George W. Wheless, Company H, 37th Georgia, Bate’s Brigade

My Great Grandfather , my Mother’s Grandfather , (George W. Wheless {often misspelled Wheeless} was in Company H, 37th Georgia, Bate’s Brigade at Franklin. He went on to fight at Nashville and surrendered in North Carolina. He also fought at Murfreesboro (in the 9th Georgia which later merged with the 3rd Georgia to become the 37th) , Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and Atlanta. He is the one on the right in the attached photo. His Brother Lafayette Wheless is on the left.

George W. Wheless (right), Lafayette Wheless (left)

Originally in the Company E 9th Battalion Georgia Infantry until the 9th combined with the 3rd to form the 37th in May of 1863.He served in Company H, 37 Georgia Infantry, Bate’s Brigade until the surrender with Johnston’s troops in North Carolina in April of 1865.

Company H fought in all major battles in Tennessee and Georgia, losing 50% of the company at Chickamauga.

I know my Great-grandfather was very proud of his service. He stated in a transcript to my Grandfather that he did not believe in secession but “When his Country called, he volunteered”.

He attended the 1912 Confederate Veterans reunion in Macon and his tombstone states that he was in Company H 37th Georgia Volunteer Infantry.

Sam Patterson

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6 Responses to George W. Wheless, Company H, 37th Georgia, Bate’s Brigade

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  2. Ed McCullough says:

    I would like to know if James C. Manson, Company “H” 37th Tennessee was also at the Battle of Franklin. Please let me know if you have any information about James C. Manson. Thanks.

    • Mastin Combs says:

      Hey Ed – I am writing a biography on my gg grandfather William B Bate and would be interested in knowing if any family letters or diaries or other relevant info has survived. Let me know – mastin (julianmastin@hotmail.com)

  3. Mike Williams says:

    Also served with the 37th Georgia, Company A ,Tyler’s Brigade, Bate’s Division was my Great-great Grandfather, on mother’s side, Eli Sylvester Stanford. Originally enlisted in the 3rd Battalion, Co. B., “Spring Place Volunteers, which consolidated with the 9th Battalion, after Murfreesboro, to form the 37th. Enlisted in 1861, participated in all engagements with the 3rd Battalion and the 37th Regmt. including Franklin. He was discharged in North Carolina, returned home to farm near Dalton, Georgia, Married Teneesee Blair and is buried in Murray County, Georgia, Sumach Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetary. I have a diary written up to Murfreesboro, then discontinued.

    • Mastin Combs says:

      Hey Mike –

      I am posting on alot of these the following

      I am writing a biography on my gg grandfather William B Bate and would be interested in knowing if any family letters or diaries or other relevant info has survived.

      Let em know if you got anything too

      Mastin

      julianmastin@hotmail.com

  4. Michael K. Wheless says:

    Sam, Excellent! The gentleman on the left in this picture is my Great Great Grandfather Joseph Lafayette Wheless. I had never seen him, so I was very excited. These brothers were in the same unit together. I would be very interested if you have more information about him or pictures from that time. Thanks again for the posting!

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