The Ware Guards


26TH GEORGIA REGIMENT (INF.)
ROSTER OF COMPANY "F"


Company "F", The Ware Guards, made up of men mostly from men of Ware and Pierce Counties (land, later re-designated to Brantley County), was organized at Waresboro, Ga. on August 26, 1861. At that time orders were received from Brig. Gen A.r. Lawton & Col C.w. Styles to rendezvous at Brunswick, Ga. They arrived in Brunswick on August 27th, and were mustered into service on August 28th, 1861, initially attached to the 13th Regiment Georgia Volunteers, under Colonel C. W. Syles, Commanding. It's officers were Captain Donald J. McDonald, 1st Lt. Daniel Ezekiel Knowles, 2nd Lt. David Davidson, Jr. 2nd Lt. Thomas C. Lott.

The next muster roll after organization was for November December 1861, had the following comment: "This company since last muster has remained at Camp Styles, St. Simons Island, ga. the health of the company has not been good; the measles of which a mild type has nearly gone through the Company having prevailed. Upon relettering of the companies of the Regiment, this Company has been changed from letter "H" to "D" (note it was later changed again to "F" in May 1862."

The muster roll for January and February 1862 shows the following: "This Company since last mustered has been moved from St. Simons Island to Brunswick, a distance of about eight miles. The health of the Company has been good."

ADKINS, William G. - Private August 26, 1861. Wounded at Seven Day's Fight near Richmond, Va. June 1862. Killed at Fredericksburg, Va. December 18, 1862.

AGEE, George P. - Private April 3, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

ARNOLD, George W. - Private August 26, 1861. Died July 22, 1862.

BOATRIGHT, Richard J. - Private April 4, 1862. Captured at Spotslvania, Va. May 20, 1864. Released at elmira, N.Y. June 30, 1865.

BRANCH, Henry - Private August 26, 1861. Captured at Waynesboro, Va. March 2, 1865. Released at Fort Delaware, Del. June 16, 1865.

BRANTLEY, James D. - Private August 26, 1861. Appointed 2d Sergeant September 25, 1862. Wounded and captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Appointed 1st Sergeant May 19, 1864. Paroled, Elmira, N.Y. and sent to James River, Va. for exchange February 13, 1865. Paroled, Thomasville, Georgia May 20, 1865. Born in Georgia April 10, 1838.

BREWTON, Henry M. - Private August 26, 1861. Transferred to Company E. and appointed 3d Corporal May 10, 1862. Captured at Winchester, Va. September 19, 1864. Took Oath of allegiance to U.S. Government and enlisted in U.S service October 15, 1864.

CAHILL, Daniel P.W. - Private April 4, 1862.

CAHILL, Thomas - Private August 26, 1861. Appointed 1st Sergeant August 15, 1862. Killed at winchester, Va. May 19, 1864.

CARTER, William H. - Private August 26, 1861. Discharged, disability, at General Hospital Richmond, Va. December 31, 1862. Born in appling County, Georgia May 14, 1834.

CLELAND, John - (1) Listed as Charter member of a Cavalry Company organized in Pierce Co., Georgia in January, 1961. (2) Company Muster Roll records show John Cleland, as a Private in (Old) Company "H" (Ware Guards), 13th Regiment Georgia Infantry (Aug. 26, 1861 to Oct. 31. 1861), at Brunswick Ga. He is shown to have enlisted in CSA on September 1861. (3) Private, (New) company "D", 13th Regiment Ga. Inf. (Nov. 1861 to Feb. 62), at Brunswick. (4) Appointed 1st Corporal Apr. 4, Apr. 4th, 1862 (Co. F, 26th Georgia Regt.) and moved to Waynesville. (5) Appointed 5th Sergeant March 1, 1864 to fill vacancy of Sergeant Henderson.(6) 3th Sergeant May 1, 1964. (7) Admitted to C.S.A. General Hospital Charlottesville, Va. on Nov. 8, 1864 and released Dec. 18, 1864; diagnosis, Febris Typhoides. (8) Prisoner of War (Co. F. 26th Ga. Regiment), surrendered by General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865. Awarded a confederat pension by Georgia in 1900. Born in Beaufort County (Dist.), South Carolina February 19, 1839.

COLEMAN, Moses - Private August 26, 1861. Wounded at 2d Manassas, Va. August 30, 1862. On roll from Jan 1 to Apr. 30, 1864, he is reported missing since Jan. 1864. No later record.

COURSON, Joshua W.- Private Jan. 18, 1862. Deserted took oath of allegiance to U.S. govt. and sent north March 20, 1865.

