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Nathaniel Barham, Co K, 5th Miss Infantry

Nathaniel Barham, my Great Great Grandfather – Fought in the Civil War, was wounded at the Battle of Franklin, TN , Nov., 30, 1864 (note found in bible of Nathaniel’s written by Matilda Brookshire, his Mother-in-law) Nathaniel Barham born 1828 … Continue reading

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Colonel John Weir, 5th Mississippi

Colonel John Weir, 5th mississippi infantry. Consolidated with 3d miss battalion. Commanded lowrey’s brigade in some battles (jonesboro). Wounded at shiloh and franklin. Survived the war. Buried in Weir, Mississippi. The Weir home has been preserved and we dedicated it some … Continue reading

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George E. Dorrill, Company E, 5th Mississippi Infantry

My Great-Grandfather, George E. Dorrill, was in Company E of the 5th Mississippi at Franklin, Tennessee. It was also in General Mark Perin Lowery’s Brigade. He was known as “the Fighting Preacher. After the war, he founded Blue Mountain College … Continue reading

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Private Abraham Howell, Company A, 5th Mississippi Infantry

Pvt. Abraham Howell (24), Co. A (Red Rovers) 5th Mississippi Infantry. Out of (17) in his Co. He and one other man were the only ones not killed or captured. After the battle of Nashville He went back to his … Continue reading

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Sgt Solomon Skelton, Company G, 5th Mississippi Infantry was captured at Franklin with his brother

My great-great grandfather was Sergeant Solomon Skelton, Co G (Barry Guards), 5th Mississippi Infantry. He was wounded and captured at Franklin. His brother, 1 SGT Absalom Skelton, also of Co. G, was also captured. Kevin Marcus kbmarcus[at]yahoo.com

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Solomon Skelton, Company G, 5th Mississippi Infantry

My great-great grandfather was Sergeant Solomon Skelton, Co G (Barry Guards), 5th Mississippi Infantry. He was wounded and captured at Franklin. Ed. The 5th was part of Lowrey’s Brigade, Cleburne’s Division.  The 5th Miss lost 19 men killed at Franklin. … Continue reading

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George Washington Sanders, Company K, 5th Mississippi

George Washington Sanders of Carthage, Miss. enlisted in his uncle Zachariah Booth’s Scotland Guards at age 21 as a private. He was mustered in July 23, 1861, at Laurel Hill, MS, in Co. K, 5th Miss. He was ill and both in … Continue reading

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Asa Minor Laney, Company F, Winston Rifles, 5th Mississippi Infantry

Asa Minor Laney was born in Henry Co., Georgia, to Philips W. Laney and Elizabeth Wade Laney, but moved with his parents and siblings to Winston Co., Mississippi in 1852, near the small community of Lobutcha, which does not exist … Continue reading

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