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Janet (#46573654)
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July 27

Battle of Brown’s Mill
Marker Time Period: 19th Century
Marker Subject: Civil War, Military History
County: Coweta
Marker Program: Georgia Historical Commission/Department of Natural Resources
Region: Piedmont

Marker Text: On July 27, 1864, Brig. Gen. E.M. McCook with 3,600 Federal cavalry began a raid to destroy railroads south of Atlanta and release 32,000 Federal prisoners at Andersonville. Three miles south of Newnan on July 30th, Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler with 1,400 Confederate cavalry caught and routed the Federals, captured about 2,000 men, several ambulances, a full battery and released 500 Confederate prisoners. Here General Wheeler whipped the “pick” of the Federal cavalry and saved Newnan from capture and possible destruction.


The Stoneman Raid
Marker Time Period: 19th Century
County: Bibb
Marker Subject: Civil War, Medical History, Military History
Region: Coastal Plain
Marker Program: Georgia Historical Commission/Department of Natural Resources

Marker Text: In July, 1864, Union forces under Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, USA, closed in on Atlanta. Finding its fortifications “too strong to assault and too extensive to invest, Sherman sought to force its evacuation by sending Maj. Gen. Geo. Stoneman, with three cavalry brigades (2112 men and 2 guns), to destroy enough of the railroad to Macon to shut off the flow of supplies. On the 27th, Stoneman moved south through Decatur, crossed the Ocmulgee (Yellow) River near Covington, and marched down the east bank toward Macon.

On the 30th, at Clinton (12 miles NE), he detached a party of the 14th Illinois Cavalry, which wrecked the railway facilities at Gordon (20 miles E), burned the railway bridge over the Oconee River, and escaped via Milledgeville. He then advanced to East Macon where he was checked by the Georgia Militia, at Dunlap’s farm, supported by a battery in Fort Hawkins. Unable to advance, and learning that Confederate cavalry was advancing through Macon, he shelled the city briefly, then withdrew toward Monticello.

Next morning, Sunday the 31st, he was brought to bay at Sunshine Church (7 miles N of Clinton) by Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson, Jr., CSA, who, with three cavalry brigades (about 1300 men) had marched from Atlanta to intercept him. Deceived by Iverson’s strategies, Stoneman covered the escape of two of his brigades; then, his ammunition almost gone, he surrendered himself and 600 of his men to what Iverson had contrived to convince him was a substantially superior force.
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Laurie Voss
Photo request
I am creating a book on my Stapleton side, and request permission to use your photo, with credit, of #30454107. Please advise if this is ok.
Thank you,
Laurie Voss
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Added by Laurie Voss on Jul 05, 2016 12:17 PM
milton clyde allen
RE: william allen 1864
Thank You Janet for that info.
I was so hoping our search was ended.
Thanks to kind caring people as you, who help us navigate our way.

Do you have any info on this:

William Allen... Born 1846 in Marshall Co. Alabama. Served in the 4th Alabama Cavalry
Company I ?
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 10, 2016 8:05 AM
milton clyde allen
RE: william allen 1864
Janet,
I am looking at the monument at the Chattanooga National Cemetery for William Allen, he was a scout. He was killed in 1864 at Tracy City Tn.
His grave ;ocaction is :
Section C
Site 1375

I would like to know if he was a Civil War Veteran in 4th Alabama Calvary , Company I
In the Russell Command.
Thank You For Your Reply
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 09, 2016 5:32 PM
milton clyde allen
william allen 1864
was william allen part of 4 alabama calvry csa
Added by milton clyde allen on Jun 09, 2016 3:01 PM
barbbriartoseara bower
Samuel W Bower
Thank you for posting this tribute. Samuel is my grandfather's first cousin. My grandfather was born 7 years after Samuel died. I have often wondered if he was buried in Georgia or transported him to Illinois.

Again thank you for honoring this solider from the Civil War.

B. Bower
Added by barbbriartoseara bower on Jun 08, 2016 7:31 PM
Henry E Higgins
Sutton
Hi Janet,

After looking back at H.K. Sutton I see you found Horace Hutton. I was looking for Sutton and found Andrew. However, the date of death came from Find A Grave information so it probably is not right. He seems to have mustered out, but so have a lot of others when they should have been reported dead. What do you think?
Added by Henry E Higgins on Jun 05, 2016 2:46 PM
Henry E Higgins
Sutton
Soldier buried G 7384 - Unable to find Horace Sutton in CWSS. Could he be Andrew J. Sutton?
Private
3rd Ohio Cavalry - Co. F
Residence Not Listed
24 Years Old at Enlistment
Enlisted 10/5/61
Mustered In 11/11/61
Died 7/13/64 - Marietta, Ga.
Roster: “Mustered Out 11/4/64 - Columbia, Tn.”
G 7384
Added by Henry E Higgins on Jun 05, 2016 2:37 PM
Melinda
David Austin Rees
Hi Janet,

Thank you for the clarification. From what the article said, my great grandfather's brother, David Austin Rees, is buried at Kennesaw Mountain. He died on the 27th of June of 1864. His father was Thomas Rees, from Eaton, Preble County, Ohio. His mother was Elizabeth Stout Griffin Rees. It's unusual that two soldiers from Ohio, both had the same name. Yes, my ancestor was w/ the 54th. I missed the point on the other soldier's regiment.

From what I can determine, my relative IS also buried in Georgia.

Thanks again,
Melinda Rees Patrie
Added by Melinda on May 30, 2016 10:42 PM
Melinda
RE: David Reese
Lt. David Austin Rees
Contributed By earljwiest · 14 May 2013 · 0 Comments
Served in Co. B, 54th Ohio under Capt. John Bell of Columbus, OH.

DEATH: Struck by a bullet and killed while on horseback 27 June 1864 at battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, 1864. Col. Robert Williams was Regimental Commander. Amos Shaefer of the same company, from Liberty, IN, made a coffin out of cracker boxes to give David a proper burial.

Source: Biographical History of Central Kansas, Vol II, Lewis Pub Co, 1903:
7th son, first to die, was killed at battle of Kennesaw Mt, in the war of the
Rebellion, served as aide-de-camp to Gen Thomas and was lieutenant under Ben
Osterhous of the 54th Ohio Infantry.

David A Rees:
Enlist Date Enlist Rank Enlist Age
11 September 1861 1st Lieut 19

Promoted to Full Adjutant on 24 January 1864 (As of Co. S)
Served Ohio
Enlisted B Co. 54th Inf Reg. OH Killed at Kennesaw Mountain, GA on 27 June 1864
Transferred on 24 January 1864 from Company B to Company S
Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio
Abbreviation: OHRoster
Published by/on 1886

I have a photo of him from the Rees family album. I will try to send it to you.

Melinda Rees Patrie



Added by Melinda on May 30, 2016 7:50 PM
Sandra
John Zett -Georgia
Seeking information on John Zett buried in Georgia.
Emily Zett Ross was my father's mother. She first married a Ross and then married a Stout. I hope you have some information for me.
THANK YOU,
SANDRA ROSS O'CONNOR
SRO5252@MSN.COM
Added by Sandra on May 01, 2016 10:37 PM
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