The Statesboro Area Confederate Veterans Reunion & Parade of 1902
Copied from the Statesboro News 15 August 1902
(Courtesy of Smith C. Banks and transcribed by Jim Hall.)
We Published this week a list of the old confederate veterans, who registered their names and marched in the parade on the 17th. Mr. S. J. Williams who furnished the list, says he thinks about 25 failed to register. In all 205 are on the register, and with the 25, make 230 of them who were in line. Their ages range from 54 to 84, with an average of about sixty years. [Note: one veteran was 99 years old.]
It will be seen that five states are represented in the list to-wit: Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Flordia. Numbers came from Bryan, Screven, Tattnall, Emanuel and Effingham. They all had a pleasant time, and the News trust they will all meet again in Statesboro.
G. A. Hart 5622 Inf. H. G. Wright 71
B. W. Darsey 655 GA Cav. C. K. Leitner 54 Stovalls Stf.
C. R. Davis 5747GA Inf. J. H. Smith 631 GA Inf.
C. Gay 605GA Cav. D. Hagin 5654 GA Inf.
J. H. Mills 6025GA Inf. S. J. Lee5556 GA Inf.
Dr. C. L. Sample 72 5 GA Cav. G. W. Proctor6657 GA Inf.
L. L. Elkins 65 54 GA Inf. H. L. Hamilton 6722 GA Art.
L. A. Wise 591SC Art. A. J. Brown 567 GA Cav.
M. J. Green 5761 GA Inf. John Gay 625 GA Cav.
S. Oglesby 5754GA Inf. Remer Franklin6261GA Inf.
I. L. Smith 58 5GA Cav. H. C. Evans 53 Capers Batt.
Jack Mikell 56 GA Art W. P. Roundtre 625 GA Cav.
F. G. Hodges775 GA Cav. John D. Ford 825 GA Cav.
W. O. Darsey60 Chaplin J. H. Smith 6012 GA Cav.
T. L. Wimberly 5732GA Inf. Wiley Davis 575 GA Cav.
J. Grooms 6054GA Inf. T. A. Waters 6047 GA Cav.[?}
H. G. Thain 641 NC Art C. H. Shockley 568 GA Cav
W. S. Lee 55 State Tr. John J. Mincep 701 GA Cav.
Dennis Kellar 56 5GA Cav. D. C. Proctor 7147 GA Inf.
Jas. R. Hall615GA Cav. S. S. Davis 5947 GA Inf.
D. J. Brunson 625GA Cav. G. W. Waters 54 GA Militia
John Martin 62 5GA Cav. A. Britt 8450 NC
P. G. Boykin6325GA Inf. W. P. Bobbett 726 AL
W. J. Wilson61 5GA Cav. W. H. Daniel 7663 GA
J. L. Tannerson 67 2GA Inf. Allen Lee 567 GA
S. J. Williams 615GA Cav. David Strange7048 GA
S. H. Kennedy 6961GA Inf. H. H. Bailey 5757 GA
J. L. Rimes 56 State Tr. William Davis5847 GA
M. B. Roberts 63 1GA Reg. A. L. Cowart 705 GA Cav.
W. M. Henderson 595 GA Cav. J. L. Cowart 5757 GA Inf.
J.C.Hollingsworth 62 25GA Inf. J. I. Kingery 6749 GA Inf.
J. J. Brewer635 GA Cav. T. J. Morris 613 SC Cav.
L. M. Lanier 6025GA D. L. Kennedy 6647 GA Inf.
J. H. Frisbee 5610FL W. M. Drew 644 GA Inf.
W. M. Gayer 5514GA Jas. A. Fulcher 5522 GA Art.
E. J. Kennedy 571 GA Madison Woods6022 GA Art
J. J. Kickliter 605 GA Cav. W. W. Pool 6261 GA Inf.
Simon Waters5847GA Cav. A. Cason 6712 GA Bat.
G. W. Lee 6047GA Cav. J. W. Cowart 605 GA Cav.
S. Lamb 6354GA Cav. E. S. Thompson579 GA Inf.
James Gould 5847 GA Cav. B. T. Outland 7210 SC Inf.
Barber Waters 585GA Cav. N. W. Woodcock 6447 GA Inf.
M. J. McElveen 625 GA Cav. W. H. Wiggins6726 SC Inf.
Richard Woodrum 74 GA Militia M. C. Jones 55 GA Art.
John T. Brannen 707 GA Cav. W. N. Hall635 GA Cav.
A. J. Youngblood 58 7 GA Cav. John M. Hendrix 5728 GA Inf.
H. I. Waters5747GA Inf. Matthew Miller695 GA Cav.
Mack Jones 7047GA Inf. W. D. Waters 6047GA Inf.
William Gould 819 GA J. R. Brown 588 GA Inf.
B. L. Smith 5757 GA J. V. Rowe6147 GA Inf.
W. R. Whitaker 553 GA R. P. Binum 6528 GA Inf.
John Kennedy7345GA Inf. J. M. Langford 6514 GA Inf.
