Unit 5 E

GA 1st infantry Regiment

(Mercer - Olmstead's)

Company E

Chatham County


Originally Captain J. B. Read's Independent Georgia Infantry. Also known as Company B, "Irish Volunteers"

"This company left Tybee Island November 19, 1861 with a part of the 1st Volunteer Regiment and the 25th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Colonel C. C. Wilson. Was stationed at Savannah until December 3rd when it was ordered by General Lawton to report to General Mercer at Brunswick. General Mercer ordered the company to Saint Simons. The discipline and efficiency of the corps has been promoted by the last change of position."


Anderson, Isaiah W. -- 4th Corporal - September 20, 1861. Appointed Sergeant. Roll for April 30, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Beirne, Lackey (or Berne) -- Private - November 16, 1861. Appears last on roll for June 30, 1862. No later record.

Blake, George -- See Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company Georgia Infantry

Bonner, John -- Private - March 15, 1862. Transferred to C. S. Navy December 15, 1862. Served as seaman on board Confederate Steamers Isondiga and Chicora 1862 to close of war.

Buckley, Patrick -- Private - September 20, 1861. Died, disease, in Savannah, Georgia hospital November 3, 1862.

Burke, John -- Enlisted as a private, Captain Way's Independent Company Georgia Infantry, Forrest City Rangers, July 18, 1861. Mustered out November 18, 1861. Enlisted as a private, Company E, 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, (Olmstead's), January 15, 1862. On detached duty November 30, 1862. Transferred to Company A, 1st Battalion, Georgia Sharpshooters August 10, 1862. Deserted at Camp Anderson October 16, 1862.

Caas, John -- Private - September 20, 1861. Captured at Marietta, Georgia June 19, 1864. Released, Camp Morton, Indiana May 18, 1865.

Campbell, Lachlin -- Enlisted as a private in Captain Way's Independent Company Georgia Infantry, Forest City Rangers, July 25, 1861. Mustered out November 18, 1861. Enlisted as a private, Company E, 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, (Olmstead's), January 4, 1862. Appointed Sergeant. Captured. Died, heart disease, Military Prison, Camp Chase, Ohio, February 7, 1865. Grave #1095, Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery.

Carolan, Thomas (or Carolin) -- Private - September 30, 1861. Transferred to Company D, December 1, 1862. Sent to General Hospital, Savannah, Georgia, December 14, 1863. No later record.

Childers, Lewis -- Private - October 8, 1861. Deserted October 24, 1862.

Chovin, Alexander Darien -- Private. Admitted to Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon, Georgia March 7, 1865 and returned to duty same day. No later record.

Chovin, Edwin Alexander -- Private - 1863. Admitted to St. Mary's Hospital at LaGrange, Georgia July 4th and returned to duty July 6, 1864. Paroled Albany, Georgia May 18, 1865.

Coagrove, Redmond -- Private - October 8, 1861. Drowned March 14, 1863.

Coleman, John -- Private - September 20, 1861. Transferred to Company D, 1st Regiment, Georgia Regulars, April 7, 1862; to Maxwell's Battery, Georgia Light Artillery, August 1862; to Engineer Company September 10, 1863. No later record.

Conners, Dennis -- Private - September 20, 1861. Roll for April 30, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Corrigan, Michael -- Private - October 8, 1861. Roll for April 30, 1864, last on file, shows him present.

Crawford, James -- Private - April 8, 1862. In arrest at Oglethorpe Barracks June 30, 1862. No later record.

Cullina, Jeffery (or Jeffrey) -- Private - October 8, 1861. Captured at Triune, Tennessee December 19, 1864. Released, Camp Chase, Ohio May 15, 1865.

Culverwell, George -- See Captain Way's Independent Company Georgia Infantry, Forrest City Rangers.

Cunningham, Thomas -- Private - September 20, 1861. Deserted at Fort Bartow, Virginia December 13, 1863.

Cutter, John B. (or Cutler) -- Private - September 20, 1861. Appears last on roll for October 31, 1861. No later record.

Daley, Percival F. -- 3rd Sergeant - September 20, 1861. Elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant April 11, 1863. Received at Louisville, Kentucky, a Confederate deserter, June 20, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government and released to remain north of Ohio River June 24, 1864.

Delaney, John -- Private - September 20, 1861. Died of disease at Causton's Bluff, Georgia October 7, 1863.

Denver, Robert P. -- Jr. 2nd Lieutenant. -- See private Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company Georgia Infantry

Doherty, John M. – Captain - September 20, 1861. Resigned November 19, 1862.

Dowden, Charles (or Dowdell) -- Private - September 20, 1861. Roll for April 30, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Doyle, Patrick -- See 2nd Sergeant, Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company, Georgia Infantry.

