A tip for you to find your Ancestors. Check with your State Secretary of State for a "Soldier's Application for Pension" which most of the Southern Confederate States offered to their Soldiers in the War of Northern Aggession.
I, J. M. Adams, a native of Paulding County Georgia And now a citizen of Louisiana, resident at Jacoby PO. In the Parish of Pointe Coupee in said State of Louisiana, and who was a soldier, (sailor or Marine as the case may be) from the State of Georgia in the Confederate States army (or may as the case may be, in the war between the United States and The Confederate States
1. In what town, county, State, country and year were you born? Answer: Dallas, Paulding, Georgia in the year 1844
2. When and where did you enlist, and in what command? Answer: Dallas, organized in the 7th Georgia at Atlanta May 3-1861
3. Give the names of the regimental and company officers under whom you Enlisted, and under whom you were serving at the date of your discharge or parole. Answer: Col Gartrell, and Capt Jenkins, at the time I was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness Col Carmichel commanded The Reg, And Capt Harlcrom the Company.
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