Richard White's
Confederate Kin


Richard White has too many Confederate ancestors and kin to keep up with, but he keeps looking for more...

The trail is long and winding and a bit tedious at times, but surprises may lurk around around any corner.  I appreciate the contact by a ever-growing number of distant relatives brought about by the existence of these web pages, and I hope that more such are forthcoming.  It seems that many of us each have only a small portion of a map through our past that if put together will describe for us us one hell of a journey...

However, as I look further into the map of those travels I become more and more impressed with how much death came close to home in family members no longer remembered, who are scattered in the earth in places unknown, marked or unmarked, through the war.  When I started this project I thought that most of my ancestors came through the war virtually unscathed because  it was the survivors who continued on and because my very existence depends on the birth and survival of several post-war babies... but what I was unaware of was how very many kinsmen were actually lost in the war, and how completely they have been forgotten.  Today these men can no longer be remembered... their memory has to be resurrected and re-created from scattered and incomplete records.

But in some ways those who died in the war were the lucky ones.  They did not live to see the loss of everything that they had struggled so hard and died for.  They did not live on physically mutilated, ill with terminal disease brought to them by the war, or with mental scars ("soldier's heart"... what we would now call post traumatic stress disorder - P.T.S.D.) that affected them and their families deeply.

In some cases, I am not sure of a family connection and have stated what I know in hopes that someone who reads these pages can help make or break such a connection.  Whatever their fate, here is the little that I now know of my Confederate kinsmen and their families:


David Autry  64th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Henry Autry  11th Georgia Artillery Battalion (Sumter Flying Artillery)

James C. Autry  64th Georgia Infantry Regiment

John English Autry  64th Georgia Infantry Regiment

William Bluford Barwick  12th Georgia Militia

John Butler  6th Florida Infantry Regiment

Henry C. Carter Gamble's Florida Light Artillery and Kilcrease Florida Light Artillery

James M. Carter 5th Florida Infantry Regiment

Morris Carter 5th Florida Infantry Regiment

William P. Carter 61st Georgia Infantry Regiment

Ashley J. Davis  11th Florida Infantry Regiment and 1st Florida Cavalry (Union)

Hugh Craven Davis  2d Georgia State Troops and 2d Florida Cavalry Regiment

Jasper N. Davis  50th Georgia Infantry

John W. Davis  50th Georgia Infantry

Jonah Beale Davis  8th Florida Infantry Regiment

L.C. Davis  12th Georgia Militia

Thomas Prevatt Davis  8th Florida Infantry Regiment

James M. Dawsey  37th Alabama Infantry Regiment

Thomas Jefferson Dawsey  37th Alabama Infantry Regiment

George W. Haire  5th Florida Cavalry Battalion

John Haire  5th Florida Cavalry Battalion

John Haire  29th Georgia Cavalry Battalion

John Hair  6th Florida Infantry Regiment and 1st Florida Reserves

James C. Haire 17th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Little Berry Hare  5th Florida Cavalry Battalion

Wiley W. Hare  5th Florida Cavalry Battalion

George Haven  Campbell's Independent Georgia Siege Artillery Company

Green Berry Haven  Gamble's Florida Light Artillery and Campbell's Independent Georgia Siege Artillery Company

Henry Haven  59th Georgia Infantry Regiment

John Shepard Haven  Campbell's Independent Georgia Siege Artillery Company

John Shepard Haven  1st Florida Reserves Battalion

William Sampson Johnson  59th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Franklin Jordan  37th Alabama Infantry Regiment

Angus McQuien  11th Georgia Artillery Battalion (Sumter Flying Artillery)

John Murphy  64th Georgia Infantry Regiment

John W. Murphy  11th Georgia Artillery Battalion (Sumter Flying Artillery)

Alfred M. Prevatt   3d North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Alfred R. Prevatt  51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Andrew J. Prevatt  51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Charles Prevatt  50th North Carolina Infantry Regiment

David Ward Prevatt  11th Florida Infantry Regiment

Elias Prevatt  51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Henry C. Prevatt  51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

James P. Prevatt  51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

James W. Prevatt  8th Florida Infantry Regiment

John Prevatt  46th North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Jordan Prevatt  51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Joseph Prevatt  18th North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Michael Prevatt  51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Peter P. Prevatt  51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Thomas K. Prevatt  8th Florida Infantry Regiment

William W. Prevatt  51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Willis P. Prevatt  51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Charles A. Rehberg  59th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Henry Rehberg  17th Georgia Infantry Regiment

John Rehberg  59th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Luke R. Rehberg  12th Georgia State Troops*

William Rehberg  59th Georgia Infantry Regiment

George W. Sellers   51st Georgia Infantry Regiment

Jacob Benjamin Sellers  51st Georgia Infantry Regiment

Richard M. Sellars 11th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Allen Spears  12th Georgia Militia*

Allen W. Spears  49th Georgia Infantry Regiment and  United States Volunteer Infantry, no regiment designated

David E. Spears  29th Georgia Infantry Regiment

John A. Spears  50th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Harrison W. Spears  29th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Winfred G. Spears  29th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Bryant R. Welch  59th Georgia Infantry Regiment and 9th Florida Infantry Regiment

William Newton Welch  59th Georgia Infantry Regiment

Joseph G. White  6th Florida Infantry Regiment

* I believe that the 12th Georgia State Troops and 12th Georgia Militia are probably one and the same unit.  There are Compiled Confederate Service Records  records existing in the name 12th Georgia Militia, but Luke Rehberg is not listed in them.  The records are so sparse that I cannot say that with certainty , but I am unaware of any other possibilities.


Click on the peanut to see the lyrics and hear the tune of my favorite song of the War of Northern Aggression.


The photo of me at the top of the page was taken by my brother-in-law, Fritz Stewart, as I spoke at the memorial service at the Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Site, on 6 March 2000.


I always want to hear from anyone with an interest in anything mentioned in these pages.  Contact me by e-mail at: rw@pone.com


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