COURSON, Perry M. - Private August 26, 1861. Absent, sick, Aug. 31, 1864. Surrendered, Tallahassee, Fla. May 10, 1865.

CRIBB, Eli W. - Private August 26, 1861. Discharged, disability, at richmond, Va. September 5, 1862.

CRIBB, William A. - 5th Sergeant August 26, 1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant August 28, 1862. Resigned, disability, December 1862. Resignation accepted February 4, 1863.

DALEY, John A. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Died of pneumonia in University of Virginia Hospital at Charlottesville, Va. June 30, 1862.

DAVIDSON, David - 2d Leiutenant August 26, 1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant August 15, 1862. Wounded in 1864. Admitted to General Hospital #4 , at Richmond Va., on account of wounds, August 2, 1864. Furloughed August 4, 1864. No later record.

DEAN, George W. (or Deen) - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Died in Richmond, Va. hospital Nov. 4, 1862.

DEAN, Jesse (or Deen) - Private August 26, 1861. Discharged, disability and over-age, Nov. 30, 1861.

DEAN, Robert H. (or Deen) - 1st Corporal August 26, 1861. Died of tuberculosis at University of Virginia Hospital at Charlottesville, Va. July 14, 1862.

DEAN, Willis (or Deen) - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Died at Lovingston, Va. Aug. 17, 1862.

DICKS, William R. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Killed at Malvern Hill, Va. July 1, 1862.

DOLEN, John - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Appointed 4th Sergeant April 1, 1864. Killed at Spotsylvania, Va. May 10, 1864.

EVANS, William L. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Detailed Company Commissary in 1861. Pension records show he was wounded through body at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862; was sent home on wounded furlough and was unable to return to command. Died in Waycross, Ga.

FIVEASH, Franklin W.(or Fireash) - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Killed at Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 13, 1862.

FIVEASH, John J.(or Fireash) - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Appointed Company Commissary in 1861. Paroled, Lynchburg, Va. April 1865.

GAY, William - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Absent without leave Feb. 28, 1862. No later record.

GILLIARD, Joseph - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for Feb. 28, 1862.

GOETHE, Abraham M. (or Goette) - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Wounded at 2d Manassas, Va. Aug. 30, 1862. Surrendered, appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

GOETHE, Thomas J. (Goette) - 3d Corporal August 26, 1861. Killed at 2d Manassas, Va. August 30, 1862.

GOODWIN, Jacob (or Godwin) - Private Apr. 4, 1862. Captured at Spotsylvania, Va. May 20, 1864. Released at Elmira, N.Y. June 21, 1865.

GOODWIN, John (or Godwin) - Private Apr. 4, 1862. Appointed 3d Corporal Aug. 30, 1862; 2d Corporal March 1, 1864. Absent, sick, Aug. 31, 1864. Paroled, Thomasville, Ga. May 20, 1865.

GUEST, Julius A. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Captured at Fisher's Hill, Va. Sept. 22, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Md. and transferred to Aiken's Landing, Va. for exchange March 17, 1865. Received at Boulware and Cox's Wharves, James River, Va., Mar. 19, 1865. No later record.

GUEST, Miles J. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Killed at Sharpsburg, Md. Sept. 17, 1862.

GUEST, William H. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Wounded at 2d Manassas, Va., Aug. 30, 1862. Died in General Hospital at Mount Jackson, Richmond, Va., Oct. 24, or 27, 1864.

HALL, William - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Absent, sick, Aug. 31, 1864. No later record. Born in Washington County, Va. Jan. 10, 1817.

HAYS, Gildeon - See Private Company E.

HENDERSON, JOHN J. - 4th Sergeant August 26, 1861. elected Sheriff of Pierce County, Georgia in 1864. Discharged Feb. 9. 1864.

HERSEY, Joshua T. - 4th Corporal August 26, 1861. Pension records show he was discharged, disability, April 15, 1862. Paroled, Thomasville, Ga. May 26, 1865. Born in Appling County, Georgia December 3, 1833.

HERSEY, Seaborn C. - Private Sept. 12, 1861. Appears last on roll for Feb. 28, 1862.

HERSEY, Thomas - Private August 26, 1861. Killed at 2d Manassas, Va. August 30, 1862.

HILLSMAN, Joseph - Private Aug. 26, 1861. elected jr. 2d Lieutenant Apr. 6, 1862; 2d Lieutenant Aug. 15, 1862; 1st Lieutenant July 1863. Severely wounded and captured at Winchester, Va. Sept. 19, 1864. No later record.