Dudley, Thomas -- Private - September 20, 1861. Absent without leave April 30, 1863. No later record.

Fitzpatrick, John -- Private - October 8, 1861. Deserted February 25, 1863.

Foley, Michael -- Private - September 20, 1861. Absent, sick, April 30, 1863.

Furlong, Patrick -- Private - September 20, 1861. Captured near Atlanta, Georgia, a Confederate deserter, August 24, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Louisville, Kentucky and released to remain north of Ohio River during war September 26, 1864.

Gardner, Adam -- Private - August 9, 1862. Appears last on roll for April 30, 1863. No later record.

Grace, Michael -- Private - January 19, 1863. Discharged January or February 1863. Enlisted as a private in Company I, 1st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, (Olmstead's), January 16, 1864. In arrest at Oglethorpe Barracks January 28-February 28, 1864. No later record.

Green, John N. R. -- Private - October 8, 1861. Absent without leave April 30, 1863. No later record.

Hardee, Morris -- See Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company Georgia Infantry. Hendrohen, Michael (or Hendron) -- Private - September 20, 1861. Appointed Corporal; Sergeant. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Nashville, Tennessee December 23, 1864.

Hickey, Patrick -- Private - September 20, 1861. Captured near Atlanta, Georgia August 22, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Louisville, Kentucky, to be released north of Ohio River, September 26, 1864.

Hogan, Mathew -- Private - September 20, 1861. On detail duty on government work at Savannah, Georgia April 30, 1864.

Hogan, Patrick -- Private - October 8, 1861. Roll for April 30, 1864, last on file, shows he deserted April 22, 1864.

Holden, James -- Private - October 8, 1861. Captured near Marietta, Georgia June 19, 1864. Released at Camp Morton, Indiana May 22, 1865.

Jennings, Edward (or Redmond) -- Private - September 20, 1861. Appointed Corporal. Captured at Marietta, Georgia June 19, 1864. Released at Camp Morton, Indiana May 22, 1865.

Johnson, Elkannah -- Private - January 19, 1863. Discharged January or February 1863.

Kelly, John -- See Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company, Georgia Infantry

Kennedy, Daniel -- See Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company, Georgia Infantry.

Lane, Edward -- Private - October 8, 1861. Appears last on roll for April 30, 1863. No later record.

Laughlin, Patrick -- Private - September 20, 1861. Deserted at Fort Bartow, Virginia December 13, 1863.

Leaptrot, Eli W. (or Liptrot) -- Private - March 30, 1864. Surrendered Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865.

Lovett, Jacob -- Private - September 20, 1861. On special duty April 30, 1864. No later record.

Lynch, John -- See Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company, Georgia Infantry.

Lyons, James -- Private - September 20, 1861. Appears last on roll for April 30, 1862. No later record.

Mahoney, Jeremiah -- Private - October 8, 1861. Died at Augusta, Georgia hospital February 1, 1863.

Manough, Patrick (or Manogh) -- Private - September 20, 1861. Absent without leave June 30, 1862. No later record.

McAllister, William -- Private - September 20, 1861. Deserted May 1, 1863.

McCann, Hugh -- 4th Sergeant - September 20, 1861. Died at Savannah, Georgia March 22, 1862.

McClerran, John -- Private - February 11, 1862. Deserted at Causton's Bluff, Georgia October 6, 1862.

McCoy, John -- Private - September 20, 1861. Deserted to enemy at Savannah, Georgia December 21, 1864. ”Appears on list dated Headquarters Department of South, Office Provost Marshal General, Hilton Head, South Carolina April 7, 1865, of Confederate deserters to be delivered to Provost Marshal General at New York City.”

McDonald, James -- Private - October 8, 1861. Absent without leave April 30, 1863. No later record.

McDonald, Patrick -- Private - September 20, 1861. Transferred to Company A, 1st Battalion, Georgia Sharpshooters August 15, 1862. Captured near Atlanta, Georgia July 23, 1864. Released at Camp Chase, Ohio, May 13, 1865.

McFarland, Thomas -- Private - September 20, 1861. Deserted November 5, 1862. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Nashville, Tennessee, December 31, 1864.

McGrady, Neil -- Private - November 1, 1861. Admitted to Post Hospital, Georgia, with rheumatism, June 7, 1865.

McGuire, James -- 2nd Lieutenant - September 20, 1861. Died with tuberculosis at Savannah, Georgia October 14, 1862.

McManus, Michael -- Private - September 20, 1861. Deserted at Fort Bartow, Virginia December 13, 1863.

