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'Lest We Forget

Honoring Houston Countians'
Service in War

User submitted service records.
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War for Southern Independence

Joseph S. VINSON
Debbie Quattrin

Joseph S. VINSON, a resident of Houston County and my great-great grandfather, entered the Confederacy on 27 May 1861 as a Private; he was 17 years old. He was enlisted with Company C, 6th Regiment GA Infantry under Col. Colquitt. Joseph was wounded on 31 May 1862 at the Battle of Seven Pines in Virginia when an ammo ball passed through his left thigh and then struck the bone in his right thigh. He was transferred to Company G, 62nd GA Calvary on 1 Jun 1864 and that unit's name was changed to Company G, 8th GA Calvary on 11 Jul 1864. Joseph is on a roll dated 20 Apr 1865 of officers and men paroled. He was honorably discharged on 26 Apr 1865.

Robert Duncan CHAPMAN
Robert Sonfield

Robert Duncan CHAPMAN, b. 08-Dec-1839, Houston County Georgia entered the War as a sergeant Major of the First Georgia Regiment. Later as a First Lieutenant of the Fifty-Fifth Regiment he paricipated in Bragg's raid into Kentucky. At the Cumberland River crossing his Capitan was killed and he became company commander. After the war he served as Major General Texas Division U.C.V. I have reprinted a book he wrote about his experiences, including his capture and escape. If anyone is interested I can send a copy.

Please visit Chapman Family Web Page

J.W. HOWARD, Richmond W. HOWARD, Stancil HOWARD, Wade Hampton HOWARD

Sandra Riner

J.W. HOWARD, Private
May-31-1862 transferred to Co. G,8th regt. Ga. Cavalry
July-11-1864. Roll for Oct-31-1864 last on file, shows him present.

Richmond W. HOWARD, Private
May-31-1862 Transferred to Co G, 8th regiment Ga. Cavalry
July-11-1864. Parolled at headquarters 2nd Military District, Dept. of N.C.
Bunn`s house
April-20-1865 [Born in Ga.Aug-14-1834]

Stancil HOWARD, Private
Jan-1-1864. Transferred to Co. G, 8th Regiment Ga Cavalry July-11-1864, roll for Oct-31-1864, last on file shows him present.

Wade Hampton HOWARD, Private
May-31-1862. Transferred to Co. G, 8th regt. Ga. Cavalry July-11-1864.
Roll for Oct-31-1864 last on film shows him present.
Pension records show he was detailed to guard wagon train at Goldsboro, NC April-1-1865.


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