Contact Name: NB Brothers
Contact E-Mail: Click for E-mail
Homepage:
Please type in your password

Please type in your password in order to edit this ancestor:

   

If you have forgotten your password, please click here.
If you have any problems, please contact Brian Williams at: militaryhistoryonline@hotmail.com
* * *
* * *
© 2018 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com, LLC Contact Brian Williams at: militaryhistoryonline@hotmail.com