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CSA WORKSHEET - English family
 
Background: The CSA military information we have uncovered for our English ancestors includes multiple units, etc. We plan to research the military history of family members, especially those buried in the family cemetery, and this worksheet includes our correspondence in this endeavor.
 
  1. CSA buried in the English Family Cemetery - Davine Campbell survey
  2. "Civil War Soldiers and Sailors" database - Neal Griffin lookup
  3. CSA Information - 11th Battalion, Georgia Artillery (Sumter Artillery) -C. Turner Lewis
  4. CSA Information - 11th Battalion, Georgia Artillery - Mathew English -C. Turner Lewis
  5. CSA Info - 11th Battalion, Georgia Artillery - Jasper N. and William W. English -C. Turner Lewis
  6. Daughters of the Confederacy - Oglethorpe and Montezuma Chapters -C. Turner Lewis
  7. CSA Info - 12th (Robinson's) Regiment Georgia Cavalry, State Guards -C. Turner Lewis
  8. CSA Info - 12th (Robinson's) Reg - Robt. & Saml English -C. Turner Lewis
  9. CSA Information - 11th Battalion, Georgia Artillery - Joel Wenel English -C. Turner Lewis
  10. [Fwd: Joseph English 11th Georgia Light Artillery -Jim Speicher] -C. Turner Lewis
  11. List of CSA Pension applications available via Microfilm - Dave English
  12. Obtaining Georgia CSA pension records
  13. Jasper Newton English lost an arm? - C. Turner Lewis & Spike Speicher
  14. Re: English family civil war & pension records needed - Sam Joe English
 
1. CSA buried in the English Family Cemetery - Davine Campbell survey


(Mar. 4, 2006) List of those (8 total) buried in the English family cemetery with CSA history:

1) ENGLISH, Jasper N. (July 9, 1837 -1887)
Co A 11 Ga Arty C.S.A. (On marker)

2) ENGLISH, Mathew (January. 13, 1829 - May 22, 1913)
Co F 22 Ga Hv Arty C.S.A. (On marker)

3) ENGLISH, Robert H. Sr. (March 10, 1817 - December 15, 1883 )
Gaine's Co GA Mil C.S.A.  (On marker)

4) ENGLISH, Samuel H. (March 21, 1825 - February 16, 1907)
Gaines Co GA Mil C.S.A.  (On marker)

5) ENGLISH, Thomas (February 25, 1835 - September 01, 1907)
Co A 11 Ga Arty C.S.A. (On marker)

6) ENGLISH, William W. (January 25, 1823 - September 30, 1861 )
Co E 11 Ga Arty C. S. A. (On marker)

The following has no military on marker, but this is what we think:

7) ENGLISH, Joseph E. (March 1, 1831 - May 29, 1903)
CSA Co. A 11th Ga. Arty   (no military info on marker)
 
This man married into the ENGLISH family, and we do not have his military info:

8) JOHNSON, George M. (February 7, 1848 - June 30, 1880 )
(no military info on marker)

    Most of the English men joined in Sumter County, Ga. but lived in Macon County.  George M. Johnson may have joined in Schley County, Ga.

2. "Civil War Soldiers and Sailors" database - Neal Griffin lookup


[Neal Griffin lookup; 3/4/2006]
Source: "Civil War Soldiers and Sailors" database
Military information _ comparing records with gravemarker military info
Possibly these men:

1) ENGLISH, Jasper N. (July 9, 1837 -1887)
Co A 11 Ga Arty C.S.A. (On marker)

Jasper N. English (First_Last)
Regiment Name 11 Batt'n Georgia Artillery (Sumter Artillery)
Side Confederate
Company A
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Sergeant
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M226 roll 19

2) ENGLISH, Mathew (January. 13, 1829 - May 22, 1913)
Co F 22 Ga Hv Arty C.S.A. (On marker)

Mathew English (First_Last)
Regiment Name 11 Batt'n Georiga Artillery
(Sumter Artillery)
Side Confederate
Company D,A
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M226 roll 19

Additional info (or correction, as it matches the grave marker):
Mathew English (First_Last)
Regiment Name 22 Batt'n Georgia H. Art'y.
Side Confederate
Company E
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M226 roll 19

