Following are records of Confederate volunteers from Talbot County from the Barnes and related families:
Bonaparte B. Barnes
(nephew of Serena Barnes Mitchell)U. S. Civil War,Confederate Army. Co. E, 9th Reg., Army of Northern Virginia, Talbot County, Ga. “Talbot Guards.” Record appears in Vol. 1 of L. Henderson’s “Rosters of the Confederate Soldier of Ga. 1861-1865" as follows: “Private June 11, 1861. Captured at Lawrence Mills, Tenn. Jan 5, 1964. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Govt. and enlisted in Co. G, 3rd Reg., U.S. Vol. Infantry at Rock Island, Illinois October 16, 1864. Deserted from Camp Wardwell on Sept. 23, 1865.
Harrison Barnes (nephew of Serena Barnes Mitchell)
U. S. Civil War. Enlisted as a private from Talbot County, Georgia and was assigned to Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment. He was wounded in the Second Battle of Manassas on August 29, 1862 and later died from his wounds. See L. Henderson, “Roster of Confederate Soldiers in Georgia,” Vol. 1,
William B. Mitchell (son of William J. Mitchell)
U. S. Civil War, Confederate Army. See Vol 1, “Roster of Confederate Soldiers in Georgia, 1861-1865,” pp. 553, 560. Private. Enlisted April 26, 1861 at Talbotton, Georgia in “Southern Rifles” Company A, 4th Regiment, Ga. Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Va. His unit went by train to Virginia. His fighting unit was engaged in the following battles:
-August 29, 1862, Second Battle of Bull Run, Manasses, Va..
-September 17, 1862, Battle of Antietam (creek), or Sharpsburg, Maryland (10,750 souther soldiers were wounded or killed in this battle).
-May 3, 1863, Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia
-July 1-4, 1863, Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (20,000 souther soldiers were killed or wounded in this battle.)
-May 5-7, 1864, Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia..
-May 11, 1864, Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia. Jeb Stuart killed.
-June 3, 1864, Battle of Cold Harbor (just south of Richmond, 6,000 men killed or wounded).
-June, 1864. General Early led confederate forces into
Washington, D. C. and some bullets landed near President Lincoln who was standing on the White House porch
watching the battle, making Lincoln the only sitting
president to be under enemy fire while serving as president.
-June 10, 1864, Battle of Petersburg, Virginia.
-August 31, 1864-William B. Mitchell does not answer to roll call, inferring he is dead, captured, or wounded. If dead, his place of burial is unknown.
Andrew Jackson Mitchell (son of William J. Mitchell), U. S. Civil War, Confederate Army. L. Henderson’s “Roster of Confederate Soldiers in Georgia 1861-1865,” Vol. 4, lists Andrew J. Mitchell enlisting as a private from Talbot County, Georgia and was in Company F, the “Howard Infantry” 41st Infantry Regiment from Talbot County, Georgia. Lived in Meriwether County, Ga. for short time after Civil War and then relocated away from Meriwether County to unknown new domicile.
Jacob K. Mitchell (son of William J. Mitchell) U. S. Civil War, Confederate Army, Texas 17th Calvary, Company D. Sergeant. This is the only confederate soldier in the entire Confederate records with this name, but this listing is tentative pending confirmation that one and same as the gentleman of this family.
Thomas J. Mitchell (son of William J. Mitchell) U. S. Civil War, Confederate Army. Died in battle and buried at Falls Church,Virginia.
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