A NEW CONFEDERATE RESEARCH SERIES
THESE MEN WORE GREY
GENEALOGICAL, MILITARY AND INTERMENT RECORDS
OF CONFEDERATE SOLIDERS
BY: KAREN THOMPSON LEDFORD
A work representing 8 years of research, this series of books consists of all identifiable Confederate Graves along with their wives graves. Also included with these records, where obtainable, is a genealogical profile of each soldier. This profile includes soldiers dates of birth and death; his wife's maiden name, date and place of their marriage; his parents names and in some cases his mother's maiden name and date and place of parent's marriage; his siblings, and where possible, his children's names. Military records include company, regiment, branch of service, and the county from which he served. Confederate and Confederate widow's pension from the state of Ga. are also identified. All the preceding is individually referenced, including title, volume, and page number of the source from which they were taken. The burial records are completely indexed.
Other information contained in each Volume are the Complete Salt lists of 1862, 1863, and 1864,which include lists of the Wives, Widows, Families dependent on the labor of a soldier, disabledsoldiers, from each year.
Militia Re-enactment Enrollment which resulted from the act of Dec. 14, 1863 by Gov. Joseph Brown. These militia records include age, occupation, place of birth and district in which they enrolled.
Pension applications : includes, name, rank, unit, where enrolled, if wounded, where mustered out, witnesses for their pensions. Some lists of Veterans and their widows from 1921
Rosters of Infantry Companies from each county (including one original ledger from FranklinCounty that has never been published done by the veterans themselves). Includes, names, rank, company, and regiment and if killed or died in service.
Some Obituaries from local newspapers.
Other Miscellaneous Lists: which include Southern Cross Recipients, 1886 pensioners with loss of limbs, and a potential list of all men buried in each county born between 1800 and 1850 that were not identifiable as veterans.
Each book is in excess of 200 pages with perfect soft binding. Most counties contain over 1000 burial sites, 1000 salt records, 500 militia records, and 600 or more listings from the roster sections
All lists are ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED for ease in searching.
All work is completely REFERENCED with BIBLIOGRAPHY included.
Volumes now completed and in print are:
Volume I :FRANKLIN COUNTY, GEORGIA
Volume II :HABERSHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA
Volume III :STEPHENS COUNTY, GEORGIA
Volume IV :RABUN COUNTY, GEORGIA
Volume V: WHITE COUNTY, GEORGIA
Volume VI: BANKS COUNTY, GEORGIA
Volume VII: JACKSON COUNTY, GEORGIA
Volumes for future publication in the next 18 months will be: MADISON, HART, ELBERT, OGLETHROPE, BARROW, AND WALTON COUNTIES of GEORGIA
The author, Karen T. Ledford, resides in Toccoa, Ga. She is a member of Toccoa, Georgia Chapter #1294 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and, in addition to her original membership certificate, holds fifty certified supplemental certificates. She is also the recipient of both the UDC's Jefferson Davis Historical Medal for her work in the interment records of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia and the Winnie Davis Medal for her work "above and beyond the call of duty." In addition, she is a member of the Toccoa Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
This book makes available to the researcher not only proof of military service in the Confederate forces but allows the researcher to make new discoveries in their own family genealogy and makes available material they would otherwise have to travel to numerous locations to find. Due to the author's perseverance, this information has now been compiled into a one-of-a-kind research book.
For further information on any individual Volume, including a surname index go forward to that page
Go to Volume I, Franklin County
Go to Volume II, Habersham County
Go to Volume III, Stephens County
Go to Volume IV, Rabun County
Go to Volume V, White County
Go to Volume VI, Banks County
Go to Volume VII, Jackson County
For further information contact the Author, Karen T. Ledford
Page last updated 21 March 2003
Copyright 1998, 2003 by Karen Ann Thompson Ledford