3) ENGLISH, Robert H. Sr. (March 10, 1817 - December 15, 1883 )
Gaine's Co GA Mil C.S.A. (On marker)

Robert H. English (First_Last)
Regiment Name 12 (Robinson's) Georgia Cavalry (State Guards)
Side Confederate
Company A
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M226 roll 19

4) ENGLISH, Samuel H. (March 21, 1825 - February 16, 1907)
Gaines Co GA Mil C.S.A. (On marker)

Samuel English (First_Last)
Regiment Name 3 Georgia Reserves
Side Confederate
Company K
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M226 roll 19

5) ENGLISH, Thomas (February 25, 1835 - September 01, 1907)
Co A 11 Ga Arty C.S.A. (On marker)

Thomas English (First_Last)
Regiment Name 11 Batt'n Georgia Artillery (Sumter Artillery)
Side Confederate
Company D,A
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M226 roll 19

6) ENGLISH, William W. (January 25, 1823 - September 30, 1861 )
Co E 11 Ga Arty C. S. A. (On marker)

William W. English (First_Last)
Regiment Name 11 Batt'n Georgia Artillery (Sumter Artillery)
Side Confederate
Company A
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M226 roll 19

The following has no military on marker, but this is what we think:

7) ENGLISH, Joseph E. (March 1, 1831 - May 29, 1903)
CSA Co. A 11th Ga. Arty (no military info on marker)

Joseph English (First_Last)
Regiment Name 11 Batt'n Georgia Artillery (Sumter Artillery)
Side Confederate
Company D,A
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M226 roll 19

This man married into the ENGLISH family, and we do not have his military info:

8) JOHNSON, George M. (February 7, 1848 - June 30, 1880 )
(no military info on marker)

I found two George M. Johnsons.....

George M. Johnson (First_Last)
Regiment Name 3 Georgia Reserves
Side Confederate
Company F
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M226 roll 32

George M. Johnson (First_Last)
Regiment Name 40 Georgia Infantry
Side Confederate
Company K
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M226 roll 32

I hope this has been helpful...................................Neal

[Neal Griffin - Web(Reb)master of the Ninth Georgia Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A.
Visit us on the web at: http://members.aol.com/Gainf9reg/index2.html

3. CSA Information - 11th Battalion, Georgia Artillery (Sumter Artillery) -C. Turner Lewis


[C. Turner Lewis; 3/8/2006]
I'm going through the info you recently received on the 8 English CSA members. The following (italics and bold print are my highlighting) may help explain why some of the companies shown on the tombstones and in pension applications may differ sometimes from the roster records in the National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System:

National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System description of the 11th Battalion, Georgia Artillery (Sumter Artillery)

"11th Artillery Battalion [also called Sumter Battalion] was organized during the spring of 1862 with five companies, later reduced to three. Sent to Virginia, it served in the Richmond area until September, then fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Maryland Campaign to Cold Harbor. The unit was involved in the Petersburg siege south of the James River and saw action in the Appomattox Campaign as infantry. In October, 1862, this unit totaled about 450 effectives, had 384 at Gettysburg, but only 44 present on April 9, 1865. Its commanders were Lieutenant Colonels Allen S. Cutts and John Lane."

In other words, when organized there were five companies: A, B, C, D and E. These were later reduced to three companies: A, B and C. Someone who started in company D or E were later consolidated into A, B or C company.

The data for both Thomas (H) English and Joseph (E) English in "History of Sumter County, Georgia" shows that both men enlisted 15May62 in Americus,GA. Joseph English pension application shows that he enlisted in company D in April 1862. Joseph's and Thomas' CSA markers both show company A. I believe that all this data is consistent with the following for both Thomas (H) English and Joseph (E) English:

They both enlisted in April 1862 and were called to serve May 15, 1862 in the 11th Battalion, Georgia Artillery (Sumter Flying Artillery), Co. D.

On October 6, 1862 the five companies were consolidated into three companies and both men were assigned to company A where they served until the end of the war in 1865. 

Therefore, to be strictly correct we should show their service in company D from May 15, 1862 to October 6, 1862 and in company A from October 6, 1862 to the end of the war in 1865.

