Chronology of a Family


When you come back and all the leaves have fallen,
And I am dead, as dead I well may be.
You'll come and find the place where I am lying,
And there you'll say an Ave there for me.
-Frederick Edward Weatherly, 1848-1929-

submitted by Bill Price
 

Robert Milling Bell, age 29 of Starkville, was killed in action in April 1862 at Fort Donelson Tennessee. Robert was a Private in Company C, 14th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. He leaves a wife, Betty McCall. Robert is buried with his comrades at Fort Donelson. He was the son of William M. Bell and the late Margaret Nason Milling of Starkville.

Samuel Wiley Oates, age 22 of Pope County Arkansas, was killed in action at Iuka Mississippi on September 18, 1862. Samuel was a Private in Company F, 1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's). He was unmarried at the time of his death and is survived by his brother, Calvin Grier Oates who is fighting with Company B, 2d Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles under General Sterling Price, in Tennessee.

William P. Montgomery, age 23 of Holmes County Mississippi, was killed in action at Corinth Mississippi on October 4, 1862. Will was a Private in Company A, 38th Mississippi Infantry. He was unmarried. He is buried with his comrades at Corinth Mississippi. He is the son of the late James Dickson Montgomery and Harriet Rabb of Holmes Mississippi.

David Bell, age 44 of Fairfield District South Carolina, was killed in action in Virginia during the month of November 1862. He leaves a wife named Jane Bell. He is buried in Old Brick Church Cemetery, Fairfield District South Carolina. In November 1862, Confederate Forces were withdrawing to Fredericksburg after the Battle of Antietam fought the previous September. David was most likely serving with one of the South Carolina Regiments in the Army of Northern Virginia. He was the son of Charles Bell and Margaret Montgomery Bell of Fairfield District South Carolina.

James H. Carson, age 26 of Gaston County North Carolina, died from wounds on February 17, 1863. James was a Private in Company B, 28th North Carolina Infantry. He was buried in an unmarked grave with his comrades near Fredericksburg Virginia where the Regiment was in Winter Camp. James was wounded in the December fighting around Fredericksburg. He was unmarried at the time of his death. He is survived by his father James V. Montgomery Carson, stepmother Anna C. Neill, a brother Sergeant John B. Carson, Company B, 28th North Carolina Infantry, a brother Corporal Rufus W. Carson also of Company B, 28th North Carolina, and a sister Margaret Elizabeth Carson. Jame's family resides in Gaston County, North Carolina.

John P. Bell, age 33 of Fairfield District South Carolina, was killed in action in Virginia on March 10, 1863. John was a Private in Company F, 13th South Carolina Infantry. He left a wife, Isabella Hemphill Caldwell of Fairfield District, South Carolina. The couple had no children. John is also survived by his brother Charles E. Bell who is a Private in Company A, 19th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry.

John Leroy Bell, age 31 of Chester County South Carolina, was killed in action March 21 1863 in Virginia. John was a Private in Company I, 17th South Carolina Infantry. He left a wife, Charlotte Bagley Bell and three children; Elizabeth Jane, Charles, and Mary Agnes. John is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Chester, South Carolina. He was the son of James Montgomery Bell and Mary Bigham of Chester County South Carolina.

Allen Broughten Gilbert, age 20 of Oktibbeha County Mississippi, was killed in action in fighting near Canton Mississippi during the Vicksburg Mississippi Campaign in April 1863. Allen was a Private in Company E, Wood’s (Wirt Adam's) Mississippi Cavalry Regiment. He is believed to be buried near Canton Mississippi. Allen was unmarried when he died. He is the son of John W. and Sallie Broughton Gilbert of Ash Creek Mississippi in Northeastern Oktibbeha County.

Joseph Bigham Bell, age 24 of York County South Carolina, was killed in action October 1, 1863 in fighting near Atlanta Georgia. Joseph was 3rd Sergeant in Company H, 24th South Carolina Infantry Regiment. He left a wife, Eliza Jane Collins Bell and a son, John Robert Bell. Joseph is buried in Associate Reformed Cemetery, Hopewell South Carolina. He was the son of Montgomery Bell and Mary Bigham of York County South Carolina.

Charles F. Montgomery age 21 of Starkville Mississippi, was killed in action at Franklin Tennessee November 30, 1864. Charles was in Forrest's Scouts. He was not married and is buried with his comrades at the Battlefield in Franklin Tennessee. He is the son of William Thompson Montgomery and the late Louisa S. H. Glenn of Starkville Mississippi.

Daniel Price age 20 of Oktibbeha County Mississippi, was wounded in action during the withdrawal from Shiloh on April 10, 1862. Daniel was a Private in Blythe's Mississippi Infantry Regiment. After recovery he joined Company F, 9th Mississippi Cavalry but was wounded again at the Battle of Palo Alto in Chickasaw County Mississippi in May 1863. Daniel married Laurania Anne Gilbert in September 23, 1863 in Oktibbeha County Mississippi. After recovering from his wounds in Palo Alto, Daniel was commissioned a 3rd Lieutenant in Stubbs Mississippi Cavalry Battalion. He finished the war in that unit. He is the son of Thomas and Malinda Price of Waddell Mississippi

Thomas G. Price age 22 of Oktibbeha County Mississippi, was wounded in action during the Perryville Kentucky Campaign on September 15, 1862. Thomas is married to Nancy Greer of Oktibbeha County Mississippi. He is the son of Thomas and Malinda Price of Waddell Mississippi.

Franklin M. Gilbert age 31 of Oktibbeha County Mississippi, was wounded in action near Ezra Church near Atlanta on July 28, 1864. Franklin was a Corporal in Company A, 30th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Franklin lost his right leg two inches above his knee from that wound. He is the son of John W. and Sallie Broughton Gilbert of Ash Creek Mississippi.

Templeton Simpson (T. S.) Carpenter age 40 of Bedford County Tennessee resigned his commission on May 21, 1863. T. S. was a 2d Lieutenant in Company C, 23rd Tennessee Infantry (Newman's Battalion). T. S. resigned due to poor health as his recovery was not progressing satisfactorily. T. S. was wounded in the Battle at Murfreesboro (Stone's River) Tennessee on December 31, 1862. A board of examining officers from Brown's Brigade reviewed his medical condition and concurred with the resignation. T. S. returned to Bedford County where he will reside with his wife Eliza and their 6 children including Thomas, James, Riley, Sallie, Jeff, and Charles.


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