HODGE, Elias (or Hodges) - Private September 12, 1861. Killed at Richmond, Va. June 1862.

HUGHES, Samuel L. - Private Apr. 4, 1862. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862. Wounded and captured at Petersburg, Va. Mar. 25, 1865. Died of wounds in Lincoln U.S.A. General Hospital, Washington, D.C., July 7, 1865.

JOHNSON, John M.- Private Aug. 26, 1861. Died in Staunton, Va. hospital.

JOHNSON, Lemuel - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Appointed Musician in 1862. Surrendered Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.

JOHNSON, Samuel D.- See Company "K"

KNOWLES, Daniel Ezekiel - 1st Lieutenant August 26, 1861. Elected Captain April 6, 1862. Resigned, disability, August 15, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Capt. Folk's Company 11th Regiment Georgia State Guards Cavalry, August 4, 1863. This organization enlisted for six months for local defense. Elected Ordinary of Ware County in 1863.

KNOWLES, Dennis J.- Private Apr. 4, 1862. Captured, Spotsylvania, Va. May 12, 1864. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Del. Mar. 7, 1865. Received at James River, Va. for exchange Mar. 12, 1865.

LOTT, Thomas C. - Jr. 2d Lieutenant August 26, 1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant April 6, 1861; Captain, August 15, 1862. Killed at 2d Manassas, Va. August 28, 1862

LEE, Eli W. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Appointed 2d Corporal in 1862; 1st Corporal Mar. 1, 1864; Sergeant in 1864. Wounded in left thigh and captured at Monocacy, Md. July 9, 1864. Exchanged at Point Lookout, Md. Oct. 30, 1864. Pension records show he was at home on furlough close of war. Surrendered Tallahassee, Fla. May 10, 1865, and paroled at Thomasville, Ga. May 16, 1865.

LEWIS, Page D. - Private Apr. 13, 1862. Wounded in right leg at Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 13, 1862. Discharged on account of wounds at Richmond, Va. Feb. 26, 1863. Born October 9, 1843.

LOVERING, John J. - Private Sept. 16, 1861. Wounded at Richmond, Va. in 1862. Detailed nurse in hospital in 1862. Captured, date and place not given. Paroled Nov. 6, 1864. No later record.

LUGG, Abner - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Wounded in right leg at Spotsylvania, Va. May 10, 1864. Admitted to C.S.A. General Hospital at Charlottesville, Va. May 11, 1864.

LUGG, Holliday - Private Aug. 26, 1861. appointed Corporal. Returned to duty from C.S.A. General Hospital at Farmville, Va. Sept. 13, 1862. Died at Lynchburg, Va. Jan. 29, 1863.

MARTIN, George F. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Died at Camp Styles, St. Simon Island, Ga., Dec. 14, 1861.

McCARTHY, James S.- Musician August 26, 1861. Appointed Regimental Chief Musician. roll for August 31, 1864, shows him present. No later record. Born in alabama July 3, 1825.

* McDONALD, Donald J.- Enlisted as a private in Company. A, 24th Regiment Georgia Infantry, August 24, 1861. Elected Captain of Company F, 26th Regiment Infantry August 26, 1861. Retired April 6, 1862.

McLEOD, Francis M. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Wounded in left eye, resulting in loss of sight, and captured at Monocacy, Md. July 9, 1864. Paroled at Fort McHenry, Md. and sent to Point Lookout, Md. for exchange Feb. 20, 1865. No later record. Resident of Georgia since 1842.

McQUAIG, John W. (or McQuaige) - Private August 26, 1861. Appointed 4th Corporal in 18762; 3d Corporal March 3, 1864. Killed at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864.

MERCER, William M. - Private august 26, 1861. Deserted August 1864. forwarded from Military District, Harper's Ferry, Va. to Washington, D.C. August 17, 1864, where he took oath of allegiance to U.s. Government and was forwarded to Philadelphia, Pa. August 18, 1864.

MINSHEW, Isaac - Private August 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for Feb. 28, 1862.

MINSHEW, Willoughby - Private August 26, 1861. Died of disease at Citadel Square Hospital, Charleston, S.C. Nov. 16, 1862.

MONCRIEF, Austin - Private August 26, 1861. Died in C.S.A. General Hospital at Charlottesville, Va. Nov. 16, 1864. Buried there in Confederate Cemetery.NORRIS, William - private August 26, 1861. Discharged, disability, September 23, 1861.

ODOM, Henry W. - See private, Company "K".