4. CSA Information - 11th Battalion, Georgia Artillery - Mathew English -C. Turner Lewis


[C. Turner Lewis; 3/9/2006]
Let's now cover Mathew H. English's CSA service.
Here's what we have so far:

His CSA marker shows company F, 22th Georgia Heavy Artillery

Neal Griffin first found Mathew English's service to have been in companies D and A in the 11th Battalion Georgia Artillery (just like his two brothers, Thomas H. and Joseph E).

Neal Griffin then found a Mathew English's service to have been in companies E in the 22th Battalion Georgia Heavy Artillery.

"History of Sumter County, Georgia" has English, Matthew-Pvt.-enlisted 15May62 Americus, GA.(the exact date of his two brothers' enlistment) and Dischg 19Nov63 on Surgeons certificate.

We know that the 11th Artillery Battalion [also called Sumter Battalion] was organized in Americus, Sumter county, GA during the spring of 1862 with five companies, later reduced to three.

>From the National Parks Service Civil War website we have the following description of the 22 Battalion Ga Heavy Artillery:

22nd Battalion, Georgia Heavy Artillery.
Burtwell's-Girardey's-Pritchard's Battery was organized at Athens, Georgia, in April, 1861, with men from Clarke County. It participated in the fight at Shiloh, then was assigned to J.K. Jackson's Brigade and fought with the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Missionary Ridge. The company was later converted to heavy artillery and attached to the 22nd Georgia Artillery Battalion. Its captains were John R.B.Burtwell, Isadore P. Girardey, and W.R. Pritchard.
Two major points seem critical to me. First, the 22nd Battalion was organized in Athens, Clarke County, GA - quite a distance from Macon county. Secondly, it was organized in April 1861 - over a year before his brothers enlisted.

I believe that the Mathew English that enlisted in the 22nd Battalion was not our Mathew H. English, but another Mathew English. Also, I believe the CSA markers were added to the burial sites some time after the individual soldiers died and some were placed there by an organization (possibly the United Daughters of the Confederacy) , not necessarily the family. They could have searched the national records and found the Mathew English's records in the 22th Battalion and missed the records for the 11th Battalion.

If I'm right, then our Mathew H. English CSA service should be shown as:

in company D of the 11th Battalion Georgia Artillery (Sumter Flying Artillery) from May 15, 1862 to October 6, 1862 and in company A of the 11th Battalion Georgia Artillery from October 6, 1862 to his discharge on November 19, 1863 on a Surgeons certificate.

He was never in the 22nd Battalion.

5. CSA Info - 11th Battalion, Georgia Artillery - Jasper N. and William W. English -C. Turner Lewis


[C. Turner Lewis; 3/10/2006]
Let's now cover Jasper N. and William W. English's CSA service.
Here's what we have so far:

Jasper's CSA marker shows company A, 11th Battalion Georgia Artillery.

Neal Griffin found Jasper N. English's service to have been in company A in the 11th Battalion Georgia Artillery.

"History of Sumter County, Georgia" has English, Jasper n.-Sgt.-Enlisted 6 July 61, Americus, age 24, wounded 20 Dec 61 Drainsville,Va. Wounded -3July63 Gettysburg,Pa.Discharged 30Oct63.

William's CSA marker shows company E, 11th Battalion Georgia Artillery.

Georgia Div. of United Daughters of the Confederacy - Ancestor Roster notes William's company as Co. C.

Neal Griffin found William W. English's service to have been in the same company A in the 11th Battalion Georgia Artillery as his brother, Jasper.

"History of Sumter County, Georgia" has English,William W.-Pvt.-enlisted 6July61 Americus, age 37,.Died 30sept61 at Mananas junction,Va

We know that the 11th Artillery Battalion [also called Sumter Battalion] was organized in Americus, Sumter county, GA during the spring of 1862 with five companies, later reduced to three. We now know that the Spring 1862 organization was in fact a second recruitment. This information comes from:

"The Sumter Artillery: The story of the 11th Battalion, Georgia Light Artillery During the War Between the States", by James L. Speicher that appeared in Civil War Regiments, Volume Three, Number Two, 1993.

