Hamilton County Confederates: U-Z

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

The following data on Confederate soldiers from Hamilton County is taken from a book by Nat Hughes and John Wilson.

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UNDERWOOD, A. B. 2nd Co. K, 1st CSA Cav.
Enl. in HC. July 14, 1862. He deserted at Shelbyville, Feb. 14, 1863.

UNDERWOOD, E. R. Barry's Btry.
Enl. May 13, 1862 at Chatt.; Died Sept. 18, 1863 in hospital in Lauderdale Springs, MS.

UNDERWOOD, R. M. 2nd Co. K, 1st CSA Cav.
Enl. in in HC July 14, 1862. He deserted at Shelbyville, Feb. 14, 1863.

UNDERWOOD, Wallace
Buried CSA Cem.

USREY, John L. Co. A, 19TN
Born c1840 in Guntersville, AL, he came to Chatt. after the war and served ten years on the police force. 1870 res. Chickamauga Station. Married Emmeline. Died May 31, 1918 at home in East Lake and buried in King's Point Cem. [CT June 1, 1918]


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VANCE, D. B. Co. A, 18TN; Co. B, 4TN Cav.
Born Feb. 20, 1845 in Wilson Co., TN. Enl. at Nashville May 16, 1861. Capt. at Ft. Donelson. After exchange in Sept., 1862, served in Co. B, 4TN Cav. County Court Clerk, Cannon Co. Married (1868) Elilzabeth Brewer. Attended So. Baptist Seminary, Louisville. In 1900 minister in Missionary Baptist Church. To Bell Buckle, c1908, but returned Chatt. c1910. Res. on Marble St. Died June 20, 1921 and buried Bell Buckle, TN. [NBFM2,7; CT June 21, 1921]

VAN DYKE, Maj. William Deaderick Co. A, 59TN Mounted Inf.
Born Oct.1, 1836 in Athens, TN, the son of Chancellor Thomas Nixon Van Dyke, he received his education at Maryville College and began the practice of law. He enl. June, 1861 and became regt. commissary late that year also acted as brig. commissary for Gen. J. C. Vaughn and div. commissary for Gen. B. F. Cheatham. When he returned home after the war he found that his father had been imprisoned and his mother banished north of the Ohio. After joining them at Quincy, IL, he returned to TN in March, 1866, and made his home in Chatt. He became a partner in the law firm of Van Dyke, Cooke and Van Dyke and served as president of the Iron, Coal and Manufacturing Assoc. He supervised the construction of the Hamilton County Courthouse, jail and orphan asylum. He died in Chatt., Aug. 1, 1883. His wife was Anna Mary Deaderick. [CTS; CSA Mil. Hist., 10:764-65]

VAN EPPS, George C. Co. A, Co. E, 19TN
He went to a Federal prison after being captured at Franklin, TN, on Dec. 18, 1864. He was sent to Camp Chase, OH after being wounded and captured at Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864. He was a son of the Chatt. merchant A. C. Van Epps. His mother, Caroline Howard, was originally from Columbus, GA. The Van Epps family had a handsome frame home at 302 Walnut St. that was used as officers' quarters during the war.

VAN EPPS, Howard Co. A, 19TN
Another son of Amos C. and Caroline H. Van Epps, he was born in Eufala, Ala. Dec. 21, 1847 and spent his boyhood in Chattanooga where he received his schooling. After participating in the Atlanta Campaign he was severel ywounded at Egypt Station, MS, near the close of the war. He spent two months in a hospital at Lauderdale Springs, Miss., while suffering from gangrene. Studied law after receiving his parole and became an attorney, then judge at Atlanta. [CSA Mil. Hist., 7: 1019]

VARNELL, Francis Marion 2nd Co. K, 1CSA Cav.
He enl. Sept. 20, 1862, in HC. Paroled May 3, 1865, at Charlotte, NC. Born in 1830, he was one of the sons of William M. Varnell and Margaret Nelson of Tyner. He married Margaret Whittle. Francis Marion Varnell died Nov. 14, 1900.[1860HC; CSA Mil. Hist., 10:767-68]

VARNELL, Glasgow W. Co. F, 35TN Inf.
Born 1828, McMinn Co., "Glass" first fought with the Confederates, then he joined the Union, enlisting with Co. F, 6TN MI on Oct. 24, 1864. Before the war, he lived with his parents, William M. Varnell and Margaret Nelson, at Tyner. He had blue eyes, light hair, a fair complexion and was 5'7". He married Elizabeth Hughes. Died Mar. 25, 1909 in Chatt. and buried in Varnell Cem. [JWilson Varnell family; CT, Mar. 26, 1909]

VARNELL, Josiah Co. F, 35TN Inf.
Born Sevierville, TN, June 8, 1823, he was one of the sons of William M. Varnell and Margaret Nelson. Before the war he was a farmer at Ooltewah, living with his wife, Caroline Shropshire. He enl. Jan. 16, 1862, at Chatt. and was shot through the body at Chickamauga, Sept. 20, 1863, and remained hospitalized nearly two years. Following the war he was an invalid and in 1901 is reported in Ooltewah, James Co., where "he putters around a little." [Donnelly, James Co.; JWilson Varnell family; TP494].

VARNELL, Richard Nelson Co. A, 5TN Cav. (McKenzie's)
Born about 1825, he was one of the sons of William M. Varnell and Margaret Nelson, who lived at Tyner. He married Sally Morris. Enl. Jan. 14, 1863, at Knoxville. Later that year, he was reported ill since April 30. [JWilson Varnell Family]

VARNELL, William Columbus 2nd Co. K, 1TN Cav.
Born in 1837, he was a son of William M. Varnell and Margaret Nelson of Tyner. He married Sarah E. Miller and lived until 1892. Enl. July 14, 1862, in HC and deserted Nov. 28, 1863. [JWilson Varnell family]

VARNELL, William E. Co. B, Phillips GA Legion
Born Oct. 10, 1844, Whitfield Co., GA. Enl. Aug., 1861. Gettysburg (wounded), Cold Harbor. Paroled Kingston, GA, May, 1865. Methodist, Mason. To TN, 1885. Res. Chatt., 1909, 1913. Died Chatt. Jan 6, 1927.[CTJan.7,1927(listed in error as Barnell)

VARNELL, William Riley Co. F, 35TN Inf.
Born 1835, he was a son of James Varnell and Lavinia Nelson of Tyner. Enl. Oct. 19, 1861, at Knoxville, and he began another enlistment Jan. 16, 1863, at Chatt. His unit was camped at Tyner's Station near his home in mid-July, 1863. Wounded at Chickamauga and taken to his home to recuperate. He married Sarah Moore. He died April 26, 1896. [JWilson Varnell family]

VARNELL, Zachariah Nelson Co. A, 5TN Cav. (McKenzie's)
Born c1825, he was the son of James Varnell and Lavinia Nelson of Tyner. He married Hulda Smith. Enl. Feb. 12, 1863, at Knoxville. He fought throughout the war and was paroled on April 26, 1865 at Charlotte, NC, May 3, 1865. [JWilson Varnell family]

VAUGHN, LaFayette E Co., 4TN Cav. Bn.
Enl. Oct 4, 1861 at Cumberland Ford, KY. Sent home sick Oct. 27, 1861. Returned to Cumberland Ford by Jan., 1862.

VEAL, Thomas C. Arty., Hampton's Legion; Co. F, 3CSA Engineers
Born at Columbia, SC, Jan. 4, 1829. Enl. May 10, 1861 at Columbia. Fought at Mechanicsville, Cold Harbor and Savage Station (where his horse killed and he was wounded), Fredericksburg, Brandy Station, Sharpsburg and 2Manassas. Commanded Co. F, 4CSA Engineers and went to Charleston (Battery Wagner, Ft. Moultrie. In charge of fortifications of Edisto River. Thence to Cheraw. During Battle of Bentonville ordered to take charge of engineer train. To pontoon duty in NC. Architect and Civil Engineer in Chatt. Member NBF Camp, 1896. Res. in 1901 in Columbia. "He has moved away many years ago." [NBFM2]

VENABLE, T. W. Co. I, 10GA
Born in Forsyth GA, Aug. 21, 1837. Enl. Sept. 1, 1861, then served in Co. I, 1GA Cav. Captured at Adairsville, GA, May 24, 1864. Paroled and released July, 1865. 1901 Res. Highland Park. Died Dec. 7, 1910 at home on Chester St. and buried FH. [FHR; CT Dec. 8, 1910; NBFM2; TP11458]

VEST, R. F. Co. E, 5TN Cav. (McKenzie's)
Born in TN. Enl. in Co. E, 5TN Cav. Carpenter in Chatt., 1888. Married Susan Elizabeth Willis. Died at res. on Read Ave. Dec. 13, 1900 and buried FH. [NBFM2,7]

VICK, John Co. F, 35TN
Born 1823 in Bledsoe Co., TN and was a farmer in HC until he enl. Nov. 21, 1862 at Chatt.; died Apr. 20, 1863 at Tullahoma, TN; blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5'9" tall. His wife was Susan.

VINEYARD (VINYARD), Noah H. Co. A, 4TN Cav.; Co. D, 37TN
Born VA c1815 and his wife, Caroline, was from GA. He was a plasterer at Chatt. Enl. June 17, 1861, Knoxville. Detached QM Dept., July 1, 1862. Disch. overage, Sept. 15, 1862. Evidently reenl., serving as substitute for A. J. Wisdom. Vineyard was sick at Chatt. in July 1863, and he was captured at Gordon's Mills in GA on Sept. 15, 1863. Died Oct. 21, 1863.

VINSON, Bartlett C. Co. K, 43TN
Enl. Oct. 17, 1861, at Ooltewah. Deserted June 5, 1862. He then entered the Union army, serving with Co. B, 5TN Cav. (USA). His brother, James A. Vinson, also was in the Federal forces, serving with Co. K, 5TN Inf. (USA). The Vinsons were sons of Anderson A. Vinson and Sophia Moon. The Vinsons were in Cocke Co., then Roane Co., before coming to HC c1835. Another brother, Charles Washington Vinson, was a county official who remained at his post during the war. Bartlett Vinson was born in 1839. After the war, he moved to Texas. He died at Trenton, TX, 1919.[1860HC]

VINSON, W. H.
Died Dec. 7, 1912, age 88, at Waukesha, WI.
[NBFM1;CTDec.12,1912] *W

WADSWORTH, William W. 1MS Lt. Arty
1890VetCensus]

WAKEFIELD, William Peyton Co. D, 39GA Sgt.
Born 1838 in Smith Co. 4th Sgt., Mar. 4, 1862. Capt. Vicksburg, July 4, 1863; Paroled and capt. Port Hudson, July 9, 1863. Married (1866 in Dade Co.) Jennie M. Steadman. 1910 railroad watchman res. 14th St. with wife. Died 1912 in HC.[TWP, p. 136; 1910HC]

WALKER, A. Clark's Independent Cav. Co.
Enl. Aug. 31, 1862 at Chatt.; transferred Jan. 30, 1864 to 1GA CSA.