McNamara, Patrick -- See Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company, Georgia Infantry

McShane, Hugh -- Private - January 4, 1862. Captured in Chatham County, Georgia1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Louisville, Kentucky and released to remain north of Ohio River during war June 24, 1864.

Middleton, Maurice (colored) -- Musician - October 8, 1861. Absent with leave June 30, 1862. No later record.

Minehan, Michael -- Private - September 20, 1861. Roll far April 30, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Mitchell, Thomas -- Private - January 4, 1862. Absent detailed on contract work April 30, 1864. No later record.

Moore, William -- Private - September 20, 1861. Roll for April 30, 1864, last on file, shows him present.

Murner, Patrick -- Private - January 19, 1862. Surrendered Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865.

Murtagh, Thomas -- 3rd Corporal - September 20, 1861. Captured near Marietta, Georgia June 18, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Camp Morton, Indiana and released January 18, 1865.

O'Brien, Augustus -- 1st Sergeant - September 20, 1861. Elected 2nd Lieutenant November 19, 1862. Died of disease at Savannah, Georgia March 27, 1863.

O'Brien, James -- Private - September 20, 1861. On detail duty as nurse in Savannah Georgia hospital April 30, 1864.

O'Neill, Francis -- Private - April 6, 1862. Deserted at Caustan's Bluff, Georgia June 26, 1862.

O'Neill, Henry T. -- See Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company, Georgia Infantry.

O'Neill, John M. (or O'Neil) -- 1st Lieutenant. -- See 1st Sergeant Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company, Georgia Infantry

Ormsby, Joseph -- Private - September 30, 1861. Surrendered Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865.

O'Sullivan, John -- See Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company, Georgia Infantry.

Parker, George -- Private - October 8, 1861. Appointed Sergeant. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Nashville, Tennessee December 23, 1864.

Pendergrass, Nicholas (or Pendergrast) -- Private - September 20, 1861. Appointed Corporal. Roll for April 30, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Peters, Joseph -- Private - October 8, 1861. Paroled Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865; remark, "Absent, detailed on provost guard.”

Phillips, John #1 -- Private - September 20, 1861. Deserted February 25, 1863.

Phillips, John #2 -- Private - September 20, 1861. Appears last on roll for June 30, 1862. No later record.

Redmond, C. -- Private - October 8, 1861. Drowned March 14, 1863.

Rice, Richard P. -- 1st Corporal - September 20, 1861. Absent, sick, December 10, 1863 -April 30, 1864. No later record.

Robinson, Patrick -- See Company A, this regiment.

Scott, John E. (or J. A.) -- Private - September 28, 1861. Deserted February 15, 1864. Took oath of allegiance to U. S. Government at Savannah, Georgia March 31, 1865.

Shields, Andrew -- Private - September 28, 1861. Transferred to Company D, 1st Regiment, Georgia Regulars, April 8, 1862; to Maxwell's Battery, Georgia Light Artillery, August 1862. Deserted at Camp Pembroke, Georgia April 19, 1863.

Smith, Farrell -- Private - November 16, 1861. Roll for April 30, 1863, shows him present. No later record.

Smith, Henry -- Private - December 20, 1861. In arrest February 28, 1863. No later record.

Smith, James -- 2nd Sergeant - September 20, 1861. Discharged, furnished substitute, November 12, 1862.

Smith, Thomas #1 -- See Company D.

Smith, Thomas #2 -- Private - October 8, 1861. Transferred to Company D, 1st Regiment, Georgia Regulars, April 8, 1862; to Maxwell's Battery, Georgia Light Artillery, August 1862. Deserted at Camp Pembroke, Georgia April 23, 1863.

Talbot, James -- 2nd Corporal - September 20, 1861. Absent, sick, April 30, 1863. No later record.

Teirman, Edward -- Private - September 20, 1861. Captured, Jonesboro, Georgia September 2, 1864. Forwarded to Provost Marshal General, Department of Cumberland, September 9, 1864.

Thompson, P. S. -- Private - April 19, 1864. Roll for April 1864, last on file, shows him absent with leave. No later record.

Towner, George -- Private - September 20, 1861. Absent without leave April 30, 1863. Published as a deserter May 1, 1863.

Tracey, Edward -- See Captain J. B. Read's Independent Company, Georgia Infantry.

Treanor, Thomas -- See Captain Way's Independent Company, Georgia Infantry, Forrest City Rangers.

Tully, Patrick -- Private - October 12, 1861. -Roll for April 30, 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.

Wallace, Michael -- Private - September 20, 1861. Appears last on roll for December 31, 1863. No later record.

Walls, William -- Private - September 20, 1861. On provost duty April 30, 1864. No later record.


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