The original "Sumter Flying Artillery" was one battery, consisting of approximately 200 men serving six cannons, organized by Captain Allen Cutts in Americus. The unit was mustered into service at Richmond, Virginia on July 15, 1861. From Richmond, it was sent to Manassas, Virginia, arriving on July 22, 1861, one day after the Battle of First Bull Run. It remained encamped near the Stone Bridge over Bull Run Creek until December 1861. Assigned to a force commanded by General J.E.B. Stuart, the Cutts' Sumter battery received its baptism under fire at the Battle of Dranesville, fought on December 20, 1861. This fight was a rather small battle by later Civil War standards, but the battery suffered five killed and thirteen wounded, more than in any other battle they fought in.

In the year following the 1861 departure of Cutts' battery, three other artillery batteries were raised in Sumter and a few surrounding counties. On May 23, 1862, these three new units, along with a fourth unit (converted infantry from the 9th Georgia Infantry), joined with the original Sumter battery to form the 11th Georgia Artillery Battalion. Captain Cutts was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and given command of the new organization, which was generally referred to as the "Sumter Battalion" or "Cutts' Battalion". The original Sumter battery (Company A) was now commanded by Captain Hugh Madison Ross (promoted from Lieutenant), and was referred to as "Battery A" Sumter Battalion or simply as "Ross' Battery". The other batteries in the Sumter Battalion were commanded by Captain J.V. Price (Battery B), Captain C.P. Crawford (Battery C), Captain James Blackshears (Battery D), and Captain John Lane (Battery E -- originally Company A of the 9th Georgia Infantry).

Jasper and William actually enlisted a year before their brothers, Joseph, Thomas and Mathew.

I believe that Jasper's CSA marker is correct and William's CSA marker and the United Daughters of the Confederacy data are in error. Companies B, C, D and E were not formed until the Spring of 1862. William died in 1861.

Jasper Newton English's CSA service should be shown as:
in company A of the 11th Battalion Georgia Artillery from July 6, 1861 to his discharge on October 30, 1863.

William Wallace English's CSA service should be shown as:
in company A of the 11th Battalion Georgia Artillery from July 6, 1861 until his death at Manassas on September 30, 1861.

6. Daughters of the Confederacy - Oglethorpe and Montezuma Chapters -C. Turner Lewis


[C. Turner Lewis; 3/10/2006]
I found the following starting on page 345 of "History of Macon County" (by Hays) :

The Daughters of the Confederacy - Montezuma Chapter was organized in the fall of 1901. It was noted that the chapter has marked the graves of 52 Confederate veterans with wrought iron markers and 44 with marble government markers. Annie Ruth English Butler (born 1878), daughter of Joel W. English, joined in 1918. No other English members noted.

The Daughters of the Confederacy - Oglethorpe Chapter was organized in the fall of 1911. It was noted that the chapter has marked the graves of 85 Confederate veterans. Mrs. Maxie E. Kleckley (born 1881), daughter of Mathew H. English was an original member. Later joining members included Mrs. Sallie Mae English Easterlin (born 1896), daughter of Mathew (Mack) English (born 1870) and Mrs. Berta English Murray (born 1872), daughter of Jasper Newton English.

Probably the Oglethorpe chapter placed the CSA markers in the English Family Cemetery some time after 1911 and before 1935 when "History of Macon County" was published. Our English Confederates died in 1861, 1883, 1885, 1903, 1907, 1907 and 1913; all except one before the Oglethorpe chapter was founded.

Misc Note: Jasper Newton English in 1889 was vice president of the United Confederate Veterans, Camp no. 65.

7. CSA Info - 12th (Robinson's) Regiment Georgia Cavalry, State Guards -C. Turner Lewis


[C. Turner Lewis; 3/13/2006]
I'm attaching a roster of the 12th (Robinson's) Regiment Georgia Cavalry, State Guards that I found on the Internet. It is titled as the MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA - STATE GUARDS - 12TH (Robinson's) GA Cavalry. However, the Muscogee County part of this file is only for company K. The roster actually contains all the companies in the 12th (Robinson's) Regiment Georgia Cavalry, State Guards. Company A is where most of the Macon county volunteers were located. I have highlighted all the company A members for your easy reference.

It is interesting to note that not only are Robert H. English and Samuel H. English are listed, but there is also a Hiram T. Gaines listed (I noted these three in red). Please also note that these three were in company A and entered and left their service as privates.

I also found a little history of the State Guard units. What follows was listed for Taylor county, but applies to all State Guard units including the 12th (Robinson's) Regiment Georgia Cavalry, State Guards of which we have interest. I will summarize how all this affects our CSA records for Robert and Samuel English in another e-mail.