PATTERSON, Daniel Peacock- Private Apr. 4, 1862. Wounded in ankle at 2d Manassas, Va. August 30, 1862; Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 13, 1862; Gettysburg, Pa. July 1863. Discharged, disability, April 22, 1864.

PATTERSON, John G.S. - 1st Sergeant August 26, 1861. Elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant August 15, 1862. Wounded in head, resulting in loss of hearing and loss of left eye at 2d Manassas, Va. August 28, 1862. Elected 2d Lieutenant August 28, 1862; 1st Lieutenant Dec. 13, 1862. Resigned, disability, Nov. 1863. Born Appling County, Georgia, March 22, 1836.

PATTERSON, Joseph H.- Private August 26, 1861. wounded at 2d Manassas, Va. August 30, 1862. Captured at Cedar Creek, Va. Oct. 19, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Md. in 1865. Exchanged at Cox's Landing, James River, Va., Feb. 15, 1865. Pension records show he was home at home on furlough close of war. Born in Appling County, Ga. January 12, 1841.

PHILLIPS, Royal B. (or Ryal B.) - private Aug. 26, 1861. Killed at Richmond, Va., June 1862.

PIERCE, James H. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. captured at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. Died at Point Lookout, Md. Feb. 25, 1865.

RENNIE, William - See private, Company "E"

RIGGINS, Robert G. - Private aug. 26, 1861. Transferred to Company "E". Captured at spotsylvania, Va. May 20, 1864. Died of erysipelas at Elmira, N.Y. May 2, 1865.

RIGGINS, William E. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Roll for Aug. 31, 1864, shows him present. Pension records show he was furloughed Dec. 18, 1864, and could not reach command before close of war. Born in Beaufort County, S.C. Dec. 2, 1844.

RIVERS, William H. - See Private, Company "K"

SAULS, Holliday - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Wounded through left shoulder and left hip at Cold Harbor, Va. June 27, 1862. Surrendered Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865. Born in Georgia Apr. 29, 1840.

SAULS, Teopilus J. - See Private, Company "E"

SELLERS, John J. - Private August 26, 1861. Wounded at 2d Manassas, Va. August 30, 1862, Discharged, disability, April 22, 1864.

SMITH, Alfred - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Wounded in arm, necessitating amputation, at Monocacy, Md. July 9, 1864, and captured there July 11, 1864. Paroled at Baltimore, Md. in 1864. released at Military prison, Hampton, Va., and forwarded to point of exchange Sept, 1864. Absent, sick, Nov. 4, 1864.

SMITH, Allen E. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Appointed Musician in 1862. surrendered at Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865. Born in Georgia March 28, 1844.

SMITH, Charles C. - Private Sept. 29, 1861. Mustered out of Old Company "N", March 31, 1862. enlisted as private in Company F april 4, 1862. Captured at Monocacy, Md. July 10, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Md. Oct. 30, 1864. Received at Venus Point, Savannah River, Ga. for exchange, Nov. 15, 1864. No later record.

SMITH, Josiah - Private Apr. 4, 1862. Discharged, disability, Feb. 1864.

SMITH, Moses - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Appointed 3d Sergeant in 1862. Captured at Winchester, Va. Sept. 19, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Md., date not given.

STEEDLEY, David F. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Captured, date and place not given. Paroled Feb. 4, 1864. Absent, sick, Nov. 6, 1864. No later record.

STEEDLEY, Laurence P.- Private Apr. 4, 1862. Wounded at Spotsylvania, Va. May 10, 1864. Admitted to Jackson Hospital at Richmond, Va., Mar. 7, 1865. furloughed for 30 days March 8, 1865.

STEEDLEY, William W.- Private Aug. 26, 1861. Died of disease July 1862.

* STRICKLAND, Peter N. - Private Sept. 25, 1861. Admitted to General Hospital #9, at Richmond, Va., on account of debility, Apr. 25, 1864. Discharged, disability, Nov. 10, 1864.

SULLIVANT, John A. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Killed at richmond, Va. June 1862.

SURRENCY, John M. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Discharged, general disability, Apr. 22, 1864.

SWEAT, Abraham - 2d Corporal Auigust 26, 1861. Wounded at Sharpsburg, Md. September 17, 1862. Appears on a parole of klprisoners of war dated Office Provost Marshall General Army of Potomac, September 27, 1862. No later record.

SWEAT, Alfred J.- Private Apr. 22, 1862. Wounded in left hip, cauling paralysis of lower limbs and permanent disability, near Richmond, Va., June 27, 1862. Admitted to Institute Hospital at Richmond, Va. June 1862. Transferred to Georgia in 1862. Discharged, disability, Apr. 7, 1863. Born Sept. 11, 1845. Died at Waycross, Georgia July 27, 1917.