J. R. Hunnicutt 5666GA O. Dutton 6254 GA Inf.
Aleck Brannen 7547GA A. Scarboro 7222 Bat Ar
A. J. Smith 615 GA Cav. W. N. Lee 7347 GA Inf.
R. M. Williams 565 GA Cav. G. R. Beasley605 GA Cav.
William Cason 6912GA W. G. Sammons 5648GA Inf.
Michael Collins 79 Eli Kennedy 637 GA Cav.
C. S. Martin589 GA Inf. J. G. Williams 5747 GA Inf.
Isaiah Parish 589 GA Inf. H. C. Lee 5947 GA Inf.
O. A. Young 6848GA Inf. R. R. Tucker 693 SC Cav.
W. B. Hart 5847GA Inf. J. B. Groover 645 GA Cav.
J. T. Author 6127GA Inf. J. K. Kirkland 601 SC Inf.
Millenton Waters625 GA Inf. W. H. Lewis 6211 SC Inf.
Josh Ellis 6061GA Inf. F. M. Warren 6261 GA Inf.
W. G. T. Woodrum 56 GA Reserve John Williford 753 GA Inf.
W. W. Dekle 572GA Stat. W. W. Tinley 5748 GA Inf.
G. W. Williams 7047 GA Inf. J. S. Cone5747 GA Inf.
W. J. Blackburn 542GA P.Corps H. M. Burnsides 587 GA Cav.
Philip Morris 6529 GA A. W. Waters 5554 GA Inf.
Henry Richardson 72 47 GA James Bland 5847 GA Inf.
J. M. Newton 575 GA Cav. E. W. Neance 7420 NC Inf.
Edmond Kennedy 765 GA Cav. E. D. Holland 546 SC Reg
Joshua Hollaway 5761GA W. H. West6810 SC Inf.
J. T. Black 5657 GA Inf. Wiley Nessmith6149 GA Inf
John Holland567 GA Cav. Ancil Alderman585 GA Cav.
J. R. Brown 637 GA Cav. E. Brady 6625GA Inf.
C. Green 5861 GA Cav. J. T. Mikell 54 Ft. McAllister
M. Warren5661 GA Cav. John Collins 55 Ft. McAllister
Jason Franklin 5722 GA Bat. A. J. Waters 54 GA Militia
W. A. Hodges 605 GA Cav. B. W. Durden 64 7 GA Cav
J. A. Nevil 58 5 GA Cav. Robert Lester 7012 TX Cav.
William Hollaway 6061 GA Inf. H. H. Moore 576 GA Res.
J. F. Rawls 7054 GA Inf. L. W. Lee567 GA Cav.
E. W. Hodges625 GA Cav. J. B. Flynt 5510 GA Cav.
Sol Akins 639GA Inf. J. R. Proctor 6128 GA Inf.
Robert Akins795GA Cav. A. S. Flynt 5610 GA Cav.
R. W. DeLoach 595GA Cav. Robert Akins 5847 GA Inf.
Z.. T. DeLoach 585GA Cav. Ira Dickinson 629 GA Inf.
Mike Dixon 6247GA Inf. G. Lewis 5847 GA Inf.
H. Lawrence Conley 725 GA Cav. P. G. Dickinson 68 47 GA Inf.
J. B. Waters 691GA Beg. J. K. Hendrix5722 GA Inf.
M. L. Warren57 2State Tr. A. E. Proctor6347 GA Inf.
J. K. Brannan 59 3GA Inf. J. D. Jones 58 SC Art.
L. P. Woods 67 9GA Inf. L. E. M. Williams 9947 GA Inf.
[Notes: About 40 of the veterans were members of the 5th Georgia Cavalry Regiment.
From the ages of al the veterans it appears many of them served when they were between the ages of 14 and 16 years old. * Readers may find it useful to use our genealogy page to locate which regiments included soldiers from a particular county.]
From Smith C. Banks we also have a picture of the Bulloch veterans at their 1911 Reunion below.
And this article about the Bulloch area reunion held in Metter (now Candler County) in 1906. This photo shows the members of Bulloch County Camp #1227 of The Confederate Veterans [Also contributed by Smith C. Banks. The caption below identifies some of the people in the photo.]
This photo taken on Wednesday, July 19th, 1911, shows over 100 members of Camp #1227 of the Confederate Veterans of Bulloch County at their annual reunion at the Jaeckel Hotel in Statesboro. The Hotel still stands in Statesboro and is listed on the National Historic Register. More than 2,000 people attended the soldier’s reunion to hear speeches and share in the event. The lady in the center is Miss Inez Williams, Sponsor of Camp #1227. Some of the veterans in the photo include Elder A. W. Patterson, James Bland, Jacob Rocker, George Beasley, Remer Franklin, H.I. Waters, Sam Brack, John Turner, Jere Howard, Sam J. Williams, John A. Nevils, T. J. Whitaker, color bearer; Milenton Waters, E. W. Hodges, Alex Parrish, T. A. Waters, H.H. Bailey, Isaiah Parrish, Merida Hendrix, E.D. Holland, Jack Bowen, S.L. Moore, J.S. Hagin. This photo appeared in the July 26, 1911 issue of the Bulloch Times, but did not identify the veterans. The partial identification was made when the photo was reprinted in 1952. The home at the right is that of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Franklin Sr. (Photo courtesy of Smith C. Banks).