WALKER, Clement L. Co. G, 23AR
Born Tensas Parish, LA. Enl. June 20, 1862 in 23AR and later in 2Lt. in Bn. of Engineers. Merchant in Chatt, 1888; lawyer, 1899. Died here Feb. 23, 1896 and buried CSA Cem. [NBFM2]

WALKER, Brig. Gen. Francis Marion, was commissioned brigadier
general the day before he was killed while leading his regiment
at Atlanta. He had quickly risen through the ranks after joining
Co. I, 19TN. In July, 1861, he "was carelessly handling or shaking a box of caps in his hand when they exploded, . . . cutting his hand in several places." He reenl. at Corinth in May, 1862 for two years. He was a lieutenant colonel by the time of Shiloh and he won praise for the leadership and skill he displayed. He was also in the hottest of the fighting at Murfreesboro. He was 37 years old when he died, and his body was returned to Chatt. for burial.
Walker was born Nov. 12, 1827 in Paris, KY, son of John and Tabitha Taylor Walker. He taught school in East Tennessee before participating in the Mexican War as a lieutenant, 5TN Infantry. After the war he attended Transylvania University and upon graduation began the practice of law in Rogersville, TN, then in Chatt. in 1854. He served as alderman and attorney general. Walker provided conspicuous service on several occasions most notably at Kennesaw Mountain.

WALKER, G. M. 4MO Cav.
Born 1847 in Lookout Valley, he was son of Harvey and Sarah Walker and moved to Arkansas in 1856. In 1863 he joined the Confederate Army and fought at Arkansas Post, Jenkinson Ferry, Poison Spring, and participated in a raid through north Arkansas and south Missouri. He fought the latter part of the war in the Indian Territory. Afterwards he emigrated to Honduras with fellow ex-Confederates, returning to Texas in late 1865. He came to Chatt. in 1866, then was off to Louisville, McMinnville before settling here about 1870. He married (1871) Margaret Hackwarth and M. M. Clift (1882). Mason. Presbyterian. [GHT, p. 1007-08]

WALKER, J. A. Co. L, 36TN
Enl. Jan. 9, 1862 at Chatt. Died Sept 20, 1916 and buried Whitwell.[NBFM7]

WALKER, J. F.
Wealthy planter in TX who retired and came to Lookout Mountain in 1890 to establish hotel "Southern Home." He died on Lookout Feb. 23, 1892 and was buried in CSA Cem. 55y old. Methodist.[CTFeb. 24, 1892]

WALKER, J. M. Co. H, 31AL
1909 res. HC. [TP11,481]

WALKER, John T. 1Lt, Co. K, Palmetto Sharpshooters
Born 1842 in SC and enrolled at S. C. College when war began. Served in Sparta Rifles, Co. K, Palmetto Sharpshooters, for entire war. Wounded in right leg at Wilderness and in right lung at Sharpsburg. Married Margaret Jones. Formerly a res. of Gainesville, Tex. Methodist. Member NBF Camp, 1895. Died Feb. 25, 1896 on Lookout Mtn. and buried CSA Cem.[NBFM2; CT Feb. 25.96]

WALKER, Joseph Co. F, 35TN
Enl. Dec. 17, 1862 at Chatt.; died May 27, 1863.

WALKER, O. P. Clark's Independent Cav. Co.
Enl. Aug. 31, 1862 at Chatt..

WALKER, Thomas H. Capt., Co. I, 19TN
When the war broke out he was reading law under Francis M. Walker. Elected 1Lt. May 20, 1861. Only recently married to the Chatt. belle Ann Kennedy, he was killed at Shiloh. His body was brought back to Chatt. for burial at the Citizens Cem. He was the son of a Rogersville, Tenn. doctor (mccd).

WALKER, William Co. D, 37TN
Born 1843. Enl. Sept. 1, 1861, Knoxville. Deserted Camp Direction, Chatt., May 26, 1863

WALKER, Sgt. William P.
Enl. Jan. 9, 1862, in Co. L, 36TN at Chatt.; transf. to Co. L, 35TN; fought at Murfreesboro; deserted Oct. 1, 1863 at Chickamauga Station.

WALL, Perry A. Co. K, 5SC
Born Oct. 18, 1844 in Spartanburg, SC, he was son of J. and S. L. Jackson Wall. He enl. in 1864 and fought till its conclusion. Afterwards he attended school and farmed. Then he began school teaching, coming to Soddy in the late-1870's, then made his home in Sale Creek. He taught school 40 years in HC. Also farmed. Married (1875) Sarah "Sallie" Copeland. Mason. Presbyterian. Died April 28, 1925, age 80, and buried in Sale Creek. [GHT, pp. 1006-07; TWP, 236; TP14083; CT April 29, 1925;1910HC]]


WALLACE, Henry Barry's Battery.
Born in Virginia, 1831. Married (Dec. 18, 1856) Sarah Jane Roberts. He farmed in the vicinity of Lookout Mountain prior to enlisting Sept. 16, 1862, at Chatt. He was paroled May 11, 1865, at Meridian, Miss. Married Sarah Jane. Died Aug. 21, 1897 in Rossville. [TWP;TP #1938;1860HC]

WALLACE, Isaac Abraham Co. L, 36TN; Co. L, 35TN
Born Dec. 19, 1841 in HC, son of Mary Anderson and the Rev. Benjamin Wallace, Presbyterian minister who lived at Soddy. Before the war, IAW had a farm at Harrison with his wife, Rhoda A. Enl. Jan. 9, 1862, in Col. J. W. Clift's company and fought at Murfreesboro and Chickamauga (where he was wounded). Company rolls show he "deserted" Jan. 10, 1864 at Tunnel Hill. married (1867 in HC) Nancy K. McDonald, granddaughter of staunch Unionist William Clift. IAW accumulated considerable property at Soddy and had a fine farm there, then moved to New Mexico and Texas to try to reclaim his health, then he resided in Highland Park. He returned to Soddy in 1909 and died there on April 14, 1911. [JWilson Wallace family; CT April 15, 1911; TWP, p. 121;TP10,227; 1910HC]

WALLACE, Lt. James Anderson Co. D, 19TN
He was born Aug. 27, 1836, the son of Rev. Benjamin Wallace, the pastor at Soddy Presbyterian Church. He was educated by his father, then began the study of law at 20 under Judge Thomas N. Frazier. Just after he was admitted to the bar as a lawyer, the war broke out and he joined Capt. Warner E. Colville's Co. D, 19TN, being elected 2Lt. May 29, 1861 and serving as "a drillmaster." He was with the 19th Tennessee until suffering a severe wound in the thigh at Shiloh. He remained with the army although unfit for combat. Wallace was captured at Knoxville on June 6, 1865, and sent to Chatt. and then to Louisville, KY. He was released upon taking the oath of allegiance. He had a fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes and stood five feet, nine inches, tall. He married (1870) Fannie Bell Darnall. After the war, he practiced law in Rhea County for a year, then was a partner with fellow Confederate Moses H. Clift at Chatt. for two years.
Wallace decided to become a minister so he attended college at Maryville where he studied under Dr. Dabney of Stonewall Jackson's staff. For many years he resided in Highland Park and was pastor of the Presbyterian church there. He suffered paralysis "on the same side as his Shiloh wound" and died July 9, 1900, while visiting his brother at Bristol, TN. He was buried at Soddy. His son, James, was also a minister, pastoring a congregation in Alabama. [CT July Oct. Nov. 00; TP #2584; mccd; Goodspeed, p. 1006 lists J. Albert Wallace, bro ofIsaac A., "is one of the leading educators of Sullivan County. He is president of King's College at Bristol, where Isaac A.'s oldeset son is attending school."

WALLEN, Hugh Barry's Btry.; Cook's Cav. Co.
Enl. May 14, 1862 in Barry's Btry. at Chatt.; tranf. to Capt. Cook's Cav. Co.

WALLER, Manly B. Sgt. 2nd Co. K, 1st CSA Cav.
Born c1831, son of Georg and Martha. Res. 1860 in Chatt. with wife Nancy. Enl. Sept. 20, 1862 in HC. "Sent as a secret scout into enemy's lines in January, 1864. Stayed." Listed as deserter. 1870 railroad carpenter in HC.[1860,1850HC]

WALSTON, Cpl. Seth Clark's Independent Cav. Co.
Enl. Aug. 31, 1862 at Chatt.; deserted Feb. 25, 1864. near Dalton, GA.

WARD, Charles E.
He was born in Baltimore March 18, 1816, and before the Civil War came to Chatt. where he was associated with Adams Express Company. "A man of wealth at outbreak of the Civil War," he espoused the Confederate cause and invested his means in bonds of the new government." He lost everything and lived the remainder of his life impoverished. Died in Chatt. Sept. 1, 1901.[CT Sept. 2, 1901]

WARD, E. G. Co. K, 43TN
Enl. Oct. 17, 1861 at Ooltewah; captured at Vicksburg, July 4, 1863; paroled; again captured Oct. 28, 1863 in HC; imprisoned at Camp Morton, IN where he died Nov. 25, 1863 of congestion of the lungs. Buried at Green Lawn cem.

WARD, James Raulston
Born 1830 in Rutherford Co., TN. Married (1866) Nancy S. Vaughan and died April 28, 1901, age 71, at res. in Hill City and buried in Bell Buckle, TN. [TWP, p. 194; CT April 30.1901]

WARE, Samuel Co. C, 1GA CSA Inf. Bn.
Born Feb. 4, 1846 in Walker Co., GA. Enl. fall, 1864 on crew of gunboat Raleigh and after boat abandoned joined the infantry. Paroled Greensboro, NC, May 1, 1865. To TN in 1906 and died in Chatt., Sept. 14, 1909.[TP 8709]

WARLICK, Noah Franklin
Born Oct. 16, 1845 in AL. Took part in Battle of Atlanta and battles in that vicinity. Baptist. Carpenter who res. on E. 8th St. with wife Margaret M. Hancock. Charter member of Central Bapt. Ch. Deacon. Died at home 1010 East 8th St., April 11, 1922 and buried FH.[1910HC; Lusk, FH; CT 4.12.1922]

WARNER, James Cartwright
Born Gallatin, TN, Aug. 20, 1830, son of Jacob L. and Elizabeth Cartwright. Married (1852, Nashville) Mary Thomas Williams. Moved to Nashville in 1847 and in 1853 to Chatt. to enter the hardware business. Mayor of Chatt., 1861. Represented HC in TN Assembly (Confederate), 1861-63. Relocated in Nashville where he became president of Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Co. Pioneered in pig iron manufacture at Tracy City, Rising Fawn, GA, and South Pittsburg and Chatt. Episcopalian. Mason. Died July 21, 1895 in Nashville and buried at Mt. Olivet. [BDTA, 2:951]

WARNER, Joseph H. Co. A, 19TN
Born in Sumner Co., Sept. 5, 1842, he was the son of Jacob . and Elizabeth J. Cartwright. Warner came to Chatt. in 1856 from Gallatin in Sumner County, and entered the hardware business with his older brother, James C. Warner. Warner was slightly wounded at Murfreesboro on Dec. 31, 1862. He was captured at Ringgold, Ga., the following November, then imprisoned at Rock Island, Ill. where he was released upon "taking of the oath," Sept. 27, 1864. He went to Iowa and returned to TN in late 1865, working in Nashville. He came back to Chatt. in Dec., 1866 and again entered the hardware business. He help found the streetcar lines, served as a city commissioner and was an organizer of the Third National Bank. Warner Park is named for him. He married (1867) Alice G. Hord, who was from Murfreesboro. They built a brick mansion on Vine Street in Fort Wood. Buried FH. [FHR; Worsham, p. 217; RI ledger; CTJan. 13.08; GHT, pp. 1008-09; Warner, "Personal Glimpses"]

WARNICK, Edward A. Barry's Btry.
Enl. May 11, 1862. at Chatt.; capt. Spanish Fort, April 8, 1865; imprisoned at Ship Island, MS.

