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Place DeKalb, Alabama, United States
Year range 1862 - 1864
Surname Gray
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John A Gray Confederate Service.
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John A. Gray, Private, Company A, 18th Battalion, Alabama Volunteers

John Alman Gray enlisted as a Private, June 12, 1862 at Caperton's Ferry, Alabama with Captain George E. Cowan in the 18th Battalion, Alabama Volunteers. Age: 28 years; Height: 5', 8"; Fair Complexion; Dark Hair; Grey Eyes;

The battalion consisted of five companies of local men, organized in the summer of 1862, who were mounted originally. They were engaged in numerous encounters with the enemy along the line of Tennessee. In November, it was dismounted by consent and in January 1863 joined the army of Tennessee at Tullahoma. Attached to Woods's brigade, the battalion lost heavily at Chicamauga. It was thenceforward a part of Cleburne's fire-tried division throughout the campaigns of that army, fighting, marching, and suffering almost without intermission till its colors were furled in North Carolina. For the sake of convenience, the battalion was attached to the Thirty-third Alabama, without losing its distinctive organization. The only field officer was a major, as follows: William T Gunter of Jackson; resigned. John G. Gibson; killed at Chicamauga. Jasper J Jones of Jackson; captured at Mission Ridge. (see story from the state archives of Alabama [1])


The following Chart is to clarify National Archives Military Records from Civil War Records found on Footnote.com

Page No Dates Remarks
J A Gray - Private Enlisted June 12, 1862 At Capertons Ferry, DeKalb, Al with Capt G. E. Cowan for 2 Years
1 Card Numbers: 4460, 2698, 2799, 2863, 2948, 3052, 3157, 3241, 3316, 3391, 3449
2 6/12/1862 Muster in Date John Gray Muster-in Roll: 28 years old. From (old) Co. B. 1st Battalion Alabama. Horse $190, Eq. $20 Enlisted 6/12/1862
3 8/31-11/10/1862 Muster Roll: present. Unpaid. Enlisted Sept. 1 1862 for 2 years at Capterton Ferry, Ala by Capt G. E. Cowan
4 11/10/1862- 1/10/1863 Muster Roll; present. Enlisted Sept. 1. Last paid 1/10/1863 by Maj. Walt.
5 1/10-2/28/1863 Muster Roll: present. Enlisted Sept. 1 Last paid 1/10/1863 by Maj. Walt. On extra duty since 2/22/63 by order Surgeon.
6 2/28 - 4/30/1863 Muster Roll: absent. Enlisted 6/12/1862. Last paid 1/10/1863 by Maj Walt. Nurse in hospital in Georgia by order since Feby 10/63 by order of Surgeon.
7 4/30-6/30-1863 Muster Roll: present. Last paid 1/10/1863 by Maj Walt. enlisted 6/12/62.
8 7/1-8/31/1863 Muster Roll: present. Last paid 6/30/1863 by Captain. Milner. Enlisted 6/12/1862.
9 9/1-10/31/1863 Muster Roll: present. Last paid 8/31/1863 by Capt. Milner. Enlisted 6/12/62.
10 10/31 - 12/31/1863 Muster Roll: absent. Last paid 10/31/1863 by Capt Milner. Enlisted 6/12/62. Sent to hospital December 23 (1863) by order of Surgeon.
11 12/31/1863-2/29/1864 Muster Roll: Last Paid 10/31/1863 by Capt Milner. Enlisted 6/12/62. Sent to hospital December 23 (1863) by order of Surgeon.
Chart No 2
1 Card NumbersJohn A Gray: 4460, 2740, 2797, 2861, 2946, 3050, 3155, 3239, 3314, 3389, 3447,3512
2 6/25-8/31/1862Jno. A. Gray Muster Roll: Present. No other remarks. (old) Co B 1st Battalion Alabama Partisan Rangers.
3 8/31-11/10/1862Muster Roll: present. Last paid 8/31/1862 by Lt Horn. (old) Co B, 1st Battalion, Alabama Volunteers. Enlisted 6/12/1862.
4 11/10/1862-1/10/1863Muster Roll; present. Last paid 1/10/1863 by Maj. Walt. (old) Co B. 1st Battalion, Alabama Volunteers. Enlisted 6/12/1862.
5 1/10-2/28/1863J.. A. Gray Muster Roll:present. Last paid 1/10/1863 by Maj Walt. (new) Co A Gibson's Battalion, Alabama Volunteers. Enlisted 6/12/1862.
6 2/28-4/30/1863J.A. Gray Muster Roll: absent. Last paid 3/1/1863 by Lt. Linrhicum. Nurse in hosptial at Tulahoma since Feby 15 (1863) (new) Co A, Gibsons Battalion, Alabama Volunteers. Enlisted 6/12/1862.
7 4/30-6/30/1863 J. A. Gray Muster Roll: absent. Last paid 3/1/1863 by Lt. Linrhicum. Nurse in Tullahoma, Tenn by order of Surgeon since Feby 15, (1863) Co A, Gibson's Battalion, Alabama Volunteers. Enlisted 6/12/1862.
8 7/1-8/31/1863 J. A. Gray Muster Roll: present. Last paid 3/1/1863 by Lt Linrhicum. (new) Co A, Gibson Battalion, Alabama Volunteers. Enlisted 6/12/1862.
9 9/1-10/31/1863 J. A. Gray Muster Roll. present. Last paid 8/31/63 by Capt. Milner. (new) 1st Battalion, Alabama Volunteers. Enlisted 6/12/1862.
10 10/31-12/31/1863 J. A. Gray Muster Roll. present. Last paid 10/31/63 by Capt Milner. Company A Enlisted 6/12/1862.
11 12/31/1863-2/29/1864 J. A. Gray Muster Roll: absent. Last paid 10/31/63 by Capt Milner. Absent without leave since Feb 28. (1864) Company A.
12 6/31-8/31/1864 J. A. Gray Remarks: dropped from the roll as a deserter on the 11 of August 1864. Due the Confederacy $8,666 (?) for Ordinance lost. Company A Enlistment date not stated!

For a brief description on part of the battle of Chickamauga where John Gray's 18th Alabama Battalion, commanded by Major John H Gibson, under Brig General S.A M. Wood's Brigrade took part, please see the following article: http://ngeorgia.com/history/chickam.html

John surrendered at Stevenson, Alabama on May 13, 1865 and took his Oath of Allegiance on May 14, 1865, as a Private, 33 Regiment Alabama Infantry.

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