GA STATE GUARDS
Microfilm: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Georgia. M266. Roll 165.
Taylor County State Guard Troops

STATE GUARDS - Cavalry Co H 12th (Robinson's) Regt Ga Cav

STATE GUARDS -Taylor Infantry Capt Rucker's Co, 5th Regt Inf

The STATE GUARD was one of Gov. Joe Brown's attempts to maintain a military force under state control, and it was organized in the summer of 1863 for 6 months service in case of emergency (i.e., invasion of GA). It comprised about 12 numbered regiments (8 inf, 4 cav); 2 "Legions"; 20 numbered battalions (inf, cav., mounted inf-battalions varied in size from 2-9 companies) , enlisted to serve in defense of specified regions of the state. They were numbered in the same way as normal Volunteer regiments, with the exception of the addition of (STATE GUARD) to their title.

This distinguishes them from Volunteer regiments, as well as Militia, Reserve, State Line, and Regular regiments, many of which bear the same numerical designation. Thus there were about six regts. which bore the title "1st Georgia," but they differed in the details!! For example, the 5th Georgia Volunteer Infantry was distinctly a different outfit than the 5th Georgia (State Guard).

The State Guard units spent quite a bit of time in camps in late 1863, as Federal troops under Rosecrans were pushing into Georgia in September, until their disastrous defeat at Chickamauga. The northwest GA State Guard outfits were called to duty in the army's rear as that was shaping up, but by the time they got there in any strength, Rosecrans's army was hot-footing it back to Chattanooga. From that point until they mustered out on or about 4 February 1864, the State Guard outfits helped garrison Savannah and other places.

The term "Guards" had several uses. The two formal usages were the Georgia State Bridge Guard, raised to guard the W&A Railroad, about which Gov. Brown had a great controversy with the CS Gov't. The CS said the men were subject to conscription; Brown disagreed. Some of these men went to the PACS, but others became part of the Georgia State Line, (see below) likewise formed to guard the railroad. The Line was resisted by the PACS, but continued to serve until Georgia's capitulation.

The second formal usage was for State troops not subject to CS conscription raised for the defense of Georgia as the US began to threaten invasion (see State Line below) These men were typically too old or young to serve in the PACS, but some were also from otherwise exempted occupations. This unit was short lived and Brown dissolved it after the fall of Atlanta. This permutation of the Guards was very informal and records are spotty where they exist at all.

The State Guard dissolved in Feb. '64, and its men reverted to their normal occupations. Their service was viewed as strictly emergency/volunteer, as they were all exempt from conscription at the time the State Guard was organized. As conscription laws changed during 1864, and individuals changed occupations, etc., many became eligible for conscription during the Atlanta Campaign (April-September), or during Sherman's March to the Sea.

8. CSA Info - 12th (Robinson's) Reg - Robt. & Saml English -C. Turner Lewis


[C. Turner Lewis; 3/13/2006]
Let's talk about Robert H. English and his brother, Samuel H. English's CSA service
. Here's what we know:

Neal Griffin found Robert H. English's service to have been in company A in the 12th (Robinson's) Regiment Georgia Cavalry, State Guards

Georgia CSA Pension Records show Robert's service as a Confederate Soldier, 11th Georgia Reserve, Co. G. (NOTE: A check in the National Parks Service System of all the 11th Georgia units showed no Robert or Samuel English in any unit.).

Robert's CSA marker shows Gaines Company, Georgia Militia CSA.

"History of Macon County, Georgia" page 725 shows his service in 1864 to have been in Captain Hiram Gaines' Company, Georgia Militia, Macon County, GA

Neal Griffin found Samuel English's service to have been in the same company A in the 12th (Robinson's) Regiment Georgia Cavalry, State Guards.

"History of Macon County, Georgia" page 725 shows Samuel H. English was a private in Company A, 12th Regiment, Georgia State Guards Cavalry from August 1, 1863 for 6 months. He then enlisted as a private in Captain Hiram Gaines' Georgia Militia in 1864.

Georgia Div. of United Daughters of the Confederacy - Ancestor Roster noted unit as Co. C. 12th (Robinson Calvary) Ga. State Guard.

Samuel's CSA marker shows Gaines Company, Georgia Militia CSA.

