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Our Confederate Ancestors





Our Alabama Soldiers


William Mordica Minyard

William Mordica Minyard was born November 12, 1834 in Georgia. He enlisted in the Confederate Army as a private in Co. D, 1st Alabama Cavalry under Capt. John G. Stokes. He participated in the Battles of Shiloh, Chickamauga and Murfreesboro and traveled from Dalton, Georgia to Atlanta. The nature of his service was forage master. His Company D was placed in Company C of the 1st Alabama Cavalry under Colonel James Clanton of Montgomery, Alabama, Wheelers Division. He was paroled as a prisoner of war on June 14, 1865 at Talladega, Alabama and was mustered out on November 25, 1865. His rank at that time was Lt. Colonel of 1st Alabama Cavalry (not commissioned, as a volunteer). William Mordica Minyard was a member of the Sterling Price Camp of the United Confederate Veterans in Dallas, Texas. He died in Dallas, Texas on July 30, 1906. More on this family can be found HERE.



Our Georgia Soldiers


A.J. Minyard

An A.J. Minyard was listed as having enlisted into Company I, 34th Regiment, Flintsville Greys of Franklin County, Georgia. Nothing further is known of this man.

Curtis G. Minyard

CURTIS G. MINYARD was the fourth child (and third son) of FLEMING & MARY (GUEST) MINYARD of Franklin County, Georgia. He was born about 1842 in Franklin County, Georgia. He enlisted as a private on March 4, 1862 into Company C, 9th Battalion, Georgia Infantry, Army of Tennessee, CSA. They were known as The Franklin Rangers. He was transferred to Company F, 37th Regt., Ga. Infantry on May 6, 1863. He died in a Griffin, Georgia hospital on January 23, 1864. It is not known where he is buried. More can be found on this mans family:HERE.

Milton Oliver Minyard

MILTON OLIVER MINYARD was the second child of FLEMING & MARY (GUEST) MINYARD of Franklin County, Georgia. He was born December 25, 1840 in Franklin County. He was a man of small stature, standing only about 5'6" tall and weighing between 140-150 pounds. He enlisted as a Private on May 12, 1862 into Company I, 34th Regiment, Ga. Volunteers Infantry, Army of Tennessee, CSA. They were known as The Flintsville Greys. He was captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 4, 1863 and was paroled there on July 8, 1863. His military records show he was listed on a roll of prisoners of war, captured by the U.S. Forces under Brig. Genl. S.B. Brown and was paroled at Greenville, S.C. on May 23, 1865. He married MARTHA ANN ADDISON, a daughter of JOSIAH & JANE (???) ADDISON and the couple remained in Franklin County, Georgia where he made his living as a farmer. They had nine known children. More information on this line can be found:HERE.

R.M. Minyard

An R.M. Minyard is listed as having been enlisted in Company I, 34th Regiment, Flintsville Greys in Franklin County, Georgia. Nothing further is known of this man.

Samuel Herman Minyard

SAMUEL HERMAN MINYARD was the oldest child of FLEMING & MARY (GUEST) MINYARD of Franklin County, Georgia. He was born between 1835 - 1837 in Franklin county. He married NANCY BENNETT on October 20, 1858 in Franklin County, Georgia. He enlisted May 12, 1862 as 3rd Corporal into the 34th Regiment, Company I, Ga. Volunteers Infantry Army, Army of Tennessee, CSA. They were known as the Flintsville Greys. His records indicate he was captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 4, 1863 and was paroled there on July 10, 1863. It was recommended by the medical examining board at Dalton, Georgia that he be discharged on June 15, 1864. He returned to Franklin County, Georgia and had at least seven children. It is believed he moved his family to Alabama sometime after 1880. More on this line can be found:HERE.


Our Mississippi Soldiers

John Kennedy Minyard

At the age of twenty one, JOHN KENNEDY MINYARD enlisted as a private on May 14, 1862 into Captain Andrew M. Nelson's Company, 42nd Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers. The company later became Company "A", 42 Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. He enlisted at Grenada, Mississippi for a term of 3 years or the end of the war. He was married at the time he enlisted and was a resident of Carrollton, Mississippi. Company muster rolls show he was present in July/August 1862, September/October 1862, Nov/Dec. 1862, January/February 1863, March/April 1863 and May/June 1863. The muster rolls for July/August 1863 show him absent. On July 1, 1863, he was hit with a piece of shell in his side. He was captured at Gettysburg on July 3. The muster rolls for September/October 1863, show him absent. He was left at Gettysburg with the wounded on July 3, 1863 and was listed as captured on July 5, 1863. His military records show the following:
July 28, 1863 - listed on roll of prisoners of war-admitted to USA General Hospital, West's Bldg. Baltimore, Maryland Aug. 20, 1863 - Sent from Baltimore, Md. to Point Lookout, Maryland Aug. 21, 1863 - admitted at Point Lookout, Maryland Dec. 2, 1863 - transferred to Provost Marshall Jan. 4, 1864 - Parole & Prisoner exchange May/June 1864 - absent without leave since Jan. 15, 1864- on paroled furlough. Jul/Aug 1864 - absent without leave since Jan. 15, 1864- on paroled furlough. Sept/Oct 1864 - absent without leave since Jan. 15, 1864 - furlough from hospital Nov/Dec 1864 - Muster roll shows him at Richmond, Virgina parole camp
At the age of 60, JOHN K. MINYARD filed an application of Indigent Soldier or Sailor application to receive a pension. At this time, he was a resident of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. He listed his occupation as a farmer and stated he was applying for a pension because he was indigent and unable to earn a support by his own labor. He did not own a home of his own and lived with R.D. Burkhalter. At the age of 78, he again applied for an indigent pension. His application stated he resided in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, Enid Post Office. He further stated he was a lifelong resident of the state and that he was a widower. His application stated he had been wounded in the right side on July 1, 1863 while serving in the 42nd Mississippi Regiment under H.R. Miller's Company A and that it had always given him trouble. He also lost one eye while in service. He further stated he had been imprisoned for about a year. At this time, he stated he was unable to do anything to help support himself. He had no home of his own and that he lived with a son. This pension was dated August 21, 1916. For further information on this family, go HERE.

Owen Minyard

OWEN MINYARD was the oldest child of JAMES & SARAH (CARPENTER) MINYARD. He was born about 1833, probably in Lawrence County, Mississippi. He married first to CHARITY CARPENTER on March 3, 1853 in Carroll County, Mississippi. They had eight children. After the death of his first wife, OWEN married again to MELINDA CARPENTER on June 14, 1874. They had three children. According to the Military Annals of Carroll County, Mississippi, OWEN MINYARD served in the Confederate Army and was enlisted into Company G, Twenty-second Mississippi Regiment, Featherston's Brigade, Lorings Division, Polk's Corps, Army of Tennessee. They were known as the Black Hawk Rifles. OWEN MINYARD died between 1890-1900 in Carroll County, Mississippi. More information can be found on his line:HERE.



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