WARREN, James P. Co. D, 4GA Cav.
He enl. Oct. 4, 1862. Before the war he had a farm near Moccasin Bend with his wife, Sarah. Born about 1831, he was apparently a son of William and Hannah Warren.

WARREN, John Randolph Co. E, 12GA Ordnance Sgt.
Born Greene Co., TN, Dec. 25, 1836. Enl. April, 1861. To TN ca 1891. Moulder in foundry by trade. Married (1867, Columbus, GA) Louisa Virginia Blankenship. Res. St. Elmo. Died Nov. 10, 1916.[TWP#6614;TP 13,033; 1910HC]

WARREN, 4th Cpl. Reubin Co. H, 4TN Cav.
Enl. Aug. 11, 1861 at Chatt.

WARREN, Thomas V. Co. K, 4AL
Born Feb. 27, 1839 in Larkinsville, AL. Enl. April 27, 1861in Larkinsville. Fought at 1st Manassas, Fredericksburg, Hanover Junction, Gettysburg and many smaller battles. Wounded in right jaw near Cold Harbor, May June 1864. Transf. with regt. to Army of Tenn. with Longstreet and returned with him to VA. With Gen. Joe Johnston at the end but did not surrender until met a fleet of gunboats at Bellefont. Long time resident of Chatt. where he was a carpenter and a member of NBF Camp, 1895. Res. in hh of Thos. Henderson, 1910. Died Jan. 18, 1920 in Nashville and buried there. [CTJan. 18.20; NBFM2,7;TP 6896; Applic. for TN Soldiers' Home; 1910HC]

WARREN, 4th Cpl. William T. Co. H, 4TN Cav.
Born 1841 in TN, son of William and Hannah. Enl. Aug. 11, 1861 at Chatt. Wounded at Murfreesboro, Dec. 31, 1862.

WATERHOUSE, Silas (Cyrus) Barry's Btry.
Res., Calhoun Co., GA. Enl. April 4, 1862. at Chatt.; hearing impaired by shell that brushed past his face at Resaca; paroled May 11, 1865 in Meridian, MS; 1903 res., Ridgedale. [TP 5333]

WATERS, C. N. Co. C, 40GA
Born Jan. 10, 1838 in Habersham Co., GA. Enl. March 4, 1861 at Rome. Wounded at Chickasaw Bayou, Dec. 29, 1862 and wounded again in the head. Capt. and imprisoned at Camp Morton, IN. Exchanged Feb., 1865. 1900 res. Whorley, HC; indigent. [TP 2630]

WATERS, G. W.
[NBFM1,3]

WATKINS, Jacob Co. D, 4GA Cav.
Married Betsey J. Davis (Dec. 21, 1859, HC). Enl. Oct. 4, 1862. He was captured at Chatt. on Oct. 27, 1863, and sent to Nashville, then to Louisville and on to Camp Morton, Indianapolis. A resident of Chatt., he had a dark complexion, black hair and eyes and was 5'6'' tall. [HC Marriage Books]

WATKINS, John W. Co. L, 36TN; Co. L, 35TN
Enl. Jan. 9, 1862. He fought at Murfreesboro, then deserted Jan. 24, 1864, at Tunnel Hill, Ga. Before the war, he was a farm laborer at Ooltewah. He was born about 1837. His wife was Elizabeth A. 1870 res. Harrison.

WATKINS, Kimsey 2d Co. I, 1CSA (GA)
Enl. Aug. 7, 1863, Chatt. Wounded at Chickamauga, Sept. 20, 1863. Absent on furlough, June 30, 1864. Deserted at Kennesaw Mtn., July 2, 1864.

WATKINS, Peter Co. H, 26TN; 2d Co. I, 1CSA (GA)
Born c1842. Enl. July 14, 1861, Knoxville. Capt. Ft. Donelson and imp. Camp Douglas. Exch Aiken's Landing, Nov. 10, 1862. Wounded at Chickamauga "and sent to rear and I have ascertained since that he was serving in the cavalry." Deserted at Kennesaw Mtn., July 2, 1864.

WATKINS, Capt. Richard Levens "Dick" Barry's Btry.
He was "a strong believer in the cause of the Southland, and when Tennessee called her sons to arms, he was among the first to respond, organizing and securing equipment for a battery of artillery, which went into service March 1, 1861." Robert L. Barry was placed in command of this "Lookout" unit which first saw action when Chatt. was threatened in the spring of 1862. He took a gun to Shellmound and skirmished with the Union troops that were trying to make their way to Chatt.. Then his entire battery was ordered back to Chatt. and stationed on Cameron Hill. For two days they had a brisk artillery fight with Union forces under Gen. John Wilder on Stringer's Ridge. Watkins and his unit were able to force the Federal forces back to the base of Walden's Ridge.
The Lookout Battery (Barry's Battery) was in Mississippi during the Vicksburg campaign and fought at Jackson in July,
1863. It later moved up to Georgia and was engaged in the
fighting at Resaca and points south to Atlanta. Watkins "was in
command much of the time and won distinction as an artillery
offier. He was never absent from his battery a single day, and in
all its engagements was in the thickest of the fight." He
commanded Barry's Battery at Peachtree Creek, July 20, 1864 and at Spanish Fort at Mobile (April, 1865) after he and
his battery were sent to the fort in small boats. He had just
reached the fort when he was wounded in seven places by an
exploding shell. Only about 50 men in his command escaped the
Federal assault uninjured, and they had to swim eight miles to
safety. The Lookout Battery surrendered at Meridian, Miss. on May
16, 1865, and Watkins made his way home on crutches, walking much
of the way.
He was born Jan. 29, 1836 in Jefferson County, and the family was left in dire straits after his father died when he was nine months old. "Deprived of the advantages of an education," he was employed in Knoxville at the age of ten, before he and two of his brothers made their way to Chatt. in 1854 and set up what was said to be the largest hardware store in the state. After the war, he was again prominent in business and real estate in Chatt. He was a leader in the development of the Lookout Inn on Lookout Mountain and a railroad up the mountain. He was an original stockholder in the Roane Iron Company, director of several banks and mayor of Lookout Mountain. He married Helen Whiteside, a daughter of Col. James A. Whiteside. NBF Camp, 1894-96. Died Dec. 24, 1895 and buried FH. [CTS; FHR; NBFM7]

WATKINS, Lt. Robert 26TN
2Lt., HC Home Guard, organized at Chickamauga, April 29, 1861.

WATKINS, Thomas Co. B, 5TN Cav. Bn.; Co. H, 4TN Cav.
Died near Chatt. Oct., 1862.

WATTERSON, Henry (1840-1921)
Editor of Chatt. Daily Rebel, 1863; became celebrated
political journalist, politican, and lecturer

WATTS, H. E. Co. C, 21-22TN Cav. [NBFM4]

WATTS, John C. Co. D, 37TN
Born 1844. Enl. Sept. 1, 1861, Knoxville. Sick at Shelbyville, Dec. 7, 1862. Reenl. May, 1862. Hosp. Dalton with Gonorrhoea, Dec., 1862. Also arrested for stealing and jailed. Slightly wounded Chickamauga. Capt. on picket at Big Shanty, June 10, 1864 and imp. Rock Island. Gave res. as Whitfield, GA. Took USA oath, Oct. 18, 1864. 5'7", blk hr, hazel eyes, Fr. cmplx.

WEATHERFORD, Silas S. Co. G, 5TN Cav.; Co. G, 35TN
Born Aug. 3, 1844 in Mecklenburg Co., VA and came to TN in 1850. Enl. Sept. 6, 1861 at McMinnville. Wounded in head at Shiloh. Chickamauga, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge, Franklin, Bentonville. Paroled as sgt. at Greensboro, NC Apr. 26, 1865. He came to Chatt. from Coal Creek in 1916. NBF Camp. Died Feb. 18, 1918 in Chatt. and buried Citizens Cem. [CT Feb. 19.1918;NBFM2,7;TP 6726]

WEATHERLY [Weatherby], Jonas Co. G, 26TN; 2d Co. K, 1CSA(GA)
Enl. July 8, 1861, 26TN, at Knoxville; Capt. at Fort Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862 and Imp. at Camp Douglas. Present Aug. 31, 1863. Killed at Chickamauga.

WEATHERLY, Samuel Co. G, 26TN; 2d Co. K, 1CSA(GA)
Born about 1842, he enl. July 8, 1861 in Co. G, 26TN at Knoxville; Captured at Fort Donelson; imprisoned at Camp Douglas. Lt. complx., dark hair, gray (blue) eyes, 6'. Deserted and captured in Catoosa County (his residence) June 24, 1864 and took USA oath of allegiance. He worked 36 years as an employee of the NC&St.L Railroad. Sam Weatherly died March 18, 1909 and is buried in Confederate Cem. [CT March 19.1909]

WEBB, William Co. B, 1st TN Cav. (Carter's)
Born c. 1843 in TN, son of Meredith and Elizabeth Webb of Birchwood. [1860HC]

WEBSTER, John William Co. H, 2TN Cav. (Ashby's)
Born June 28, 1845 in Phila, PA, son of foundryman Thomas Webster, he enl. in 2TN Cav. at Griffin GA in summer of 1863. Serving with Ashby's brigade, he was in the thick of fighting in numerous battles, but was never wounded. He had moved to Chatt. in 1856 and was 18 when he enl. Father was foundryman Thomas Webster. After the war, J.W. Webster started out as a machinist. He ran the first engine on the "dummy line' belonging to his brother-in-law, Charles James, in 1886. Later, he was an engineer for the Chatt. Southern Railroad. He was also an official of the Chatt. Railway and Light Company. At age 61, he took a position as a streetcar conductor. Known affectionately as "Daddy Webster," he was given a Confederate uniform by the streetcar workers. He was buried in this suit of gray in FH when he died Jan. 7, 1918. Buried FH. His wife was Susie McCarver, who wrote a history of Chatt.[CTJan. 8, 1918; FHR; NBFM2;TP 12,828]

WEBSTER, Thomas
Born at Weather Oak Hill, near Birmingham, England, June 28, 1818, he was taken by his father at age nine to see the locomotive of George Stephenson. The boy was thrilled and decided to become an engineer. At age 12 he became an engineer's apprentice and served as such for four years. He emigrated to the United States and entered the business of supplying machine plants across the South. He came to Chatt. in 1857 and established a foundry. Leader in Home Guard "Vigilance Committee," 1861."At the outbreak of the war he joined with Maj. D.[sic] R. Rains and planned and built a powder mill at Augusta, Georgia," remaining there until the conclusion of the war.
Webster returned to Chatt. in 1865 but lost his foundry and machine shop to fire in 1866. As chief mechanical engineer he built the English Company's shops at South Pittsburg and later was superintended construction of the three first furnances in Birmingham. He returned to Chatt. from Birmingham and became "the prime mover for the initial water plant built in this city by the Hazlehurst Company." Mason. 1st Presbyterian. Married (1844) Kate Rhodes of Philadelphia. Died at his home on McCallie Ave. Oct. 25, 1908 and buried FH. [CT Oct. 26.08]

WEBSTER, William W. Co. H, 2TN Cav. (Ashby's)
Enl. Aug. 14, 1864, Griffen, GA. Paroled 4, 1865. Address Chatt.

