Photographs of James Logan Walker and John Alexander Walker provided by T.A. Walker, G/G/Grandson of John Alexander Walker.
CWBSLocator@webtv.net (Homer) provides the following:
Capt Pierre D. Costeloo, born March 22, 1829, Co K was wounded at Murfreesboro, Tenn. December 31,1862 and died inside Union lines Jan 4,1863; a Mexican War Veteran; son of Daniel and Mary E. Costello; wife Cordelia A. Lee; memorial marker at Shiloh Church Cemetery, near Elba,Coffee County, Ala.
Mason King, Pvt, Co K: Jan 26, 1839-Sep 13, 1889; w. Lucy
Newton King, Pvt, Co K: Jul 11, 1840-May 24, 1914; w. Leanna.
email@example.com (Bernard and Beverly Barnes) provides the following:
Charles Edward Watson, Private, Company F, 25th Alabama Infantry, CSA. He was captured at the Battle of Franklin, in Tenn. He then served the remainder of the war as a prisioner at Camp Douglass, Ill. At the end of the war he was paroled and went back to Coosa County, Alabama. He died on July 16th, 1882 in Wood County, Texas.
BUCKHIL@aol.com (Mark Edmondson) provides
Thomas Jefferson Edmondson was born in Coweta Co GA Sept 15th, 1839 ,or '38 or even '41 by the 1900 U.S. census. He moved with his mother and siblings to Al in 1849. He died Dec 8, 1929 on the family farm near Cragford Al. He is buried at the Methodist church where he preached for many years, Auslin Chapel, near Wedowee in Randolph Co, Al. He had two wives, the first, a Mary Mitchell, died "of disease" after bearing two sons (the first, Andrew Jackson, b. 1866, was my grandfather) and a daughter. His second wife, Mary Ann Grant (daughter of Maj Grant, CSA) bore him several children and died in 1943, still receiving his pension. Thomas Jefferson's main livelyhood after the war was preaching and little else; and his dedication to the church and it's teachings was notable according to those who knew him. His pension applications always state that he was unable to do much physical labor due to being "short-legged" from his war wound to his right leg. He was always with a cane or crutches to help get around. On his pension applications he always listed his possessions and assets as "nothing" and was in fact residing on his wifes land as he stated in his applications. On one application he listed his net worth as $76 in "assets" such as one mule, one cow, seven head of hogs, some chickens, etc. One of his in-laws served with the Union (not an unusual occurance in Northern Alabama I'm told) and for years after the war he would not talk or even be in the same room with the guy.
Betty Beem (firstname.lastname@example.org) provides:
Re: mashburn in co.h 25th ala
This Mashburn is my gggrandfather and the name should be Lawson O. Mashburn.
Lawson Osminites Mashburn, known as Mint, was born in 1832 at Abbeville Co. South Carolina, the son of Daniel and Dorinda Hughes Mashburn. His family moved to Talledega Co. Aabama in the early 1830"s. He married Martha E. Golden also of Talledega Co. at Antioch Baptist Church on September 22, 1852. He died abt 1872 probably in Dallas Co. He is believed to have been buried in Springville, Alabama in an unmarked grave with oly a rock slab over it. Martha, his wife, received a pension 21944 in Broken Arrow, St. Clair Co. Alabama. She was known as Blind Granny Mashburn(1837-1914) and had children Manda C., Lorinda E., Griffin W., Eliza Jane and Nancy. I have a picture of Blind granny if you are interested.
Ronald D. Bridges (Bridgesrd@worldnet.att.net) provides the following:
The information I am sending you came from a genealogy book on the Rushing family written by Peggy Rushing Sims. I hope it is of value.
His mother died when he was seven years old and his father died a few years later.
When Francis Marion was twelve years old, being an orphan, he and a brother went to Pike County where he lived with a uncle until he was sixteen years old. He worked on the farm and attended school in the winter.
Becoming dissatisfied with his lot, he began life for himself, working on a farm and attending school as he had means. He succeeded in otaining a fair education and taught school for a while. In 1855 he became clerk in the office of Probate Judge, P. D. Costello, continuing in this place until 1857, when be came clerk in a store and at the same time read medicine with Doctors J. P. Blue and J. G. Moore.
In 1859 he married Fannie V. Yelverton, born Wednesday, 19 April 1843, daughter of Judge Gappa T. Yelverton and Martha B. Yelverton, who came from George to Alabama, finally locating in Elba.
In 1861 Francis Marion graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana, and he practiced at Elba until 1862. He enlisted as a Private on Tuesday, 8 April 1862 and was made surgeon of the 25th Alabama, Company K, and spent some months at Corinth, MS. He re-enlisted in September 1863 at Elba, AL in Captain Brown's Company of Home Guards and continued service until May 1863, when his health forced him to resign. He was given an honorable discharge. He then returned to Bullock, Geneva County, AL, and practiced his profession until 1863.
His health improving, he joined the home guard and served at Pollard; Pensacola, FL and other places, taking part in several battles and skirmishes in that area. He was tendered a surgeon's position but refused, preferring to serve as a soldier. After the war, Doctor Rushing returned to Elba to continue his practice.
While a practicing physician, Judge Rushing was a member of the State Medical Association. He was one of the counselors for six years and president for some time of the Coffee County Medical Society.
Dr. Rushing was active in the county affairs and was elected to the Legislature in1878, and in 1880 to the State Senate from Coffee, Henry, Dale, and Geneva Counties, during which time he introduced several measures that became law.