We know from previous notes that The STATE GUARD was one of Gov. Joe Brown's attempts to maintain a military force under state control, and it was organized in the summer of 1863 for 6 months service in case of emergency (i.e., invasion of GA). Also, the State Guard units spent quite a bit of time in camps in late 1863, and they mustered out on or about 4 February 1864 . So from this information and the "History of Macon County, Georgia" 6 months service of Robert and Samuel in the 12th (Robinson's) Regiment Georgia Cavalry, State Guards was from about August 1, 1863 to Feb 4, 1864.

Also, from the previous roster of the 12th (Robinson's) Regiment Georgia Cavalry, State Guards we know that Robert and Samuel were privates in Company A along with Hiram T. Gaines who was also a private and most probably from Macon County, GA. Therefore, company A of the 12th (Robinson's) Regiment Georgia Cavalry, State Guards was not Gaines Company, Georgia Militia, but a separate unit formed later.

There is very little information on the "Gaines Company, Georgia Militia CSA". A search of the Internet and the National Parks Service System revealed no new source of information. The only information I found was in the "History of Macon County, Georgia" pages 724-725, titled Captain Hiram Gaines' Company, Georgia Militia, Macon County, Georgia 1864 with Hiram T. Gaines as its captain and top officer. The listing included three lieutenants, one sergeant and 26 privates. (This is a very small company which usually contained up to 100 men).

It is my best guess that this unit was formed as a local defense unit for Macon county after the state dissolved all the State Guards in February 1864. Probably it was formed after the fall of Atlanta on September 2, 1864. Previous notes about the state militias showed them to be "very informal and records are spotty where they exist at all.".

Therefore, I believe that the following should be shown for the CSA service of both Robert H. English and his brother, Samuel H. English:
12th (Robinson's) Regiment Georgia Cavalry, State Guards, Company A from about August 1, 1863 to Feb 4, 1864 and Captain Hiram Gaines Company, Georgia Militia CSA in 1864 (sometime after Feb 4, 1864).

9. CSA Information - 11th Battalion, Georgia Artillery - Joel Wenel English -C. Turner Lewis


[C. Turner Lewis; 3/13/2006]
Let's now cover Joel Wenel English's CSA service.
Here's what we have:

Joel's CSA marker shows "11CA Arty CSA". [We don't have a photo of his CSA marker or his tombstone. He was buried in the Andersonville Baptist Church Cemetery, Sumter County, GA. [Does anyone have such photos?].

The National Parks Service System shows Joel W. English's service to have been in company A in the 11th Battalion Georgia Artillery.

"History of Sumter County, Georgia" has English, Joel W-Pvt. -enlisted 6 July 1861 Americus, Ga.

Joel actually enlisted on the same day and in the same company as his uncles, Jasper and William.

Joel Wenel English's CSA service should be shown as:
in company A of the 11th Battalion Georgia Artillery from July 6, 1861 to (at this time) date unknown.

10. [Fwd: Joseph English 11th Georgia Light Artillery -Jim Speicher] -C. Turner Lewis


[C. Turner Lewis; 3/13/2006]
..."I have been researching the 11th Battalion Georgia Light Artillery for many years and have had two articles about the unit published. I have also completed a 500+ page history of the unit that I hope to have published soon. My research shows that there were six men in the unit with the surname English. I have attached a summary sheet of those six with the information from their service records...."
[portion of Email from Jim Speicher written to C. Turner Lewis; 2/15/2006]

From Jim Speicher's work:
English, Jasper N. Enlisted in the Sumter Flying Artillery Battery on July 6, 1861, as a private at age 24. Elected 7th Sergeant on November 21, 1861. Slightly wounded at the battle of Dranesville, Virginia on December 20, 1861. On May 23, 1862, the SFA became Battery A of the battalion. Wounded in the arm requiring amputation at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1863, and was discharged on account of wounds on October 30, 1863.

English, Joel W. Enlisted in the Sumter Flying Artillery Battery on July 6, 1861, as a private at age 17. On May 23, 1862, the SFA became Battery A of the battalion. Was on leave of indulgence from the end of February to middle of March 1864. Last roll (Jan-Feb 1865) shows him present with the battery. Appears on a list of prisoners paroled by the 10th Michigan Cavalry at Newton, North Carolina on April 19, 1865.