WEIR, J. L.
Enl. Jan. 9, 1862, in Co. L, 36TN at Chatt.; transf. to Co. L, 35TN; fought at Murfreesboro; deserted Sept. 19, 1863 at Chickamauga.

WEIR, John Bradford Co. A, 4TN Cav.; Co. D, 2TN Cav. (Ashby's)
Born Bradley Co., Feb. 17, 1845, he enl. Dec., 1862, and served throughout the war. Twice wounded--in right side (when Sherman crossed the Chattahoochee) and in thigh by shells at Wadesboro, NC. After war attended Univ. of VA. Married Mary Cleage. Lived and worked in Boston, New York, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. before moving to Chatt. in 1920 where he became a civil engineer residing (1924) on Vine St. US Coastal Geodetic Survey, 1871-89. Died April 20.36 and buried Athens, TN. [NBFM2,7; CT April 21.36; TP 15706]

WELCH, Gideon Co. I, 43TN
Bn. 1841 in TN. Farmer at Ooltewah. Married Rebecca A. [1860 HC Census]

WELCH, JAMES 2nd Co. K, 1st CSA Cav.
Enl. Sept. 1, 1862 in HC Sent to hospital at Rome, GA by brigade surgeon. Captured near Chickamauga, Sept. 18, 1863 and imprisoned at Camp Douglas, IL where he died of small pox May 5, 1864. Buried at Camp Douglas.

WELCH, Leander Co. I, 19TN
Enl. Aug. 12, 1861, fought at Cumberland Gap then died in the Battle of Fishing Creek in Kentucky, Jan. 19, 1862.

WELCH (WALSH), Michael "Mike" Co. D, 37TN
Enl. Jan. 20, 1863., Chatt. Substitute for G.W. Haskel. Sent to hosp., Dec. 16. 1863. Prom. to 4th Sgt., Sept. 1, 1864. Res. Memphis, TN. 5'5 1/2", light hair, blue eyes, fAIr cmplx.

WELLBORN, A. J. Co. H, 26TN; 2d Co. I, 1CSA (GA)
Enl. Sept. 16.61, Knoxville. Capt. Ft. Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862 and imp. Camp Douglas. Exchanged and left at Chatt. Oct. 5, 1862. AOL, Feb. 29, 1864.

WELLONS (WILLONS), C. M. Capt. Co. A, 22TN
Married (1894 in HC) Maria Louisa Acree and died 1916 in Hardeman Co. [TWP, p. 179]

WELLS, B. F. 39GA (Capt. Anderson's Co.)
Died March 15, 1914 at home in Woodlawn Park, age 73, and buried CSA Cem. [CT March 16, 1914]

WELLS, James
The son of Ross's Landing pioneer Moses Wells, he fought with the Confederate forces. Afterwards, he returned to his wife, Matilda Teed Kesterson, and their daughter, Susan Hannah. However, he was accused by the Reconstruction government of killing a man in Arkansas to take his horse during the war. Wells was placed in prison at the brick building at Fourth and Market. He claimed he was innocent, but felt he had little chance of proving it given the climate of the times. He escaped one night, came home and got some money, and paddled a canoe up the Tennessee River. No one knew his whereabouts for many years, and his grieving wife died. His daughter was raised by her aunt, Elizabeth Kesterson Mitchell. Jim Wells later returned to Chatt. for a short time with his second wife, Sarah Ann. He had apparently married her in Alabama.

WELLS, James C. Co. H, 4TN Cav.
Married Matilda Kesterton (Oct. 1, 1859) in HC.[HC Marriage Books]

WELLS, Matthew Co. D, 37TN
Enl. Jan. 24, 1863, Catoosa Springs. Prom. Sgt., Jan. 1, 1864. Deserted Dalton, Jan. 14, 1864

WELLS, Thomas P. Co. B, Phillips GA Legion
Born Dalton, GA May 8, 1845. Enl. in Dalton, July 1, 1861. Served fall and winter, 1861 under Gen. J. B. Floyd in W. VA. Particiapted in all the battles of ANV: 2 Manassas, South Mtn., Shaprsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotslyvania C. H., Cold Harbor. Captured and recaptured at South Mtn. within an hour. Wounded slightly at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Became 2nd Sgt. of company. Res. Chatt, occup. bookkeeper. Adjutant, NBF Camp, 1894-96. Moved to southern Missouri in Aug., 1898. Died at Seas Breeze, FL, Jan 12, 1908. Buried at Rome, GA. [CTJan. 14.08; NBFM2,3]

WELLS, Maj. W. H.
Brother of T. P. Lived in Chatt. Chief Engineer of Southern RR. [CTJan. 14.08]

WELLS, William Bryant
Born June 8, 1838 in Habersham Co., GA, he was the son of John and Mary Stewart Wells. He had just begun the study of medicine when the war broke out and he became surgeon of Gist's Brigade, Walker's Division. After the war he entered Atlanta Medical College and graduated in 1866. He practiced in GA until 1886 when he came to Chatt. Mason. Baptist. Married M. E. Pope of GA in 1867. Baptist. Member of NBF Camp who died in Chatt. Dec. 16, 1890. Buried FH. [FHR; GHT, p. 1011]

WEST, J. L. Co. D, 37TN
Died May 11, 1862 (Lindsley)

WEST, Joel (Joseph) P. Barry's Btry.
Enl. July 14, 1862 at Chatt.; deserted=Brown's Diary.

WEST, Willis Ridley Co. B, 1GA
Born July 28, 1842 in Cobb Co., GA. Enl. 1861 at Monterrey, VA. Also served in pistol factory in "arsenal battalion" in Columbus, GA. Married (1890 in HC) Lucinda Bowers. To TN 1886. Died Feb. 28, 1916 at res. in East Lake and bur FH. [TWP, p. 178; CT Feb. 29.1916; TP 13,016]

WETMORE, Maj. William H. 36TN
Served as First Sgt., then was elected major, but he was never
commissioned. He later saw duty in charge of a Conscript Camp of
Instruction.

WHALEN, James K. P. Co. H, 1 E.T. Cav. (Carter's)
Born June, 1845 in Jefferson Co. and raised there. Enl. at Dandridge, TN about Aug. 1, 1863. Capt. at or near Mossy Creek, Mch. 27, 1864 and imprisoned at Camp Morton until June 12, 1865. About one year aftr war he left TN and went to KY and stayed 2 years before moving to IL and eventually back to TN. Res. Sherman Heights. Occup. carpenter and peddling papers in 1903, "broken down in health." 1910 res. 5th Ave. with wife Mary.[NBFM2; TP5388; 1910HC]

WHITE, James Co. D, 4GA Cav.
Enl. Oct. 4, 1862 and captured at Missionary Ridge on Nov. 25, 1863.

WHITE, James A. Co. I, 8TN Cav.
Born Meigs Co., April 23, 1828. Enl. Oct. 1, 1862 at Pikeville. Shot through chin and right arm at Parker's Crossroads. Returned to home in Bledsoe Co. after war but had lost use of right arm. In 1903 res. of Hill City. [TP3854]

WHITE, James C. Co. A, 4TN Cav.
Served as a farrier. He became sick and was furloughed, then he resigned on Nov. 15, 1861. He was on the Kentucky campaign and lost his horse at Beech Grove.

WHITE, James M. Co. I, 5TN Cav. (McKenzie's)
Born Washington Co., TN. Enl. July 19, 1862. Company blacksmith. Deserted Nov. 23, 1863. Res. 1905 in Birchwood. [TP7546]

WHITE, Lt. Col. John Fletcher Co. A, 5th TN Cav.
Born in Rogersville, Hawkins County, TN, Feb. 18, 1824, he was the son of the Rev. George White and Sarah Snodgrass. He married Martha Faw, a native of Switzerland, and they had 12 children. After serving in the Mexican War, White, at age 21, was elected to represent Hawkins County in the Tennessee Legislature, 1847-1849. He read law, moved to Chatt. in 1850 and settled near the section later known as Shepherd. He was appointed as the first county judge of HC when the office was established in 1856. The office was abolished two years later.
Fletcher White organized a Confederate cavalry company (Bird's Rangers) at his own expense and served as its captain prior to being elected lieutenant-colonel of the 1st TN Cav. Jan. 7, 1862. White was captured at a skirmish at Big Creek Gap, TN, March 14, 1862 and sent to Louisville, then to Camp Chase, Ohio, in early April. He finally was sent to Fort Warren in Boston Harbor. The prominent Chatt. attorney and former state legislator was able to gain a parole from the Secretary of War. He was released May 24, 1862, and allowed to return to his home near Tyner. White sought unsuccessfully to gain permission from Confederate authorities to organize his former company or raise two new volunteer companies. He also wrote President Jefferson Davis asking that he be appointed as an appraiser of property impressed by the army. He was again rebuffed, though he complained he had been "reduced to the lowest rung of the ladder." Finally, he rejoined his former company, which was then headed by A. J. Ragon, at Knoxville on March 11, 1864. But he soon decided to load up his family in some "broken-down wagons pulled by discarded army mules" and head for Florida. He settled at Live Oak and served with the Provisional Army until the end of the war.
In Florida, he was a Criminal Court judge in Suwanee County, state's attorney, then Circuit Court judge for three terms. He was an active Methodist layman, serving as Sunday School supt. 45 years. He died at Live Oak, FL, on Aug. 14, 1901. [Hamer Vol. III, p 112; GHT, p. 1012; JWilson White family; Biog. Souvenir of GA and FL, pp. 835-36; Goodspeed, History of Tennessee, p. 1012.]

WHITE, Lt. William W. Co. D, 4GA Cav.
Enl. Oct. 4, 1862, and deserted in early December the following year. He was held at Chatt., where he took the oath of allegiance to the Union on Sept. 10, 1863. Historian Zella Armstrong says White "was charged with desertion to the enemy, court martialed, convicted and executed in Chatt.. Many people, however, who knew him well protested and believed that he was innocent. W. J. Gillespie, orderly Sergeant of Co. B, believed in Lieut. White's loyalty and frequently made the statement in the years that followed the war." [Zella Armstrong, Hamilton County Confederate Soldiers]

WHITECOTTON, Harrison (Harry) Barry's Btry.
Enl. April 4, 1862. at Chatt.; paroled May 11, 1865 in Meridian, MS.