When Judge Rushing and his County Commissioners took charge of the court affairs, the total county taxes were around $8000.00. The Tax Assessor's Abstract for 1893 showed a total of $7,685.90. On 15 May 1895, a committee was appointed to examine the books of the treasurer. J. M. Sanders reported the sum of $1,666.78 in the treasury. Judge Rushing began to make some improvements during this first term in office and in 1895, a contract was made with the Converse Bridge Company to build two steel bridges in Elba, across the Pea River and White Water Creek. During his first and second terms, seven bridges were constructed over these streams. Improvements were made on the county jail and courthouse. A special tax of 1/20th on one per cent was levied for this purpose in July 1895. In August 1895, the Commissioners Court contracted with the Pauley Jail Company for the price of $3000. 00 payable in five years, giving notes of $600.00, each bearing eight per cent interest.
Judge Rushing's administration will stand out prominently for years to come on account of three things: first the construction of several steel bridges; second, the building of a new courthouse; and third, for the establishment of a home for county paupers.
Dr. Rushing was president of the Board of the Board of Censors of the Medical Society of Coffee County in 1885. Composing this Board of Censors were doctors, F. M. Rushing, W. H. Chapman, J. W. Garrett, J. D. Blue and Ben A. Hill.
Dr. Rushing was at the time of his election as Probate Judge, a prominent and highly honored member of his chosen profession of medicine. He perhaps treated more people in Coffee County than any of his contemporaries in the profession, and he was universally popular.
He was a Mason, having joined the Elba Lodge No. 170 A. F. & A. M. in 1857. At the time of his death, he was the oldest member of the Elba Lodge.
Francis Marion and Fannie V. (Yelverton) Rushing had eight children. Fannie died 24 July 1877 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Elba, (AL). Francis served as mother and father of their children until his death 14 May 1912. He is also buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Elba. (AL)
"Rushing" Through the Generations, by Peggy Rushing Sims
Sallie Alexander Henry (SHenry6599@aol.com) provides the following:
Born Dec 25, 1827 in Alabama died 18 Jun 1901 and is buried in the Macedonia Cemetery in Geraldine,DeKalb, Ala. with his wife Georgia Ann Black.
He was with Co. G 25th Alabama Inf. and was captured Nov 15 1863 in the battle at Missionary Ridge. He was transfered from Nashville Tn, to Louisville, Ky and was received Dec 8 1863. He was sent Dec 9 1863 to Rock Island Ill. Jan 1, 1964 shows he is a prisoner of war at Rock Island Barracks, Ill. Love was transfeed for exchange March 2 1865.
He applied for pension June 12 1897 and again July 8 1898
Bill Cherepy (email@example.com) has provided the following list of members of the 25th who are buried in the Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, Georgia:
Author: Battey, George Magruder. Title: A history of Rome and Floyd
County. Publication: The Webb and Vary Co., c1922. Symbol "H" in Myrtle
Hill Burials. Pages 622-624.
Author: Georgia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy. Symbol "U" in Myrtle Hill Burials.
"Last Name","First Name","Company","Unit","Birth Date","Death Date","Notes","Source"
"Inzer","W. H.","F","25th Alabama",,,,"U"
"Bailey","F. M.","G","25th Alabama",,"April/May 1863","Died in Rome, Georgia Hospital.","B"
"Young","J. H.","A","25th Alabama",,"April 1863","Died Rome Hospital","B"
"Vaughn","J. P., Pvt.","D","25th Alabama",,"April 1863","Died Rome Hospital.","B"
"Corn","M.","G","25th Alabama",,,"Also found as 'Cain, M.'","U"
"Gormly","J. H.","A","25th Alabama",,,,"U"
Charles Uren has provided the following:
John Clifford Nelson was my great grandfathers older brother. He was 14 1/2 years old when he enlisted. b. 10 May 1847 Shell Banks, Baldwin Co., Alabama d. 24 June 1918 Pascagoula, Jackson Co., Mississippi. Buried in Gulf Shores area of Alabama.
Paul Petree provides the following:
The spelling for Monroe for C.J.C. and Frank M. is MUNROE. I am the great grandson of C.J.C. Both were wounded during the war. Frank at Nashville and Calvin at Kinston, North Carolina. There was another brother in the 25th, named William Washington Munroe. He was killed during the Battle of Franklin. From my research, I've concluded that he joined after Atlanta and was killed a few months later. William was the older brother, married with four or five children.
Larry Lowery has provided the following:
E.A.Lowery,W.W.Lowery,and J.W.Lowry were brothers.James Washington enlisted on 14 Oct 1861 at Wewoka,AL by Lt.Col.McClelland for the period of the war and was wounded on July 22,1864 in Hood's first sortie out of Atlanta and died from these wounds on Aug 22,1864.William Wilky was wounded on the same day in the same battle.He was recuperating when the war ended.Edmond Alexander was wounded at Missionary Ridge,shot in the neck.Edmond enlisted in the union army on 4/14/1865 as a Pvt,Co H,5th US vols and deserted 18 jun 1866. and returned to AL..
Sarah McCrary Price has submitted the following:
My GGGrandfather, Thomas Elmore McCrary, had 7 sons in the war. Four of them were killed in battle. My GGrandfather, James M. McCrary, was captured near Atlanta and died at Camp Chase, Oh. The youngest, William Henry McCrary, was too young to go with the others. When he enlisted four of them were already gone and the 25th was gone. He was in the 22nd.