English, Joseph H. Enlisted in Battery D on May 15, 1862, as a private. Battery D was disbanded on October 4, 1862, and he was transferred to Battery A. Last roll (Jan-Feb 1865) shows him present with the battery.

English, Matthew Enlisted in Battery D on May 15, 1862, as a private. Battery D was disbanded on October 4, 1862, and he was transferred to Battery A. Went on extended medical furlough at his home in Sumter County, Georgia in November 1862. Discharged for disability on surgeon's certificiate November 19, 1863.

English, Thomas Enlisted in Battery D on May 15, 1862, as a private. Battery D was disbanded on October 4, 1862, and he was transferred to Battery A. He was admitted to General Hospital #9 in Richmond, Virginia on September 19, 1863 with an unknown illness. Transferred to Camp Winder Hospital in Richmond on September 20, 1863. He returned to duty in November 1863. Was on furlough of indulgence during February 1864. Last roll (Jan-Feb 1865) shows him present with the battery.

English, William W. Enlisted in the Sumter Flying Artillery Battery on July 6, 1861, as a private at age 37. Died of disease on September 30, 1861, at Manassas Junction, Virginia.

11. List of CSA Pension applications available via Microfilm - Dave English


[Dave English; contributed 3/24/2003]
Pension Applications:

[COLOR CODE: RECORDS NEEDED | RECORDS ORDERED/ or we have ]
Macon Co, Ga.
-J.W. English, srv Co D 11th Bttn GA Arty, wits for Joseph English of Macon Co
-J.W. English, srv Co E 57th GA, he filed in Macon Co GA

-Jasper N. English, srv Co A 11th Bttn GA Arty, he filed Macon Co GA
-Jasper N. English ,"Missouri" (Mrs.), widow of Jasper N. English of Co A 11th Bttn ,GA Arty, she filed in Macon Co


-Joseph English, srv Co A 11th Bttn GA Arty, see Mrs. S.C. English wid of Macon Co
-Joseph English, srv Co D 11th Bttn GA Arty, he filed Macon Co GA


-M.B. English (Mrs.) wid of Mathew English of Co E 22sn Bttn GA Hvy Arty, she filed from Macon Co GA

-Matthew English, srv Co E 22nd GA Hvy Arty, see Mrs. M. B. English wid of Macon Co GA


-Robert H. English, srv Co G 11th GA Res, see Mrs. Vashti English wid of Macon Co GA

-S.C. English (Mrs.), wid of Joseph English of Co A 11th GA Arty, she filed Macon Co

-Vashti English (Mrs.), wid of Robert H. English of Co G 11th GA Res, she filed Macon Co
.....................................

Sumter Co, Ga.
-Joel W English., srv Co A Cutts' Bttn Arty, he filed Sumter Co GA

-S.H. English, srv Co G 11th GA St Trps, his pension trans. from Schley Co GA to Wilcox Co GA
-S.H. English, srv Co G 11th GA ST Trps, his pen trans. from Wilcox Co GA to Sumter Co GA
-Samuel H. English, srv Co G 11th GA St Trps, he filed Schley Co GA

.....................................

Schley Co, Ga.

-Josephine English, wid of William W. English of Co A 11th Bttn Arty, she filed Schley Co GA

-William W. English, srv Co A 11th GA Btty Atty, see Josephine English wid of Schley Co GA
.....................................

Early Co, Ga.
-M.E. English, srv Anderson's Btty GA Lt Arty, see Susan J. English wid of Early Co

-Susan J. English, wid of M.E. English of Anderson's Btty GA Lt. Arty, she filed Early Co GA

12. Obtaining Georgia CSA pension records


[ Email correspondence; 3/17/2006]
(Helen; 3/17/2006) Washington Memorial in Macon has the microfilm and you can look and copy them yourself. Much cheaper than getting them from the GA Archives. The compiled records from the National Archives can be ordered from there but you will be wasting your money, any of the earlier pensions were given by the state and that is where the records for that would be. Pension records can be found with the soldier's Confederate records at the Washington Memorial Library.

(Gerry; 3/17/2006) The Ga. Archives has them also. You have to order either part of, or complete records. Part of would give you pay vouchers. Sometimes you luck out and get an application, so always ask for it, and the pension records.