WHITECOTTON, Isaac M. Co. H, 4TN Cav.
Born c1831 in AL. He was wounded four times. Before the war, he was a day laborer at Chatt. 1870 farmer at Chatt., wife Sarah E.

WHITEHEAD, Isaac Thomas
Born 1842 in Bledsoe Co. Married (1865) Mary E. Carney. Died 1879 in HC. [TWP, p. 65]

WHITESIDE, Foster
Born Jan. 24, 1836. Brother of Hugh Whiteside. Leader in Home Guard "Vigilance Committee," 1861. Married Sarah Miranda Harris.
Died June 21, 1897, Morristown, TN. where he resided. [CT June 22, 1897]

WHITESIDE, Harriet Leonora Straw (Mrs. James A.)
Born May 3, 1824. Virginia governess who married (1844) James A. Whiteside. Expelled from occupied Chatt., 1864, by Sherman and imp. Louisville. Died Feb. 19, 1903.

WHITESIDE, James L. Co. B, 1TN
Born at "the old Whiteside homestead" on Cedar St., April 17, 1845, son of Col. James A. and Harriet Straw Whiteside, he enl. at Nashville in Co. B, 1TN. He participated in the Cheat Mountain under Gen. R. E. Lee and the Bath and Romney campaign under Gen. T. J. Jackson. He became ill in Virginia and his father went there to bring him home. The rigors of trip, however, led to the death of JLW's father in Nov., 1861. The 1TN returned and fought at Shiloh, the Kentucky Campaign, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta Campaign, and Hood's Tennessee Campaign. After the war JLW was engaged in railroading in Chatt., serving as conductor on the broad-gauge Lookout Mountain railroad and agent of the Incline No. 2 railway. His wife was Mary (Mollie) Tidwell. Died July 6, 1912 at his home on McCallie Ave. and buried FH.[CT July 7, July 9, 1912]

WHITESIDE, John B. [csa?]
Born Oct. 28, 1829; m. Adelaide Hooke; died May Nov. 1874, HC. [HC Register of Deaths]

WHITFIELD, Gordon W. Co. E, 1AL Cav. (Wheeler's Escort)
Born in GA, Feb. 1;, 1844. Wounded Elk River, New Hope Church. Married (Aug. 20, 1904, Soddy) Sarah Harden Sisson and living at Soddy in 1906 where he was stable man for Soddy Coal Co. Died Sept. 10, 1916 at Chatt. [TWP, p. 186; NBFM2; TP 4880; 1910HC]

WHITLOCK, James A. Co. B, 1TN Cav. (Carter's)
Born 1845 in GA. 1860 living in hh of of Jesse and Agnes Locke at Ooltewah. [1860 HC Census]

WHITSITT, W. J. Co. A, 154 Sr. Inf.
Died and buried in Ringgold, GA. [NBFM1,7]

WHITTEN, James 36TN; Co. K, 43TN
Enl. Dec. 17, 1861 at Ooltewah; transferred from 36TN; captured at Vicksburg, July 4, 1863.

WHITTENBERG, William Wesley
Married Mary A. [TP768]

WHITTLE, Archimides "Ark" Co. G, 26TN; 2d Co. K, 1CSA (GA)
Born Bradley Co., Feb. 15, 1842. Enl. Aug. 28.61, Knoxville. Capt. Ft. Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862 and imp. Camp Morton. Detached to Miners and Sappers, May 19, 1863. Died Dayton, TN, April 8, 1929 and buried Mt. Vernon Church. [CT 4.9.29]

WIDEMAN, John P. (F.), Co. A, 19TN
He was discharged from the army on Nov. 26, 1862, and
died at Chatt. in Oct., 1863. [Worsham, 98]

WIEHART, P. R. 8GA
[TP 15,797]

WILDS, Lt. Darlan A. Co. H, 19TN

WILDS, George B. Co. C, 7KY Sgt.
Born at Carroll County, Miss., in 1846, he was a lineal descendant of Lawrence Washington, grandfather of George Washington. Enl. Sept. 15, 1861, at Mayfield, Ky. and fought at Shiloh, Baton Rouge and Corinth. He was made a sergeant March 1, 1864, and was mounted under Gen. Forrest. He was with him at Paducah, Ky., and Harrisburg, Miss. His unit surrendered at Citronelle, Ala., on May 4, 1865, and he was paroled May 19, 1865, at Grenada, Miss. An attorney, he moved to Chatt. in 1928 when he was offered a house there. He was living at Clarksville, Tenn., when he died July 18, 1936. [TP 16,626]

WILEY (WILY), Cpl. James M. Co. L, 36TN; Co. L, 35TN
Born c1831 in TN. Married Elizabeth. Laborer. Enl. Jan. 9, 1862, at Chatt.; transf. to 35TN. [1860HC]

WILEY, William E. Co. L, 36th TN
Born about 1835 in AL. Before the war, he was a railroad agent at Chatt. living with his mother, Lucinda. Married Laura A. Carey (Sept. 17, 1859 in HC). Enl. Jan. 9, 1862, at Chatt.. [1860HC; HC Marriage Book]

WILHOITE, Phillip Rainey Co. D, 8GA
Born July 10, 1841 in Merriwether Co., GA. Enl. Feb., 1864 at Strawberry Plains, TN. ANV. Wounded Reams Station. Wilderness, Cold Harbor.Paroled at Appomattox. To Shelbyville, TN after war and married Letitia Cannon (m. 1877). Many years "prominent grain dealer in Chatt." Lived in St. Elmo (1910). Methodist. Living in Miami, FL in 1931 and died there March 2, 1937. [NBFM2; CT May 3, 1931; CT March 3, 1937; 1910HC]

WILKERSON, William M. (N.?) Co. H, 21GA
Born Dade Co., GA, Jan. 1, 1845. Enl. July 18, 1861. Winchester, Pt. Republic, Cold Harbor, Cedar Mtn. Wounded twice at Manassas and Feb. 1, 1864 at New Berne, NC. Surr. Orange Co., VA, 1865. To TN, 1905. Wife was Josie. Res. 1909 East Lake. Died May 20, 1914 and Buried CSA Cem.[TP 11,538;CT May 21, 1914]

WILKINS, Drury Dobbins 26TN
Born Cleveland Co., N.C., March 18, 1834, son of blacksmith Anderson Smith and Lavina Warlick Wilkins who came from Rutherford and Cleveland counties, N.C. and were early settlers of East Brainerd and organizers of Concord Baptist Church. Before the war, he lived on his father's farm at Chickamauga near Tyner and was engaged in railroading with Gray, Dent & Co., working on the Illinois Central. Orderly Sgt., HC Home Guard, April 29, 1861. Enl. in Brant's Battalion, 1861, serving under Col. Jarrett Dent before being detailed in 1862 to QM Dept where he mined salt for CSA until close of war. Married (April 9, 1861) Mary "Mollie" Eskridge whom he met while working on the railroad at Duck Hill, Miss. Took his family and their possessions in a wagon to East Brainerd after the war with Mollie going the 200 miles on horseback. They returned to Duck Hill in fall, 1865 and DW became an extensive plantation owner and cotton farmer. He also operated a mercantile firm. 1870 res. near parents with wife Mary R. of MS. Died 1906.

WILKINS, Luther Rice Sgt. 2nd Co. K, 1st CSA Cav.
Born 1837, son of Anderson Smith and Lavina Warlick Wilkins Enl. July 14, 1862 in HC Killed in action at Ft. Donelson, Feb. 3, 1862.

WILKINS, Thomas Clark's Independent Cav. Co.
Enl. July 18, 1863 at Chatt.; deserted Feb. 25, 1862 near Dalton, GA.

WILKINS, William Woodson 2Lt. Co. E, 60GA
Born c1835, son of Anderson Smith and Lavina Warlick Wilkins. Attorney, Spring Place, Ga. Enl. Sept. 19, 1861 in Bartow Avengers. Died Sept. 5, 1862.

WILKINSON, William M. Co. H, 21GA
Born Jan. 1, 1845 in Dade Co., GA. Enl. at Rising Fawn, July, 1861. Wounded at Bachelor's Creek in Eastern NC, Feb. 1, 1864. Res. East Lake in 1888. Died at res. in Rossville May 20, 1914 and buried CSA Cem. [CT May 21, 1914; NBFM2]

WILLETT, Edward D. Co. G, 1LA
Born KY. and was clerk in NO when war broke out. Enl. May, 1861 in Co. G, 1LA Vol., Nichol's Brig. Commanded regt. at Chancellorsville "up to Gettysburg." Promoted to major in 1864. Severely wounded in the Wilderness, May 5, 1864. Paroled at Meridian, MS, May, 1865. Res. Chatt. Died at his summer home near New Orleans several years ago. Death not known here. [NBFM2]

WILLIAMS, Adolphus N.
Born 1841 in Smith Co., married (1872) Cassandra C. Reeves, and died 1922 in HC. [TWP, p. 113]

WILLIAMS, Alonzo G. Co. H, 4TN Cav.
A son of the pioneer Samuel Williams, he died during the Kentucky campaign in 1862. He was listed as age 14 at the time of the 1860 census.

WILLIAMS, Sgt. Andrew Alexander (Andy) Co. K. 43TN
Born in Blount County, March 19, 1833 and came to HC in 1835. Brother of John L. Williams. Was small boy when group of citizens met at the old schoolhouse on Georgia Ave. and changed name from Ross' Landing to Chatt. Wagon master in Knoxville in 1861, then joined Co. K, 43TN, Oct. 17, 1861, at Ooltewah. when the regt. was organized and served throughout war becoming commissary sgt. He was appointed sergeant Sept. 1, 1862. He was captured at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. After being paroled and rejoining the Confederate forces, he surrendered on May 5, 1865, at Asheville, NC. He married (1872 in HC) Elizabeth Hamill.
His father, James Williams, was a pioneer Ross's Landing settler who first visited the landing in 1835. He built a hut on a bald knob east of town and planted an orchard there. This was later known as Orchard Knob. As a young man, Andy Williams worked for the Crutchfields at their brickyard at Chatt.. A schoolteacher and farmer, he had a dark complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes, 5'9 1/2" tall. He lived with the Bush family. His sister, Sarah Williams, had married James Bush. In his latter years, he lived in Rhea County, but res, Poplar St., 1910. Died Aug. 14, 1913 in HC and was buried White Oak Cem. He was an uncle of N. P. Nail and brother of John Williams. [TWP, p. 144; CT Aug. 15, 1913; NBFM2;1910HC]

WILLIAMS, Henry Co L, 4GA Cav.; 12GA Cav.
Born Meriweather Co., GA, 1845. Enl. Dec. 12, 1862: Chickamauga, Atl. Camp., opposed Stoneman's Raid. Offic. records show "sent to wagon train" c. Nov. 19, 1863 and no later record. To TN, 1867. Wife was Elizabeth L. Res. 1917 in St. Elmo. Died June 9, 1919 at home in St. Elmo and bur. FH.[TP 15,231;CT June 10, 1919]

WILLIAMS, James
Born in Grainger Co., TN, about 1814, son of Ethelred and Mary Copeland Williams, he owned a line of steamboats plying the Tennessee River from Knoxville to Decatur. He located in Chatt. because of river location and with his brother William established Chatt.'s first bank as well as Tennessee River Mining, Manufacturing, and Navigation Co. Given a silver service by citizens of Chatt. "for his contribution to development of river." He was known to President James Buchanan and offered a cabinet post. Instead he became Minister to Turkey. When war broke out he remained in abroad, selling Confederate bonds in London and throughout Europe. He also wrote pieces in London papers in support of CSA. He was author of The Model Republic, but found himself unwelcome in his native country. He married Lucy Graham. Died at Gratz, Austria in 1869 and buried there.[BDTA, 1:793-94]

WILLIAMS, James W. D. Co. K, 31TN
Born Monroe Co., TN, 1841. Enl. Feby., '62. Vicksburg. Capt., paroled but did not return to army. 1909 res. St. Elmo. Died Jan. 4, 1911 on Lookout Mtn. and buried in Knoxville.[TP 11,296; CT Jan. 5, 1911]

WILLIAMS, James M. Co. H, 4TN Cav.
He was another of the sons of Samuel Williams who died during the war. On Oct. 8, 1862, he fell in a charge at Perryville, Ky. He was shot off his horse and then mortally wounded by cannon shot after he remounted. He was born about 1840.

