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On the Trail (#47231429)
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I am working on a virtual cemetery of all the men who served in the 16th Regiment Georgia Infantry Volunteers (all 10 companies) as part of the research for a book I plan to publish. So far, I have located and/or created and linked memorials for 775 of the men who served in the 16th GVI. Of those, only 65 are ones I have created for men who did not already have one. Only 8 of the created ones remain with unknown burial locations.

My connection to the 16th is through my husband. His gg grandfather William Walker Fitts (Find A Grave Memorial# 47068331) served in Company D "Danielsville Guards" and was killed at the Bloody Angle during the Battle of Spotsylvania.

It seems that the places where the 16th Regiment fought were always the places that saw the heaviest casualties and the worst engagements. It is very moving to follow along the footsteps of the Regiment and see the places in person. We have stood in the Wheatfield and the Peach Orchard at Gettysburg; the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg; the Bloody Lane at Antietam; and saw Cramptons Gap where 500 Confederates (including the 16th Georgia) tried to defend against the approach of 13,000 union soldiers.

At Spotsylvania where my husbands gg grandfather was killed, we were able to hire a knowledgeable guide who was able to research and then show us almost precisely where the 16th GA was at the Bloody Angle and where WW Fitts died. He is not in the Confederate Cemetery and his burial is unknown. Since many of the dead were left in the trenches and the ground turned over them, we assume this was his fate.

To honor the memory of these men, I am systematically searching through every name on the roster, cross checking through Fold3 records, and trying to locate them on Find A Grave, then linking them in a virtual cemetery so they can be found together. For the many who were killed in action at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and elsewhere who do not have a grave, I am creating memorials with their information and listing their burials as unknown. So far I have located and linked 775 memorials for the 16th GA Inf Vols.

Since little compiled information is currently available about the 16th I am also planning to publish a book. If you have additional information about its members, I would be happy to include biographical info, stories, letters, etc. Please feel free to message me with any additional info or for more info I may have on a relative.
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Chris & Sally Baughn
RE: Photo of Wm M Boughan on Ebay

Thanks so much for the heads up on the ebay item!

William Madison Boughan was my 1st Cousin 4 time removed. I too have copied the photo and other info. It finally sold for $90. I know of about a dozen descendants of William -- I do hope one of them got the item.

Thanks again for the info -- just too rich for my budget.

Chris Baughn
Added by Chris & Sally Baughn on Jun 17, 2016 6:42 PM
Northern Neighbors
William Fitch
The title "Capt" was from his whaling days, not a military title.
Added by Northern Neighbors on Jun 17, 2016 5:07 AM
RE: Preston Layman #40584147
Thanks - it has been posted.
Added by LNM on Apr 22, 2016 12:50 PM
Peggy Reynolds
RE: 16th Georgia
Do you have Eias Sanders Dyar's picture? It is on the Civil War talk site, "uniforms of the civil war. He was officer of the 16th, company C. I copied him off Internet, too. Bailey brothers and 3 Sanders brothers,( my 3x great uncles.) Wish I had a copy of Ira Jones Edwards as a solder in that group. I have one as an older man. "Little Grandpa," he was called, about 5'2""! Maybe repeating myself. Thank you for your time! Peggy.
Added by Peggy Reynolds on Apr 17, 2016 6:43 PM
Peggy Reynolds
You asked me about a Reynolds, Abner? Don't have first name in front of me. Looking for other Reynolds on my line. Hartwell, Elbert area, of Ga. Reynolds: Dad, James T., 1914, his Dad, JWT, his, John Middleton, his, James Washington. All in Cedar Creek Baptist cemetery, Hartwell, Ga. Don't have much on any other Reynolds. Abner was a cool guy! Read after you mentioned. My 16th co., C relatives: Ira Jones Edwards ,(my great x2,) his brother, TJ, Elias Sanders Dyar, ( a ?x great uncle,) handsome!, Bobo guys, Skelton, Capt., and other Skelton, Sanders: Swan, James, Thomas, and one more are greats x? Uncles . Maybe more, or all ! Lol! Picture seen of Elias Sanders Dyar, J. Hamp Skeleton, and I have older one of Ira J. Edwards," Little Grandpa." He walked all way from Elmira Prison; his family saw him walking up their long driveway after @3 years away. 5' 2'' tall. Long beard, as my Mom would comb it while he carved faces in dried apples, or whittled on peach pits!
Skelton, Vickery , Phillips, Scott, Bobo, Hamm, Edwards, Sanders, Reynolds, Carter, Cardin, Maxwell, McGee are some of my line. Love to hear you sometime. Peggy
Added by Peggy Reynolds on Apr 14, 2016 1:34 PM
Bryan Chandler
RE: 16th GA Inf. Madison County Greys
Will have to look at my info. It may be a few days. Is there an email address which I can respond to? If so, please contact me at my email address.
Added by Bryan Chandler on Mar 25, 2016 5:29 PM
Bryan Chandler
16th GA Inf. Madison County Greys
John Louis Chandler also served in the 16th. His memorial number is 107936172.
Added by Bryan Chandler on Mar 25, 2016 2:51 PM
Peggy Reynolds
re: Reynolds
No, All my relatives are from Hartwell Ga. John Middleton Reynolds, my great grandfather, was in Ga. Reserves, at last year of war at age 17. Can't think of the #. My 4 great uncle was Elias Sanders Dyar, 2nd lt. And promoted to Capt. Of the 16th, co.c. My childhood name is Reynolds. I don't have my info with me now to get # right. Who are your family / ancestors? I live in SC, now. All relatives are from Hartwell Ga. and area. 3 Sander's brothers in a picture of the 16th. Thank you. Peggy
Added by Peggy Reynolds on Mar 19, 2016 5:19 PM
Peggy Reynolds
I have many relatives from the 16th. 1. Ira Jones Edwards was my 3 great grandfather( his son William Ira, his daughter, Nannie , her daughter, Meta Alice Edwards Sanders, my mom, Carol Sanders, 2. Elias Sanders Dyar, my great great uncle. The 3 Sanders brothers, James, Swan, and Benjamin., 3 great uncles. Their uncle was the Capt. John Skelton., brother of my great great grandmom. May have more! My dad was James Thomas Reynolds of Hartwell, Ga.
Added by Peggy Reynolds on Mar 16, 2016 4:45 PM
Floyd L. Owsley
Adam Rankin Alexander (1781-1848) photo
The photo you added to the Adam Rankin Alexander (1781-1848) Memorial page is actually a photo of his grandson, Eben Alexander (born 1851). Please see the following website:

Added by Floyd L. Owsley on Mar 15, 2016 11:27 AM
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