Capt Andrew B Cain

Capt Andrew B Cain

Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA
Death 27 Nov 1908 (aged 71)
Georgia, USA
Burial Owensboro, Wilcox County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 138114530 · View Source
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Captain, Company H 16th Georgia Volunteer Infantry

Andrew B Cain was born July 30, 1837 in Gwinnett County, GA., the first child of John Cain (b.1814) and Martha Andrews Cain (b. 1821) married July 20, 1836. Other children of the union were Emeline J. (b. 1839), Nancy A. (b. 1843), David Thomas (b.1845), John Richard (b. 1848), Martha A. (b. 1851)

Enumerated on the 1860 US Census, Gwinnett County, GA
Post Office: Pinkneyville; Division: 406th District; Page No: 189; household #1078 as Andrew Cain 25 M School teacher along with wife Martha (no middle initial) Cain 23 F. There were no others enumerated in this household in 1860.

Andrew B Cain was enlisted as a private in Company H 16th Georgia Volunteer Infantry on Sept 11 1861 at Richmond, Va by Adjt James Barrow. His brother, David Thomas Cain, also served in Company H 16th GVI.

The 16th GA Infantry Regiment (also called Sallie Twiggs Regiment) was organized during the summer of 1861. The ten companies were raised in the counties of Columbia, Elbert, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hart, Jackson, Madison, and Walton (although there were members from other counties). Company H was organized at Gwinnett County, GA and was also known as "Flint Hill Greys."

Sent to Virginia, the Regiment was assigned to the command of Col Howell Cobb (later Brig Gen) and encamped at Richmond until October 20, 1861, when they were ordered to Yorktown. Andrew B Cain was elected 1st Lieutenant November 28,1861.

The Regiment fought with Magruder at Yorktown, Lee's Mill (Dam No. 1), and Williamsburg. Then was assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia for the Seven Days' Battles (Savages Station, Allen's Farm, and Malvern Hill.)

Cain was elected Captain of Company H September 24, 1862 and led Co H at South Mountain (Crampton's Gap), Antietam, and Fredericksburg (under command of T.R.R. Cobb), Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg (Wofford’s Brigade).

The 16th Regiment moved with Longstreet by rail but arrived late and was not engaged in the fight at Chickamauga. The regiment was part of Longstreet’s force at Knoxville and Fort Sanders. They were returned to Virginia and sustained heavy casualties at The Wilderness and at the "Bloody Angle" at Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.

Captain Cain was captured at Guard Hill near Front Royal, Va. August 16,1864 and sent to Washington, DC. He was confined as a Prisoner of War at Fort Delaware, Del. He was paroled and released June 17,1865.

Name appears as signature to Oath of Allegiance to the United States, subscribed to at Fort Delaware, Del
A.B. Cain
Capt 16 Regt Ga
Place of residence Milton, Ga
Complexion Light; hair DK
Eyes Grey; height 6 ft - in
Remarks Released June 17, 1865

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 138114530
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Andrew B Cain (30 Jul 1837–27 Nov 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 138114530, citing Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Owensboro, Wilcox County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by On the Trail (contributor 47231429) .