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COMPANY G

Company G “Goode’s Rifles” enlisted at Lawrence Co. April 24, - Aug. 3, 1861. Many man were from the area which became Jefferson Davis Co. Due to scarcity of men, the company was finally consolidated with company I.
An acquaintance, Doug Speights, was recently talking to me at a Sons of the Confederate Veterans meeting and mentioned that a brother of his ancestor has a Confederate marker and mentioned that there were other Confederate markers in the family cemetery in Jefferson Davis Co. The uncle was Archibald “Archie” Speights which we determined was the A. W. Speights of Co. G. Douglas Speights has lived in Texas for some time but still has fond memories of Jefferson Davis County.
In Confederate pension rolls, many old men did not state they were in the Seventh Mississippi, but said they were “in the regiment of Colonel Goode”. The Colonel Goode they were serving under was Elias J. Goode, the first captain of Company G.


THE MEN OF COMPANY G


Captain Elias J. Goode - promoted to Colonel; not re-elected
1st Lieut, James N. Cannon — resignation due to disability
2nd Lieut. August D. Dixon — apparently did not leave with the company
3rd Lieut. C. Edward Tennison — wounded Chickamauga; paroled at Jackson; in Co. I 3rd Louisiana Cavalry
1st Sgt. James N. Warner — not re-elected as 2nd Lieutenant
2nd Sgt. 0.K. May — discharged Nov. 27, 1862; over age
3rd Sgt. T. A. Burkett — became Sergeant Major; became Adjutant
4th Sgt. B H. Gunnells — apparently did not leave with the company
5th Sgt. N. IL Buckley — killed at Resaca, GA
1st Corp. C. E. Mikell — died in Lawrence Co. Jan. 17, 1862
2nd Corp. A. B. Graves — captured at Nashville
3rd Corp. J. B. Fountain — discharged due to disability
4th Corp. Perry Mullins - promoted to 3rd Lieut.; not re—elected