SWEAT, Allen A. - Private Apr. 4, 1862. Captured at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. Released at Elmira, N.Y. June 23, 1865. Born in Ware County, Ga., July 26, 1831.

SWEAT, Newton - Private Apr. 4, 1862. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va., Apr. 9, 1865. Born in Georgia Jan. 10, 1837.

SWEAT, Randall M.- 3d Sergeant August 26, 1861. Wounded at 2d Manassas, Va. August 30, 1862. Died of wounds at Middleburg, Va. prior to January 26, 1863.

SWEAT, Roland (or Rowland) - Private Aug. 26, 1861. wounded at 2d Manassas, Va. Aug. 30, 1862. Admitted to C.S.A. General Hospital at Charlottesville, Va. with flesh wound in left hip, Sept. 1, 1864. furloughed for 50 days Sept. 4, 1864. No later record. Resident of Georgia since July 1, 1845.

TANNER, William M. - Private Apr. 4,1862. Roll for Nov. 6, 1864, shows him present. No later record.

TAYLOR, Gordon S. - Private Apr. 4, 1862. Appointed Sergeant. Discharged by civil authority Apr. 1, 1864.

TAYLOR, James B. - Private Apr. 4, 1862. Captured at Wilderness, Va. May 6, 1864. Released at Elmira, NY. June 21, 1865. Born in Georgia in 1840.

TAYLOR, William S.- Private Aug. 26, 1861. roll for Aug. 31, 1864, shows him present. No later record.

THOMAS, James M. - Private Apr. 4, 1862. Absent without leave Aug. 31, 1864. No later record.

THOMAS, John G. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for Feb. 28, 1862.

THOMAS, Reuben M. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Died July 5, 1864.

THOMPSON, John W. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Appointed Corporal Apr. 1, 1864. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. Apr. 9, 1865. Born in Swainsboro, Ga. May 23, 1833.

WALKER, Charles L. - 2d Sergeant August 26, 1861. elected Jr. 2d Lieutenant September 25, 1862; 2d Lieutenant Dec. 13, 1862. Wounded in abdomen and captured at Gettysburg, Pa. July 3, 1863. Died of wounds July 6, or September 3, 1863.

WILKINSON, James - Private, enlisted on April 4, 1962 at Waynesville, Georgia, and sworn in by Captain Donald J. McDonald and Capt Daniel Ezekiel Knowles, Company D (old D), which was later changed to Company "F", 26th Georgia Regiment.  Old family letters indicate that Private Wilkinson had experienced various illnesses while in service, none life threatening.  On May 4th and 15th, 1862 he wrote home from Camp Smith, Chatham Co., Georgia that he was not well. On May 25th, 1862, he wrote that his Company was leaving Savannah for Charleston and then on to Richmond, Va.  On July 11, 1862, he wrote that his Company had left  for Richmond and that he was left behind at Charleston with measles.  From Charleston he was sent  to Columbia, S.C. where he spent 15 days in the hospital.  He finally caught up with his Regiment again at Richmond, under Capt D. E. Knoles, which had been in some big fights already.   On 12 Feb. 1862, a letters was received by Sarah Miriam Lewis (Wilkinson from James Jackson Wilkinson saying, later indicate that subject, "James" had died of Variola (smallpox) on 26 January 1863, being in the Confederate a little over eight months.  One story is, "Subject "James"  was taken out of his senses and got  in the night and went outside and was found the next morning dead in the snow about a half mile from the hospital.

WILKINSON, James Jackson - Private Feb. 27, 1862. Transferred to Company "K", Nov. 10, 1862. Admitted to General Hospital #9, at Richmond, Va. June 13, 1863. Slightly wounded at 2d Manassas (History of Ware County). Sent to Chimborazo Hospital #2 June 14, 1863. No later record. Born in Georgia Jan. 10, 1842.

WILKINSON, Martin - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Killed at Sharpsburg, Md. Sept. 17, 1862.

WILLIAMS, Jonathan R. - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Wounded at Middleburg, Va. Mar. 28, 1862. Died of wounds in 1862.

WILLIAMS, Lewis - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Died at Savannah, Ga., Aug. 31, 1862.

WILLIAMSON, George B. - See Private, Company "E"

WILLIAMSON, Henry - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Appears last on roll for Feb. 28, 1862.

YOUMANS, Henry - Private Aug. 26, 1861. Discharged, disability, Sept. 23, 1861.









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