Garrisons at Franklin, some killed, Co B, 16th South Carolina Infantry

My grandfather’s oldest brother, Henry D Garrison, was killed at Franklin along with one of his cousins, John W Garrison. A younger brother Thomas J Garrison was also believed to be there along with several other Garrison family members. My great-grandfather, NW Garrison Sr, would have been there, but was furloughed a few months prior due to illness. They fought in Company B of the 16th SC Regiment commanded by States Rights Gist. The 16th was originally made up of recruits from Greenville County South Carolina. I’m not certain if those killed at Franklin were buried there or were brought back to Greenville SC.

RS Galloway
ncfriends[at]ctc.net

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2/21
Mr./Ms. Galloway, As a long time researcher on the Confederate Soldiers killed at Franklin I have reviewed my research for information on your brave ancestors.

Cpl. Henry D. Garrison, age 20, of Co. B. 16th South Carolina was killed at Franklin. He is not listed among the known dead buried in the McGavock Confederate Cemetery.

Also of Co. B. 16th South Carolina was Pvt. John W. Garrison, age 20, killed at Franklin.

Both of these brave men are believed to be among the 565 Unknowns buried in the McGavock Confederate Cemetery at Franklin. Co. B. lost (9) men killed.

The 16th South Carolina lost the most of any of the (4) South Carolina Regiments at Franklin, (65) killed or mortally wounded. Of these (65), (30) are known to be buried in the cemetery, (29) are believed to buried as Unknowns, and (6) are Distant Burials (died from wounds received here but buried at a different location).

I hope this information is of some assistance to you.

Sincerely, Tim Burgess

td2005[at]comcast.net

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2/21
Mr Burgess,  thanks for the information about my ggrandfather’s son Henry and his cousin John W Garrison.  In my first email, I failed to mention that Henry and John W had another cousin, John A Garrison, who was killed at Franklin as well.  He was also in the 16th South Carolina.

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4 Responses to Garrisons at Franklin, some killed, Co B, 16th South Carolina Infantry

  1. Mr Burgess, thanks for the information about my ggrandfather’s son Henry and his cousin John W Garrison. In my first email, failed to mention that Henry and John W had another cousin, John A Garrison, who was killed at Franklin as well. He was also in the 16th South Carolina.

    Richard Galloway
    ncfriends@ctc.net

  2. David Agnew says:

    My great-great grandfather, Elijah Agnew, was captured at the second Battle of Franklin at the end of November 1864. Perhaps he was wounded in the first Battle or maybe he was caring for the wounded in one of the many field hospitals there. He was older when he enlisted in 1861, being about age 41. He was originally detailed as a cook and a nurse with his unit. After his capture, he was shipped north by train to Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio, where he died May 19, 1865.

  3. Cheryl Black says:

    Here’s a list frm NARA on this website for Kolb’s Battery, Alabama
    Alabama Civil War Roots
    Website Hosted by Carolyn Golowka
    4th Battalion, Co. “C”, Hilliard’s Legion: Barbour Light Artillery, or Kolb’s Battery”
    and a list where I found my g-g-grandfather, Corp Henry C Norwood.

    Very helpful to actually track his experience. He SURVIVED Franklin and the horrendous other battles mentioned.

    The address bar is this>> http://battleoffranklin.wordpress.com/tag/william-a-quarles/ or another name? I’ll submit further information when it’s organized abt my Franklin Survivor — still on 1880 census — alone — but living beside what has to be his “widow” mother Elizabeth, age 62. They’re are in Itawamba but from Lawrence.

    All research is addictive to me, but I do have a novel to write and doing both is a hogging my “time”. And I’m stuck with Henry because no birth certs were issued in 1828 Virginia, I’ve read on the state site. Without his father’s name, I can’t go further back. Maybe my post will conjure up one or two families of the zillions Norwoods who might have known of the Henry and Teresa Holland Norwood family, children: H Walter (my ancestor), Wm M, Florence, and Mary C. This Texas bunch is like an underground runner that sprouted far out, and the Root back to the TREE is, so far, invisible.

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