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 The 16th was originally made up of recruits from Greenville County South Carolina.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.
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
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.