WILLIAMS, John Henry Purcell's Btry; Co. H, 46VA
Born June 18, 1843 at Norfolk, VA. Served in Purcell's Btry, Field's Brigade, A. P. Hill's Div. Reenl. in Charleston, SC in Co. H, 46VA. Paroled at Appomatox as cpl. To Chatt., 1887.Res. College St., Chatt. US Cast Iron and Foundry.Married in HC Tillie Wickman. Died Nov. 23, 1921 in HC and buried at FH. [FHR; TWP, 229; NBFM2; TP 12,829;CT Nov. 24, 1921]

WILLIAMS, John L. Co. C, 5TN Cav. (McKenzie's)
Born c1840, son of James Williams who came to HC, 1835, and settled section that became Orchard Knob. Enl. Nov. 1.61., Decatur, TN, and detailed as courier for Gen. Reynolds, July 1, 1862. Capt. July 9, 1862, Big Hill, KY. Imp. Camp Chase, then Camp Douglas, arriving at CD, Aug., 1863. Paroled Feb. 24, 1865. After war farmed in Meigs Co. and died there in Sept. 7.14 and buried Old Pisgah Cem. [JWilson Williams Fam.; CT Sept. 9.1914]

WILLIAMS, Madison Co. F, 35TN
The eldest son of the pioneer Samuel Williams, he was born in Hamilton County in 1835. He was a farmer and trader before the war. He enl. Oct. 21, 1862, at Chatt.. His wife was Jennie Cowart, daughter of John Cowart. He had gray eyes, dark hair, a dark complexion and was 5'6" tall. He resided in North Chatt. after the war.

WILLIAMS, Robert L. Co. C, 5TN Cav. (McKenzie's)
He enl. Nov. 29, 1861, at Decatur. Age 19 at time of enlistment. Reduced to ranks from Cpl., July 23, 1862. Captured March 11, 1864 at Tunnel Hill. Paroled, not having been exchanged, May 3, 1865 at Charlotte, NC.

WILLIAMS, Samuel
This pioneer Hamitlon County settler was past the age for active service, but he served as a guide to Generals Nathan Bedford Forrest and Joseph Wheeler. He was a Whig who opposed secession, but he and his sons cast their lot with the Confederacy. Williams was living along the Tennessee River near Williams Island when James Andrews made his escape from Swaim's Jail at Chatt.. Andrews was the leader of the celebrated Andrews Raiders, who had captured the General engine and trid to sabotage railroad tracks south of Chatt. Andrews swam over to Williams Island, where he was apprehended by Williams. Andrews had dinner with the Williams family before he was turned back over to Confederate authorities and was later hanged. Williams had to fle after his home was occupied by Federal soldiers. He stayed under a rock on a nearby hillside and would sometimes visit his wife. For his role in the capture of Andrews, he was still in jeopardy even after the war ended. His wife was finally able to gain a pardon for him after she went to Washington and entreated President Andrew Johnson in his behalf. Due to the war, the Williams holdings shrank from several thousand acres to the homeplace and a few hundred acres. He lived until 1898 when he was 91.

WILLIAMS, Dr. W. L.
Lived in North Alabama but enl. in HC.

WILLIAMS, William Barry's Btry.
Born 1835 in TN. Railroad worker res. Chatt., 1860 with wife Mary. Killed at Spanish Fort, 1865. [1860HC]

WILLIAMS, William (may be the railroad laborer at Chatt. in 1860 census, age 25 with wife Mary. is also a William Williams who was carpenter living at Birchwood age 45 with wife Caroline)

WILLINGHAM, John Wesley Co. A, 1GA
Born Lincolnton, Wilkes Co., GA, March 24, 1846. Enl. July 20, 1864 at Augusta, GA. At battle of Peachtree Creek fell ill just before Atlanta fell and was captured and sent to Camp Douglas where he remained until June, 1865. Married Susan A. Smith in 1863. After the war was in mercantile business in Huntsville. Married (2) Alice Ann McBroom (1881). About 1882 they moved to Chatt. Methodist. Merchant. Died Oct. 20, 1909 at home on Oak St. and buried in FH. [FHR; TWP, 214; CT Oct. 21, 1909; NBFM2]

WILLINGHAM, William A.
Born Beaufort Co., SC July June 1837, son of Thomas and Phoebe S. Lawton Willingham, he married (1859) Emillie F. Dews. He enl. in 1862 and served one year. Immediately after the war he emigrated to GA where he engaged in the lumber business in Forsyth, before coming to Chatt. and establishing a general lumber business in 1885. Mason. Baptist. [GHT, p. 1015]

WILLINGHAM, Winborn Joseph Hampton Legion
Born Jan. 25, 1844 in Lawtonville (Beaufort Co.), SC, son of Thomas Willingham, joined the Hampton Legion in 1861 and fought at First Manassas, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, and the Seven Days. He transferred to the 2GA Cav. became ill and was discharged, then reenl. in an independent company on the coast of SC. Following the war he planted cotton until 1870, engaged in
business at Macon, GA until 1876 when he moved to Atlanta to
enter the lumber trade. In 1886 he settled in Chatt. where
he dealt in real estate and established the Willingham Lumber Co. Sgt. Maj., NBF Camp, 1894. Baptist. He died at daughter's home in Eufaula, AL, July 28, 1926. His wife was Florence Baynard.[CSA Mil. Hist., 10:878;CT July 30, 1926]

WILLIS, 2Lt. George T. Co. G, 26TN; 2d Co. K, 1CSA (GA)
Age 27 in 1861, he enl. July 8, 1861 in Co. G, 26TN at
Knoxville; Captured at Fort Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862; imprisoned
at Camp Chase, OH, then Johnson's Island; dark hair, blue eyes,
5'10" tall. Elected captain Oct. 13, 1862. Cashiered Aug. 27, 1863 at Chatt.. [biog. note about his letters]

WILLIS, John B. Co. G, 26TN; 2d Co. K, 1CSA (GA)
Enl. July 8, 1861 in Co. G, 26TN at Knoxville; captured
at Fort Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862; imprisoned at Camp Morton, IN. Died in Walker Co., GA, Nov. 3, 1862.

WILSON, George W. Co. B, 1CSA
Born 1842 in Ringgold, GA. Enl. Oct., 1864. Wounded Florence, AL, fall, 1864. 1902 living near Graysville in James Co.[TP 4343]

WILSON, J. M. D. Co. K, 8TN
Born March 9, 1837 in York District, SC, he enl. at Camp Harris, Franklin Co., TN, May 15, 1861, and served in West VA and Charleston, SC. He was severely wounded at Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864. He held the rank of first sgt. of his company at the time of surrender in NC. Residing Chatt., 1909. Moved to OK. [NBFM2,4,7]

WILSON, James A. Co. G, 26TN; 2d Co. K, 1CSA (GA);3CSA Cav. (Howard's Ala. Bn.)
Born c1843, son of Elizabeth. Res. 1860 at Limestone. Enl. Aug. 28, 1861., Knoxville. Left sick at Cumberland City, Feb. 12, 1862. In Howard's Bn., Dec. 31, 1862-Feb. 28, 1863.

WILSON, John B. Co. G, 26 TN
Enl. July 8, 1861 at Knoxville; captured at Fort Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862; imprisoned at Camp Morton, IN.

WILSON, Joseph H. Co. K, 43TN
Enl. Oct. 17, 1861 at Ooltewah; captured at Vicksburg, July 4, 1863.

WILSON, Leroy Halsey Co. D, 4AL Cav.
Born Sept. 30, 1845 in Huntsville, AL and spent early life as pharmacist there, coming to Chatt. in 1886. Co. C, 4AL Cav. Covered Hood's retreat from TN. and paroled at Greensboro, AL. Episcop. Res. Huntsville, 1866-86. Married (1872) Ellen S. Ward. Druggist in Chatt., 1888. Died Feb. 12, 1933 in Chatt. and buried in Huntsville. [TWP, 305; CT Feb. 13, 1933; NBFM1;TP 16,103]

WILSON, Samuel Co. B, 19TN
Born c. 1830. Farm laborer with wife Linne and three children. [1860HC]

WILSON, Samuel C. 1SC Cav. (Edgefield RAngers)
Born April 16, 1848 in Richmond Co., GA. Served as vol. courier for Genls. P.M.B. Young, B. D. Fry, S. R. Gist and W. D. Smith. [NBFM2]

WILSON, William H. H. Co. G, 26TN; 2d Co. K, 1CSA (GA)
Born about 1842 in Hawkins Co., TN, he was a farmer who enl. in Co. G, 26TN July 12, 1861 in Knoxville. Captured at Fort Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862 and imprisoned at Camp Chase. On sick furlough, Bradley Co., TN, Dec. 31, 1862. Discharged June 8, 1863: "has not been fit for military duty durng the last fourten months owing to a dropsical affliction produced by the exposure at the fight at Fort Donelson."

WILSON (WILLSON), William M. Barry's Btry.
Born 1830 in Scotland. Immigrated to U. S., 1846. Enl. May 14, 1862. at Chatt.; deserted May 12, 1863 at Pollard, AL. Res. 1910 east of Missionary Ridge along Ringgold Rd. with wife Nancy. Laborer doing odd jobs.

WILSON, William Moore Co. B, 43TN
Born Nov. 1, 1831 in HC. Enl. Oct. 16, 1861 at Sulphur Springs, Rhea Co. Prom. to 1LT, May 10, 1862; Capt., Aug. 5, 1863. Among those surrendering May 8, 1865, at Washington, GA, while with escort for Jefferson Davis. Married Amanda M. Brown (1871, Roane Co.). Died in Rhea Co., Dec. 27, 1909. [TWP9713]

WINFREY, C. 2d Co. I, 1CSA (GA)
"Pay due as cavalryman for self and horse from Sept. 1, 1862 to Dec. 15, 1862 and as infantryman from that date. Transf. from Bradshaw's Cavalry by order of General Bragg." Absent in hosp. Chatt., June 30, 1863. On daily duty guarding a vineyard in Chatt., Aug. 31, 1863.

