Samuel Berry, Company B, 55th Tennessee Infantry

My GGgrandfather’s name was Samuel Berry and he was from Big Sandy, Tn. He was in Co B 55th (Browns) Tennessee Infantry Regiment. He was in Brigadier General Quarles brigade at the Battle of Franklin.

He was killed at the battle and is buried in the Confederate cemetary at Carnton (Section 66-Tn, plot #229). He enlisted at Camden, Tn and was accepted into Confederate service in Clarksville, Tn in the fall of 1861. He was held as a POW at Camp Douglas in Chicago and at Camp Randall in Wisconsin.

Submitted by Don Holland
dholland4776@att.net

Flag of the 46-55 Tn which they lost at Ezra Church, July 28, 1864

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7 Responses to Samuel Berry, Company B, 55th Tennessee Infantry

  1. William Blackman says:

    Don, If you ever get to Dalton, I have the flag of the 46-55 Tn which they lost at Ezra Church, July 28, 1864 in my office and would be glad to show it to you. Blackman@optilink.us

    • dberry1052 says:

      William, I do go through Dalton occasionally. In the meantime, could you photgraph the flag for us descendents? Isaac Galloway Berry (he has a centograph in the Berry cemetary in Camden) was killed in that battle, and probably was buried at the battlefield.. I have copies of depositions by H. Wheatley and a man names Pafford who were in the battle that day and witnessed for Martha Melton Berry’s pension request. Isaac Berry was my GGG Uncle.
      Photo to dberry1052@aol.com

      Thank you!!!
      Dave Berry

  2. mike weed says:

    Appaently he was my g g g grandfather also. His daughter Mary Clementine Berry married my great grandfather Davis. Her daughter Mateldia (Mattie) married my grandfather L.C. Weed would love to hear from you. We may be distant cousins.

  3. mike weed says:

    s.s.berry was my g g g grandfather. His daughter clementine berry married my great grandfather davis, His daughter mattie was my grandmother and her son my father. We may be distant cousins.

  4. dberry1052 says:

    Samuel S. Berry was my GGG Grandfather. Samuel and his brother Isaac Galloway Berry enlisted along with two other brothers Willie and Moses Berry and were all captured after the fall of Island 10 in 1862 and were made prisoners of war. Willie Berry did not survive the captivity. The others, released at Vicksburg, apparently rejoined the 55th Tenn Infantry. Isaac was killed at the Battle of Ezra Church (Lickskillet Road) on July 28th 1864, and it looks like Samuel and Moses were both killed at the Battle of Franklin, 30th Nov 1864, although only Samuel was identified and buried with marker (number 229, section 66). His grave was actually made known to the Berry’s and Holland’s through the researcher Annie Spurgeon of Kansisa city who was assisting the Davis family (re Clementine “Fannie” Berry) in uncovering their past. I have been lucky enough to sojourn to Franklin to visit my Grandfather’s grave. According to all Census records I have found, neither Isaac or Samuel Berry families held any slaves, most likely were fighting mainly for States rights and their home state of Tennessee against unwanted Federal invaders..

    David J Berry
    LCDR USN (ret)

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