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 Joseph Tally “Joe” Garland

Joseph Tally “Joe” Garland

Yancey County, North Carolina, USA
Death 20 Aug 1939 (aged 95)
Lawrence County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 14088122 · View Source
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Husband of 1) Ruth Shields and 2) Mary Ann (Polly) Bradley; father of Selina Garland Weeks, Sara Jane (Jamie) Garland, Elisha Calvin Garland, James Harvey Garland, Lexia R. Armida Garland Long, Irenia Garland Thurman, Samuel Harrison Garland, Joseph Harmon Garland, Amanda Arlecia Garland Stanley, and George Leaman Garland

*------Note that below is as told by Grandad Joe and is most likely an exaggeration...

Joe Garland was drafted, in North Carolina, into the Confederate Army (Georgia 65th Infantry) early in the Civil War. He deserted to the Union Army, was captured and returned to his Confederate unit, only to desert the second time. This time he was welcomed to the Union Army unit (6th US Vol Infantry), which he joined by swimming a river. He then served the Union Army for the duration.

After the Civil War, he fought in the Indian wars at Fort Kearney, Nebraska. It was here that he broke his back moving across the Snake river during winter and was discharged. He eventually drew a small VA pension for this injury.

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  • Maintained by: J G Taylor
  • Originally Created by: Beverly Davis Valcovic
  • Added: 27 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14088122
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Tally “Joe” Garland (17 Feb 1844–20 Aug 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14088122, citing Macedonia Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by J G Taylor (contributor 47138601) .