WINFREY, Sanford Co. G, 26TN; 2d Co. K, 1CSA (GA)
Enl. July Aug. 61, Knoxville. Capt. Ft. Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862. and imp. Camp Morton. Florid cmplx., brown hair, blue eyes, 6' AOL Dec. 31, 1863. Took USA oath, Dec. 11, 1863. Enl. 10TN Cav. (USA)

WINN, C. Z. Co. K, 43TN
Enl. Oct. 10, 1861 at Ooltewah; deserted Oct. 10, 1862.

WINN, R. R. Co. G, 26TN
Enl. July Aug. 61, Knoxville.

WINSETT, William R. Co.(B) C, 1TN Cav. (Carter's)
Enl. Sept. 7, 1861 in at Cleveland, TN; captured Oct. 21, 1863 in Rhea Co., TN; imprisoned at Camp Morton, then to Fort Delaware March 19, 1864; z=Killed in battle of Murfreesboro, Dec. 31.1862

WISDOM, Abner J. "Ab"
He was in the supply department for the Confederate forces until captured and imprisoned at Nashville. His wife went there and was able to gain his release upon the condition that he would not again aid the Confederacy. Wisdom was born in Floyd Co., GA, Aug. 26, 1826, the son of Jesse Wisdom and Elizabeth Griffin. He married Fannie Glass in 1842 in Arkansas. After her death, he married Perlemna Parolee Clowdis. Moving to Chatt. in 1852, he worked at a livery stable until the war began. Destitute at the conclusion of the war he borrowed money to purchase one carload of mules and they became the basis for a successful livery and undertaking establishment. He was also a contractor and active in the early streetcar operations. He resided on Houston Street. A member of Centenary Methodist, he died Jan. 15, 1897 in Chatt. and is buried in Forest Hills.[CT Jan. 16, 1897]

WISE, JAMES [NBFM3]

WISHOPT (?), Jacob Barry's Btry.
Wounded at battle of Atlanta.

WITHAM, ALEXANDER "Andy" 43TN
Born March 19, 1833, he was brought to Chatt. in 1835. He served as a wagon master, then became commissary sgt. for 43TN. He left C. after war and returned to Meigs for a few years, then came to C. once again, dying here Aug. 14, 1913 and was buried at White Oak Cem. His wife was Lizzie Hammil. [CT Aug. 15.1913]

Witt, Co. A, 19TN;
Died in Knoxville during war

WITT, Allen Rufus 10AR Colonel
Born 17 Aug. 1830, HC, oldest son of Jesse Witt (1808-1881) and Sarah Rogers (1808-1845). In 1842 family moved to AR, settling on Little Red River near Quitman. ARW was only one of children to receive an education, attending Arkansas College in Fayetteville. As a young man, ARW went on a cattle drive to Cal., and in 1857 elected state land commissioner. Married Henrietta C. Miller and had five children.
In July, 1861, at Springfield, AR, chosen to be captain of Co. A ("Quitman Rifles"), 10AR. Fall 1861 10AR to Camp Beauregard, KY where many became ill and died. 31 Dec. 1861 10AR to Bowling Green, then to Shiloh where Co. A suffered 84 casualties including ARW who was wounded. May, 1862 ARW elected colonel of 10AR. Vicksburg, attempt by Breckinridge to capt. Baton Rouge,being posted for a time at Ponchatoula before joining garrison at Port Hudson.
27 May 1863, during first major assault on Port Hudson, ARW captured along with 50 of his men. Eventually taken north to be confined at Fort Delaware, but on 10 June 1863, he was one of 70 CSA officers who escaped from the US steam transport Maple Leaf, and made their way to Richmond. From there, ARW travelled to AR. By the time he arrived, the enl. men of his regt. at Port Hudson had been surrendered and paroled and had returned to state.
ARW reorganized 10AR as 10AR Cav., and throughout most of 1864, regt. scouted and raided in northern AR. In fall, 1864, they joined S. Price during his last raid into MO. Winter, 1864 regt. continued to harass Union forces in northern AR until eventually dispersed by Col. Abraham H. Ryan's 3AR Cav. (USA) based in Lewisburg.
May, 1865, Gen. M. Jeff Thompson, cmdg. Northern Subdistrict of AR, negotiated surrender of command. 10AR surrendered and paroled at Jacksonport, AR, 5 June 1865.
After war, ARW elected to AR Senate, rept. Van Buren and Izard Counties until disqualified by Congress. reconstruction acts. With the return of the Democrats to power, ARW was elected (1874) to constit. convention rept. Van Buren. On 27 April 1901 ARW awarded UDC cross of honor. By the time of his death, 1903, ARW had been named Brig. Genl. of Militia.

WITT, Charles 10AR
Born 1835 in HC, 3d son of Jesse Witt and Sarah Rogers. Though of military age, no record of his having joined CSA until 1864 when he became member of 10AR Cav. cmdg by his brother. Aug. 12, 1864 capt. near Quitman, AR by members of 3d AR Cav. (USA) and imp. at Alton, IL, where he died, prob. of smallpox, Dec. 10, 1864.

WITT, Daniel A. Co. H, 37TN

WITT, James Co. K, 43TN
Born c1829, TN, son of John P. and Celia Witt of Chatt. Enl. April 1, 1862 at Ooltewah; discharged June 23, 1862. 1870 at Long Savannah, wife Catherine.[1860HC].

WITT, Jeremiah 10AR
Born 1833, HC, 2d son of Jesse Witt and Sarah Rogers. In 1842 family moved to Van Buren Co., AR, and 10 yrs later Jeremiah m. Zerelda Jane Garner. With 3 children at home, did not enlist in 10AR with his brothers in July, 1861, but indications he went with regt. when it left state that fall. One muster roll indicates Jeremiah enl. in 10AR at Corinth, two days after Shiloh to avoid being drafted by new conscript law. Fought at Vicksburg, Ponchatoula, LA, under M. Jeff Thompson, Port Hudson (where he was captured and paroled, ). Returned to Quitman, AR. In fall, 1864 accompanied 10AR on Price's last raid into MO. The regiment shared in the hardships and casualties at Pilot Knob, Westport, and Mine Creek. As Price's a, rmy returned to AR, Jeremiah joined another regt which proceeded to Marshall TX. He later said of the end of the war, "at Marshall, Texas . . . we (our company) laid down our arms, and [as] there was no officer present with authority to issue discharges, we went home." Returned to farming near Quitman, AR, finally moving to Temple, OK, where he died in 1926 having fathered 13 children.

WITT, Jesse L. Co. D, 37TN
Born 1835 in TN, son of Charles and Jane of Sale Creek. Enl. Sept. 1, 1861, Knoxville. Sent to Nashville hospital as nurse. "Has since died." Feb. 20, 1862.

WITT, John Gibson Co. A, 10AR
Born 22 Mch. 1838 in HC, 4th son of Jesse Witt and Sarah Rogers. In 1842 family moved to Van Buren, AR, settling near Quitman. Enl. July, 1861 with brother Milton in "Quitman Rifles," Co. A, 10AR which his brother A. Rufus commanded. JGW promoted to sgt. Fought at Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Ponchatoula, LA. 16 Sept. 1862 at latter place repulsed attack by Maj. George Strong and sev. companies of 12th Maine and 26th Mass. May, 1863 to Port Hudson which was beseiged and surrendered 8 July 1863. Enlisted men paroled and went home (including JGW, Milton and Jeremiah), prob. thinking war was over for them. When they arrived in AR, however, their older brother Allen Rufus (who had been capt. early in the fighting at Port Hudson and had escaped) was there reorganizing 10AR as a mounted regt. Likely JGW served during 1864-65 with his brothers in 10AR Cav. After war JGW returned to home near Quitman where he died 4 Sept. 1893 survived by wife and 6 children. [JWitt to ed., Sept. 4, 1998]

WITT, Milton Co. A, 10AR
Born 1839, the youngest surviving son of Jesse Witt and Sarah Rogers. Enl. 15July 1861 Co. A, 10AR at Springfield, AR. Milton eventually prom. to sgt. Shiloh, Corinth, southern LA before being ordered to Port Hudson where it was capt. 8 July 63. Upon surrender, Milton partoled 9 July 63 and returned with his brothers JGW and Jeremiah to AR. Milton killed in an ambush "by Jayhawkers" near his home at Quitman during fall, 1863, whereupon neighbors attacked his assailants in the resulting "Battle of Quitman." Not known whether MMW left descendants.

WITT, Rufus Co. L, 35TN
Enl. Jan. 9, 1862, Chatt. AWOL, July 16, 1862.

WITT, Samuel A. (T.) Barry's Btry.
Enl. April 4, 1862. at Chatt.; Captured at Spanish Fort, 1865; paroled May 11, 1865 at Meridian, MS; res=Morrisville, Calhoun Co., AL. [might be son of John P. and Celia Witt of Chatt. [1860HC]

WITT, Silas Co. K, 43TN
Born c1835. Enl. April 1, 1862 at Ooltewah; captured at Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. 1870 res. Long Savannah, wife Martha J.

WOFFORD, Mark J. Barry's Battery
He enl. along with his younger brother, Merrick H. Wofford, on May 12, 1862 at Chatt.. He was an artificer. He was captured at the Spanish Fort on April 8, 1865, and paroled May 11, 1865, at Meridian, Miss. Before the war, he was a carpenter at Chickamauga near Tyner. The Woffords were from South Carolina. He was born about 1828, NC. His wife, Nancy J., was from Georgia. Died June 21, 1912 in Chatt., age 84, and buried Concord Cem. [CT June 22, 1912;TP 3959; 1860HC; 1910HC]

WOFFORD, Merrick J. Barry's Battery
Enl. at Chatt., April 4, 1862 as an artificer. Captured at Spanish Fort, April 8, 1865, and imprisoned at Ship Island, Miss. Prior to the war, he was a carpenter living at Chickamauga near Tyner. He was born in Spartanburg Dist., SC ca 1830. His wife, Nancy J., was from Georgia. Res. in HC in 1902, illerate, infirm and destitute. [TP3959]

WOLFF, G. W. Drummer, 36TN; Co. F, 35TN
1901 living in Ooltewah.[TP494]

WOLFE (WOLFF), Jeremiah M. Co. F, 35TN
Born Bradley County, 1831, son of George W. and Elizabeth of Ooltewah. He farmed in HC until he enl. Sept. 20, 1862 at Chatt.; blue eyes, "Dove" hair, fair complexion, 5'11" tall. Died, age 81, Feb. 4, 1922 at home on East 35th Sst. Buried in Ooltewah [CTFeb. 5, 1922;1860HC.]

WOMACK, Barry's Btry.

WOOD, E. J. Co. K, 43TN
Enl. Oct. 17, 1861 at Ooltewah; captured at Vicksburg, July 4, 1863.