(Nadine; 3/17/2006)
Check:
1. The CSA state from which they joined/served.
2. The state from which they drew a CSA pension.
3. The NA for Union prison/hospital/death/burial and/or parole records.

(Washington Memorial Library info; 3/26/2006)
Washington Memorial Library
1180 Washington Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31201
(478) 744-0800
website: http://www.co.bibb.ga.us/library
Hours:
Genealogical & Historical Room & Middle Georgia Archives:
Monday........................................9:00 - 9:00
Tuesday through Saturday.......9:00 - 6:00

13. Jasper Newton English lost an arm?


[ Email correspondence; 3/20 & 3/21 2006]
...curious about the description of Jasper Newton ENGLISH's service. Your paragraph on Jasper showed: "...Wounded in the arm requiring amputation at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania…..." We didn't know that he had an arm amputated. Can you give us a lead about where you found that information? Of course, none of us were around when Jasper was alive, but we thought we would have heard about his missing arm.
[Turner Lewis; 3/20/2006]

All the information I listed was taken from the service records of the individual on file at the national Archives. I have to go to Fort Leavenworth later this week...and I will make a copy of Jasper's service
record for you. If I have the time I'll try to copy the reocrds for all six of the English members.
[Spike Speicher; 3/21/2006]

 
14. Re: English family civil war & pension records needed - Sam Joe English


[ Email correspondence; 3/27/2006]

"... I have copies of the civil war requests for pensions that are available in the Macon Library, including the one stating that J N English lost an arm.  The only way I have to send them is to make copies and send them by snail mail...." Sam Joe English

[ Snail Mail mailed; 3/29/2006]
Contents include photocopies of Pension records, etc. -hand numbered 1-33.

Sam Joe English CSA Papers
Jasper Newton English Pension Papers: (Transcribed here)
Page 1 1879 J.N. English - Application for Artificial Arm
Page 2 1879 J.N. English- Commissioned Officers Affidavit (W. H. Fish Judge)
Page 3 1879 Certification of acquaintances & Ordinary
Page 4 1889 Personally Appears & sworn by Ordinary
Page 5 1889 Application for Allowance cover
page 6 1889 Ordinary Statement + Power of Attorney
Page 7 1890 Ordinary Statement + Application for Allowance Cover page
Out of order
Page 10 1890 Applicants Heretofore Allowed Pensions + Power of Attorney
Page 8 1891 Ordinary Statement + Application for Allowance Cover page
Page 9 1891 Applicants Heretofore Allowed Pensions + Power of Attorney
Page 14 1892 Applicants Heretofore Allowed Pensions + Power of Attorney
Page 11 1893 Power of Attorney + Application for Allowance Cover page
Page 12 1893 Applicants Heretofore Allowed Pensions
Page 13 1894 Power of Attorney + Application for Allowance Cover page
Page 15 1894 Applicants Heretofore Allowed Pensions
Page 16 1895 Power of Attorney + Soldier's Pension Cover page
Page 17 1895 Applicants Heretofore Allowed Pensions

Mrs. Jasper Newton English widows pension (Transcribed here)
Page 18 1919 Mrs. J.N. English Ordinary's Cert.+ Widow's Pension cover
Page 19 1919 Mrs. J.N. English Widow's Widow Pension
Page 20 1919 Mrs. J.N. English Marriage License cover + Ord. Statement
Page 21 1919 Mrs. J.N. English Marriage License copy

Joseph English Pension Application (Transcribed here)
Page 22 1900 Joseph English -Questions for Applicant - Pension
Page 23 1900 Joseph English -Questions for Witness - Pension
Page 24 1900 Joseph English -Thos. English for Joseph English

Mrs. Mathew H. English widows pension (Transcribed here)
Page 25 1919 Mrs.M.B.English Ordinary cert + cover
Page 26 missing
Page 27 missing
Page 28 1919 Mrs.M.B.English - Witnesses for marriage quest.
Page 29 missing
Page 30 missing
Page 31 1933 Mrs.M.B.English -Pension Due Deceased Pensioner

Mrs. Robert H. English widows application (Transcribed here)
Page 32 1910 Mrs. Vashti English - Widow's Pension + [part] cover
Page 33 1910 " -Witnesses for marriage + Affidavit of Freeholders


     
     
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