I am looking for information or documents on Samuel Appling. I am a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Currently, I'm trying to determine if the above Samuel Appling is a relative that served as a 1st Lt., 8th Alabama Cavalry, Company A.
I need to show proof that this service record of Samuel Appling is the same person as Samuel Burwell Appling. If they match, I can join the Military Order of the Stars and Bars.In order to do this, I must show proof that my relative served as an officer in the Confederate forces or a government official.
Samuel Burwell Appling was a brother of my geat-great-grandfather,Joel Francis Appling,Sr. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
William B. Appling N.B. Forrest Camp #215 Sons of Confederate Veterans Memphis, Tn.