WOOD, Luke Co. E, 31GA
Born Dawson Co., GA and married (1867, Pickens Co., GA) Mary E. Monroe. Enl. 1862: Roanoke Island, Gettysburg; Wilderness, Spotsylvania (wounded); also wounded Little Washington, VA. Surr. Appomattox Courthouse, April, 1865. To TN, 1881. 1911, res. E. Main St. where he died Jan. 10, 1928 and was buried in CSA Cem. MEMW died 1952.[TWP, 254;TP 12,727; CT Jan. 11, 1928]

WOOD, M. E. Morgan's Cav.
Black soldier, born July 1, 1848, HC, slave of John Taliaferro. Res. Cornelia St., 1927. [TP#222]

WOOD, Samuel T. Barry's Btry.
Enl. Oct. 3, 1862. at Chatt.; Wounded in battle of Atlanta; hospitalized in Lumpkin Hospital, Cuthbert, GA.

WOODALL, Josiah Co. I, 19TN
Married (Jan. 12, 1861) Mary Jane Davis. He was captured in the Battle of Fishing Creek (Mill Springs), Ky., on Jan. 19, 1862. He was in the fighting at Logan's Crossroads. Woodall was imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio. An exchange was arranged and he was on his way to Vicksburg, when he died. [Reported killed in battle of Atlanta, 1864, but was captured. [see G. T. Willis biog.]

WOODS, Andrew J. Co. D, 37TN 1Sgt.; 1Lt.
Enl. Sept. 1, 1861, Knoxville. Cmdg. company, summer, 1862. Resigned Feb. 11, 1863. Blacksmith

WOODS, R. R. Co. G, 26TN
Enl. July Aug. 61, Knoxville. Left sick at Russellville, Ky., Feb. 9, 1862.

WOODS, W. P. Co. L, 35TN
Enl. Jan. 7, 1862 in Chatt.

WOODWARD, Richard Henry Co. F, 3VA Local Defense force
Born Nov. 28, 1845 in Richmond, VA. Spent 4 yrs in ANV. To Chatt. in 1870 and was timber inspector for Ala and Chatt. rr., then formed Woodward and Morrison, the Woodward Lumber Co. Married Louisa Emma Corbin. Deacon in Bapt. church. Charter member of NBF Camp, 1885. Res. Oak St. Died June 20, 1917 and buried FH. [NBFM2,7;1890VetCensus;CT June 21, 1917]

WOODY (WOODIE), Robert J. Barry's Btry.
Enl. Oct. 14, 1862. at Knox. as substit. for J. L. Swan; capt. Kennesaw Mtn. July 3, 1864; deserted June-July, 1864=Brown's Diary; imprisoned at Camp Douglas, IL.

WOOTEN, Andrew J. Co. K, 6GA Cav.
Born Chatooga Co., GA, Oct. 11, 1845. Enl. July 27, 1863. Wounded Dandridge, TN. Surrendered at Kingston, GA, May 12, 1865. Wife was M.E. "Gets mail in Rossville but lives over line in Tennessee." (1906). [TP8506;]

WOOTEN, William Dow Co. I, 1GA Cav.
Born 1845, Dalongea, GA. Enl. spring, 1862 near Cartersville, GA. Surr. near Greensboro, May, 1865. Married (Dec. 13, 1866, Cass Station, GA) Arrie Elizabeth Grogan. Lived at Cleveland, TN 20 years. Died Sept. 14, 1905, at Ooltewah.[TP#6962]

WORD, Dr. F. L.
[NBFM4]

WRIGHT, James M. 1LT Co. D, 19TN
Born Forsythe Co., NC Dec. 30, 1840 and brought to Rhea Co., TN about 1846. Wounded at Resaca, minie ball hit above left ear resultling in deafness. In 1902 res. Coulterville (HC). 1910 res Soddy with wife Sarah. Farmer. Died Dec. June, (year unknown). [TP 3855; 1910HC]

WRIGHT, Joseph Fulton Co. G, 28VA
Born Bedford Co., VA, Jan. 8, 1833. Enl. Apr., 1862 at Orange Court House, VA. ANV. Captured at Harper's Farm three days before surrender and imprisoned at Johnson's Island until June, 1865. After war settled in Knoxville, then came to Chatt. in 1871 and established first brickyard in the city. Married (1868) Frances J. "Fannie" Wells. Methodist. Member NBF Camp, 1895. Died March 4, 1908 at res. on Georgia Ave.and buried FH. [FHR; CT March 5, 1908; NBFM2]

WRIGHT, Thomas Co. A (E), 19TN
He was wounded at Murfreesboro, Dec. 31, 1862, and again at Chickamauga, Sept. 19. He lay on the field "as dead" until the next morning when he was "picked up and taken to the hospital." Wounded three times, once in the right side and twice in the breast during the course of the war. [Worsham, 92]

WRIGHT, William Co. H, 26TN
Recognized for conspicious bravery at Murfreesboro, Dec. 31, 1862, by having name inscribed on the Roll of Honor.

WUNDER, John Co. H, 4TN Cav.

WYATT, John Co. L, 35TN
Enl. Jan. 9, 1862. Died in a hospital in Chatt. May 10, 1862.
WYLDE, Capt. William
Born at sea Aug. 10, 1810. Died Oct. 27, 1887 in Chatt. and buried Citizens Cem.

WYLEY, W. S. 2nd Co. K, 1st CSA Cav.
Enl. Oct. 31, 1862 in HC Sent to hospital at Rome, GA by brigade surgeon, March, 1863. Died May 16, 1863 in Dalton, GA of typhoid.

WYNN, George W. Co. B, 1TN Cav. (Carter's)
Enl. Aug. 7, 1861 at Cleveland. *Y

YARBROUGH, A. D. Co. C, 52GA
Born White Co., GA, Feb. 13 1841 and was a long time resident of Catoosa Co., GA, and before his death in East Lake. Baptist. He died at East Lake Feb. 11, 1913 and buried Boynton.[CTFeb. 12, 1913]

YARBROUGH, George M. Co. F, 3GA Reserves
Born Oct. 28, 1849 at Abbeville, SC, son of John Yarbrough, he enl. in late 1863 in Co. F, 3GA Reserves and assigned to guard duty at Andersonville. In the fall of 1864 his unit was ordered to the SC coast where they fought at Honey Hill. On April 16, 1865, he fought at Columbus, GA and was captured but escaped. He was paroled at Macon later that month. After the war he became a
merchant at Columbus, GA, but moved to Chatt. in 1887 and engaged
in the wholesale business. He married Ella Johnston. Died Feb. 8, 1892 (1902?) and buried FH. [FHR; NBFM2,7; CSA Mil. Hist., 10:802-03.]

YARRINGTON, Thomas L. Co. D, 3AL
Born Marion, AL. Enl. at Union Springs, AL, Apr. 27, 1861. Fought at South Mountain, Bethsada Church near Richmond, Chancellorsville, 1st and 2nd Wilderness, Cedar Run, Winchester, Gettysburg. From the Rapidan to Richmond, siege of Petersburg. From High Bridge to Appamattox. Wounded at Boonesboro Gap (South Mtn.). Surrendered and paroled April 9, 1865. Res. East Lake, Occup. RR clerk. Member NBF Camp, 1895. Died in county hospital of cancer June 12, 1899 after being returned from soldiers' home in Nashville. Buried CSA Cem.[NBFM2,7; CT June 14, 1899]

YODER, Marcus A. Barry's Btry.
Enl. Feb. 1, 1863 at Knoxville; wounded Oct., 1864 (eye destroyed); paroled May 11, 18, 1865 in Meridian, MS;
res=Lincoln Co., NC. 1870 res. Jeffeson Co., TN.

COMBINE THE TWO FOLLOWING INTO ISAAC FRANKLIN YOUNG

YOUNG, Isaac Franklin Co. H, 6AL
Born March 13, 1844 in Merriwether Co., GA. Enl. April 17, 1861 at Opelika, AL; wounded Sharpsburg (elbow broken) and so disabled that unfit for further duty; Married Sarah Pickett, Dec. 15, 1863. Couple lived at Opelika for some years, then moved to Chatt. Peddler and farmer "with no property" in HC, 1899; Operating grocery store in 1910; was living at res. of Walter Cummings in Wauhatchie at death, Aug. 23, 1920. Buried CSA Cem. [TP7551; 1910HC; CT Aug. 24.20; NBFM2;TP697]

YOUNG, J. R. Co. H, 26TN
Enl. July 8, 61., Knoxville. Killed at Ft. Donelson, Feb. 15.562. Married Mary A.

YOUNG, James P. Co. I, 1TN (Turney's)
Born Oct. 1, 1844, Franklin Co., TN. Enl. at Winchester, Nov. 3, 1862. Wounded and captured at G'burg. Carpenter in Chatt. in 1888. In NBF Camp in 1904. [NBFM2]

YOUNG [YOUNGER], John W. Co. D, 7AL
Born Sept. 20, 1833 in Caldwell Co., KY, he was a printer and editor in Huntsville when he enl. March 26, 1861. Afterwards served in Co. I, 4AL. Wounded four times: Gaines's Mill (twice), Antietam and Gettysburg where he lost three finers o his right hand. He served on the staff of the brigade ommissary and as a hospital clerk until the surrender, Apr. 9, 1865. 1890 res. in Chatt. Occup. printer and editor. [NBFM2; Coles, Huntsville to Appomattox, pp. 80, 110, 204, 264n]

YOUNGBLOOD, 1st Sgt. William Henry Co. F, 35MS
Born May 25, 1828 in Bibb Co., AL. Enl. June 1, 1861 at Columbus, MS. Corinth, Vicksburg (capt.), Atlanta Camp., Franklin, Nashville (capt.) Released from Camp Douglas June 20, 1865. Married Lucy Kyle. To TN 1908. Died in Chatt. March 24, 1916 and buried FH. [FHR; NBFM2;TP 14,206; CT March 25, 1916]

ZORN, William G. Co. K, 5GA; Co. B, 2GA Sharpshooters
Born April 3, 1842 in Upton Co., GA. Enl. April 11, 1861 Thomaston, GA. Served at Pensacola and under EKS at fight at Cumberland Gap. Capt. at Bardstown, KY, imprisoned at Louisville, but exchanged and fought in battles of Murfreesboro, Chick., Atlanta. Wounded at Marietta and disabled for field service. Switched to Commissary Dept. and assigned to govt. bakery where he had his left hand crushed between two rollers of dough makers. Paroled at Macon in June, 1865 and came to Chatt. the following month. Carpenter in Chatt., 1889; wife (1) Hammia (2) Martha J.; Res. in Hill City, 1912. Died Feb. 28, 1918 and buried White Oak Cem.[NBFM2,7; TP10,174; 1910HC;CTMarch 1, 1918]


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Opinion

Bill Bennett Was One Of The Best Gentlemen In Politics - And Response (3)

In an era of political haughtiness and ego, we should recognize the life example of public service demonstrated by Hamilton County Assessor Bill Bennett. As I told my friend Bill many times, he and former Governor Winfield Dunn were the best “gentlemen” I knew in politics. He was kind, humble and honest. To honor his legacy, we should all try to carry ourselves a little more ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All right, this one is on me. I knew what I wanted to suggest in this week’s Saturday Funnies and about mid-afternoon yesterday I crafted a story I think a lot of people will like. As soon as I was done, I put the story “in the can,” which is to say I saved it, and then caught up on my phone messages and chores. A couple of hours later I went to retrieve the story and – zip! nada! ... (click for more)