Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Article on William T. Martin, commanding Martin's Cavalry, Confederate (link)

Chickamauga Blog:

"A Shooting Star: Brigadier General William T. Martin"
Article on William T. Martin (Martin's Cavalry), and Martin's conflict with General Wheeler.
https://chickamaugablog.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/a-shooting-star-brigadier-general-william-t-martin/

Subject: Confederate units, Confederate generals.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

James G. Brown and the First Georgia State Troops (First Georgia Volunteer Infantry)

Articles about James G. Brown, of Murray County, Georgia, and his First Georgia Volunteer Infantry Battalion (U.S.), also called The First Georgia State Troops (first organized by James G. Brown in the Spring of 1864, under James S. Steedman, with the approval and recommendation of General Thomas). When the unit did not make, many of the men of the First Georgia Vols later joined the 5th Tennessee Infantry Volunteers.

The unit has a difficult, rather obscure history, and the various articles have conflicting information as to when it mustered, when it disbanded, etcetera. Part of the problem is that, under James Brown, the unit did not enlist enough men to become a regiment or a real battalion. Thomas recommended the unit to the War Department, who nixed the idea, on several counts. Not only did the War Department distrust Home Guard units, but the small battalion had run from battle in Dalton in October 1864. Steedman's criticism of the unit was very harsh.

Articles: 

"Forgotten Union Guerrillas of the North Georgia Mountains,"
Robert S. Davis, Jr., w/Bill Kinsland, asst.
Lumpkin County Genealogy
http://www.lcgen.com/UnionGuerrillas.html

Article in encyclopedia:
New Georgia Encyclopedia (link to article)
"Unionists," in "History & Archaeology: Civil War & Reconstruction, 1861-1877,"
New Georgia Encyclopedia
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/unionists

Mentioned in book:
A Separate Civil War: Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South
Jonathan Dean Sarris
Google Books (short URL): http://bit.ly/James-G-Brown-brief-ref

Mentioned on: "Georgians in the Union Army" (Historic Marker)
http://georgiahistory.com/education-outreach/historical-markers/georgia-civil-war-150/

JAMES G. BROWN IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE U.S. SECRET SERVICE DURING THE CIVIL WAR. HE WAS THE CHIEF OF SCOUTS IN NORTH GEORGIA.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 38

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 38, In Five Parts. 

Vol. XXXVIII, [Serial Nos. 72, 73, 74, 75, 76]  The Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign, May 1-Sept. 8, 1864.
Principal Events:  Rocky Face Ridge, Dalton, Resaca, Adairsville, New Hope Church, Pickett's Mills, Dallas, Marietta, Kenesaw Mountain, Kolb's Farm, Rousseau's Raid, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Garrard's Raids, Ezra Church, Utoy Creek, McCook's Raid, Stoneman's Raid, Wheeler’s Raid, Kilpatrick's Raid, Jonesborough, Lovejoy's Station. See also Supplemental Vol. LII.

Vol. 38, pt. 1 (Reports): Atlanta, Georgia, campaign, May-Sept. 1864, Reports. [Serial No. 72]
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146042/

Vol. 38, pt. 2 (Reports): Atlanta, Georgia, campaign, May-Sept. 1864, Reports. [Serial No. 73]
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146043/

Vol. 38, pt. 3 (Reports): Atlanta, Georgia, campaign, May-Sept. 1864, Reports. [Serial No. 74]
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154634/

Vol. 38, pt. 4: Atlanta, Georgia, campaign, May-Sept. 1864, Correspondence. [Serial No. 75]
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146044/m1/1/
One ref.: June 17, 1864: Lt. How reports intell to Col. W.W. Lowe: Confed. Wheeler is about to raid RR betw. Dalton and Cleveland. https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146044/m1/503/

Vol. 38, pt. 5 (Correspondence, etc.): Atlanta, Georgia, campaign, May-Sept. 1864, Correspondence. [Serial No. 76]
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146049/

Vol. 38, Additions and Corrections
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth308997/

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 23 (still need links)

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 23, In Two Parts. 

Vol. XXIII, [Serial Nos. 34, 35]  Operations in Kentucky, Middle and East Tennessee, North Alabama and Southwest Virginia, Jan. 21-Aug. 10, 1863.
Principal Events:  Thompson's Station, Vaught's Hill, Pegram's Raid, Brentwood, Wheeler's Railroad Raid, Franklin, Streight's Raid, Everett's Raid, Sanders' Raid, I-lines' Raid, Tullahoma Campaign, Morgan's Ohio Raid, Scott's Raid. See also Supplemental Vol. LII.  
Need links!



Official Records, Series 1, Volume 26

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 26, In Two Parts. Part 1, [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889].

Chapter XXXVIII (38). Operations in West Florida, Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Louisiana,* Texas, and New Mexico. May 14-December 31, 1863.

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 26, Part 1 
(Reports, Union and Confederate; Correspondence, Union)
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154596/


Official Records, Series 1, Volume 26, Part 2 
(Correspondence...Confederate)
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154601/


Additions and Corrections to Series 1, Volume 26
[Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902]
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth308990/

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About this series (including biblio, citation, description)
http://musescivilwar.blogspot.com/2016/08/official-records-citation.html

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 45

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 45, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports, Correspondence, etc. 

Chapter LVII (57): Operations in Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and North Georgia. November 14, 1864-January 23, 1865.

Official Records, Series 1, Volume 45, Part 1 (Reports)

Link to title page:
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth142228/m1/1/

Link to page 1:
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth142228/m1/33/


About this series (including biblio, citation, description)
http://musescivilwar.blogspot.com/2016/08/official-records-citation.html

Selected Correspondence of James G. Brown to General James B. Steedman

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 45, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports, Correspondence, etc. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1896], page: 947

Correspondence from James G. Brown (scout) to General James B. Steedman
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth142228/m1/979/?q=james%20g.%20brown

One of these mentions Murray County (Murray County, Georgia), and mentions Spring Place.
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The following source mentions James G. Brown, the North Georgia scout, as a native of Murray County, Georgia, and it mentions his 1st Georgia State Troops Volunteers (U.S.):

A  Separate Civil War: Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South
Jonathan Dean Sarris
Google Books (short URL): http://bit.ly/James-G-Brown-brief-ref