Privates:
*L. R. C. Allen - captured at Selma, AL Apr 2, 1865
E. A. Armstrong — discharged July 2, 1862
Abner B. Ballard — died Feb. II, 1862 at Chattanooga
W. B. Ballard — transferred to Joseph Wheeler Cavalry
Winston Ballard — may be W½ B. Ballard
A. N. Bennett - died at Bay St. Louis of fever Feb. 15, 1862
Matthew M. Branton -. wounded Shiloh; captured at Chattanooga
F. B. Bridges - died in the hospital at Okolona, MS Aug 14, 1862
*A. T. Brown — captured at Selma, AL Apr 2, 1865
A. L. Buckley - apparently died or did not go with the company
A. J. Burkett — transferred to Sharpshooters
J. N. Burkett - on roll Apr 14, 1864
J. W. Burkett — transferred to Sharpshooters
John H. Cannon - killed at Chickamauga
*T. P. Colwell - paroled at Memphis May 1865
John David Cooper — cited for bravery at Chattanooga; died of wounds received at Jonesboro, GA
John Cox - did not leave with company due to illness
Frances Marion Dupriest - died at Corinth of pneumonia
Ferdinand Paler — joined another company
Jacob Falor discharged Sept 30, 1862 as under age; born in France
James Finney - killed at Shiloh
J. C. Fortenberry — apparently did not leave with the company
Dermis Ginneally — born in Ireland; discharged for rheumatism
Thomas J. Gray - became a hospital guard; paroled at Jackson
Matthew William Gray - captured at Chattanooga; died in prison
Hardy J. Hargroves — present on last card Aug 1864
W. B. Hartzog - died Jan 10, 1862 of pneumonia
J. A. Hedgepeth — discharged as a minor Oct 1, 1862
S. B. Herring - discharged as a minor Nov 27, 1862
Isham W. Jones - killed at Shiloh
David King - apparently did not leave with the company
Louis Kottzwitz — did not return from Hazlehurst hospital Apr 1862; possibly wounded at Shiloh
Isham Laird - wounded at Shiloh; discharged as over age; born in GA
Elijah Lambert - died Dec 6, 1861 at Bay St. Louis
Hiram Lambert — apparently did not leave with the company
David N. Langston — captured at Chattanooga
P. J. Leonard — missing at Chattanooga; probably killed
Joseph Lewis — believe he went with another company
L. Loeb — missing at Chattanooga; probably killed
E. M. May — did not leave with company due to sickness
John N. McGuffey — wounded at Resaca, GA and died
James A. McRea — died at Corinth of pneumonia
John McRae — wounded at Murfreesboro; captured at Kennesaw Mountain
B.F. Mikell - discharged for disability Nov 10, 1861
W. L. Mikell — captured at Glasgow, KY but escaped; was 1st Lt. but resigned Jan 11, 1864 as company was practically destroyed and he had not been able to get replacements
*J. W. Moore - Sergeant; captured Apr 2, 1865 at Selma, Al
Joseph Netherland - not shown after December 1863
Isaac Newton - on last roll Aug. 1864
O. C. Newton – died of typhoid fever at Oxford
C. C. Otis – died at Hazlehurst of fever
J. T. Odum- on last roll Aug. 1864 as Corporal
Milton Osteen – discharged for blindness
Edward Phulg - Killed at Shiloh
Lemon S. Polk – captured at Shelbyville, Tn hospital.
Meedham Polk – discharged Oct 26, 1861; apparently joined 34th Ala.
Simon Polk — discharged Nov. 10, 1861
William F. Polk – captured at Shiloh and exchanged, captured at Chattanooga
Asa Powell – sick in Sept 1861, probable discharge
James Powell – discharged July 12, 1862 for a bad leg ulcer
T. F. Rawls – never reported due to sickness.
George W. Rialls – sent home sick Oct. 6, 1861
C. M. Roberts – sent to hospital Sept 25, 1863
William H. Roberts – wounded at Murfreesboro; sent to hospital Nov. 7, 1863
G. A. Robertson – Killed at Chickamauga as captain
W. M. Robertson – detailed to hospital at Columbus, Ga. May 10, 1864
W. N. Robertson - killed at Shiloh W. W. Rogers – received a forty day leave Apr. 21, 1864
A. A. Shepard Jr. – discharged Oct. 28, 1861
T. A. J. Shepard – died Nov. 4, 1862 at Knoxville, Tn.
Henry Simons – discharged Sept. 30, 1862 as Prussian subject
W. Speights – sent to hospital in Rome, Ga., Apr 18, 1863
James J. Speights – discharged July 24, 1862; forty-four years old
John J. Speights, Jr. - Died of fever Feb. 6, 1862
Oliver Stacy - on rolls Aug 1864
John E. Stamps – died of wounds received at Shiloh
Joseph Stamps – transferred to sharpshooters; captured at Munfordville, Ky and paroled; returned to company and surrendered at Greensboro, N.C.
A. W. Stringer – discharged for disability Nov 30, 1861.
Benjamin B. Stringer – discharged and re-enlisted; captured at Chattanooga
Mathew B. Stringer - received Medal of Honor at Murfreesboro, Color Corporal captured at Chattanooga “cited for bravery at Chattanooga”
J. S. Stringer - detailed as Government shoemaker at Columbus, GA
Robert B. Stuckey — surrendered Apr 28, 1865 at Greensboro, N. C.
Joseph Sutton — died of fever at Hazlehurst Jan 14, 1862
Henry Thompson - wounded in leg at Shiloh; various hospitals
Isaiah Tolar — went to Yankees at Bridgeport, AL Sept 11, 1863
J. W. Tolar — captured at Danville, KY and paroled; went to Yankees with Isaiah Tolar
Jerome C. Tyrone - sent to Columbus, MS hospital Aug 1, 1862
Parkman Tyrone - wounded severely at Murfreesboro; captured at Chattanooga
W H. Walker - died Dec 8, 1861
Nelson Wallace - discharged as over age; fifty years old
Vincent Wallace — apparently did not go with the company
W. N. Ward — apparently did not go with the company
John Weatherford - in various hospitals for two years
Malachi Weatherford - captured at Chattanooga
Isaiah S. Williams - transferred to Sharpshooters and returned; killed at Resaca
William B. Williams - died at Canton, MS of typhoid fever June 25, 1862
H. F. Williamson — went to Yankees at Bridgeport, AL
John S. P. Williamson — captured at Chattanooga
L. J. Williamson — died at Shelbyville, TN of pneumonia Apr 14, 1863
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