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John Riley Moore, Company A, 12th Tennessee Cavalry (USA)

Rank, unit served with, etc.  Private, Company A, 12th Tennessee Cavalry USA. He survived Franklin and the war.  Moore is my paternal great-great-great grandfather (he is the great-grandfather of my paternal grandmother). He is buried at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church … Continue reading

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Franklin Compton Bible, Company A, 12th Tennessee Cavalry (USA)

Private, Company A, 12th Tennessee Cavalry USA. He survived the Battle of Franklin and the war.  Bible is my paternal great-great grandfather (he is the grandfather of my paternal grandmother). He is buried in Blue Springs Cemetery, Mosheim, Greene County, TN. tmccoydc@yahoo.com

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Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte Lusk, Co L, 1st Tennessee Cavalry, (U.S.A.), Co L

1st Lieutenant, Co. L., 1st TN Cavalry USA, but at time of the Battle of Franklin was detached to serve in the HQ of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi, commanded by Brig. Gen. … Continue reading

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Alexander William Thompson, 5th Mississippi Infantry

Alexander William Thompson 2nd Sgt Company D “New Prospect Grays”, 5th Mississippi Infantry Born September 23,1831. Mustered into service on August 12, 1861 in Louisville, MS. The 5th MS first served in Costal defenses in Pensacola, FL. After the 5th … Continue reading

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John Paul Hill, 16th Alabama Infantry, Co B

John Paul Hill Private, 16th Alabama Co. B Younger brother of Andrew Malone Hill (also of the 16th Alabama Co. B). Killed November 30, 1864. Two written accounts state that his older brother Andrew, found J.P. Hill deceased near the … Continue reading

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James Alexander Penn, 6th Mississippi Infantry; captured after Franklin in Hood’s retreat

1. Full names of soldier: James Alexander Penn 2. Rank, unit served with, etc. 2nd Sergeant, Company A/6th Mississippi Infantry 3. Any personal info about the soldier that you’re aware of. He was born in Louisiana and at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Orren Franklin Harrison, Company D (Kossuth Volunteers) of the 23rd Mississippi Regiment

1. Full names of soldier. Orren Franklin Harrison (sometimes mistakenly listed as Orion F. Harrison in his military file) 2. Rank, unit served with, etc. Private with Company D (Kossuth Volunteers) of the 23rd Mississippi Regiment 3. Any personal info … Continue reading

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Anthony Lee Davis Scott (A.L.D. Scott), 128th Indiana Infantry

My third Great-grandfather fought with 128th Indiana Name: Anthony Lee Davis Scott (A.L.D. Scott) Unit: 128th Indiana Inf. company A Rank: 1st lieutenant Unfortunately I don’t have much personal info on A.L.D. He survived the war and was mustered out … Continue reading

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Samuel A. Farmer, Private, Company A of the 39th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, “Simpson Grays”, Sears Brigade

1. Full names of soldier. Samuel A. Farmer 2. Rank, unit served with, etc. Private, Company A of the 39th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, “Simpson Grays”, Sears Brigade 3. Any personal info about the soldier that you’re aware of. Samuel A. … Continue reading

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John Robert Hill, Company E of the 20th Infantry Regiment of Tennessee.

1. Full names of soldier.  John Robert Hill 2. Rank, unit served with, etc.   He served in Company E of the 20th Infantry Regiment of Tennessee. 3. Any personal info about the soldier that you’re aware of. He was born July 17, 1848 … Continue reading

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