Sons of Confederate Veterans
Brig. General John Sayles Camp #366
This page is in honor of our qualifying ancestors
John Wesley Griffin
Born: 18 Jul 1848 in Lebanon, AR
Died: 06 Feb 1931 In Harrison, AR
In Jul 1864, just short of his 16th birthday he joined the Confederate Forces and served until the end of the Civil War. He was a private in Co G, Jackmans Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry he also served in Co G Nichils Regiment Arkansas Calvary. His mount was a mule. He was in battles at Booneville, MO - Jefferson City, MO - Lexington, MO - Big Blue, KS Ft. Leavenworth, KS - Independence, MO and Fayetteville, AR.
John Wesley Griffin was licensed to preach in 1886 and was admitted to the Arkansas Conference, United Methodist Church South in 1889. He was ordained a deacon in 1890 an elder in 1894. He served as a circuit riding preacher throughout the northwestern section of Arkansas retracing many of the areas in which his father served before him.
Born: 6 Dec 1840 in Fayette County, TN
Died: 25 Dec 1880 in Searcy County, AR
Wade like his three brothers Jesse Lank, Richard Dewitt Clinton, and John Wesley Griffin, joined the Confederate Forces in Jan 1862. He served in the 7th Arkansas Cavalry, 8th Regt. Ark. Cavalry, 32nd Ark. Infantry, and the 45th Arkansas Militia. His organizations were in battles at Prairie Grove, Helena, Bayou Fourche, Jenkins Ferry, Poison Springs, Mark Mills, and Pine Bluff.
After his military service he returned to Searcy County, Arkansas where started working in a Grist Mill. On 25 Dec 1880 Wade was killed in a Grist Mill boiler explosion in Searcy County, Arkansas.
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Arthur M. Bradford
Born: Franklin County Tennessee 1817
Arthur M. Bradford first enlisted at Jackson, Tennessee, on 10 March 1862 as a private in Capt. R. P. Ford's Company, 55 Regiment Tennessee Infantry. R. P. Ford's Company of the 55th (Brown's) Regiment was organized at Jackson, Madison County, on 10 March 1862. This company was reorganized on 5 May 1862 and became Company "L", 6th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. The 6th Infantry Regiment had been organized in May 1861at Camp Beauregard, Jackson, Tennessee. After fighting at Shiloh and Perryville, it was placed in General Maney's and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee on 8 April 1862.
Arthur Bradford was at the battles of Shiloh, Murfeesboro, and Perryville.
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Francis Marion Hamilton
Born: December 17, 1831 Pike County Mississippi
Died: July 31, 1917 Fisk, Coleman County, Texas
Francis served as a Private in the 31st Louisiana Regiment Volunteer
Infantry, Company B.
Thomas Jefferson Barron
Born: 1834 Butts County, Georgia
Died: 27 Dec 1878 New Harmony, Smith Co, Texas
Thomas Barron was a Private in Company B, 8th Alabama Infantry.
Enlisted 17 May 1861"for the war" at Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama at the age of 28 years and married, then resident of Coosa County, Alabama.
Private Barron was sent to Hospital #9 Richmond, Virginia 22 July 1863. Alabama Hospital 2nd Division, Virginia 25 July 1863 and furloughed home. In hospital in Montgomery, Alabama on 1 Sept.1864. Paroled 10 June 1865 Headquarters 72nd Ill. Inf. Union Springs, Bullock County, Alabama.
Description - 5' 8", dark hair, black eyes, fair complexion. Occupation: farmer.
His descendant, Compatriot Bobby Morris, perpetuates the memory of Private Thomas Barron of Company B, 8th Alabama Infantry, in this camp.
John Holman Burnett
Born: 2 Oct 1845, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Died: 9 Mar 1898, Blackburne, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
Private, Company I, 62nd Alabama Infantry
Enlisted 5 Apr 1864, at age 16, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama
"for the war".
Originally in Lockhart's Infantry Battalion of Alabama Exempts, which became Company I, 1st Alabama Infantry Reserves in Aug 1864, which became Company I, 62nd Alabama Infantry, March 1865.
Record - General Hospital Selma, Alabama
According to his wifes (Narcissus (Perry) Burnett) pension record fellow members of his company Lt. Lewis Johnson and Sgt. Charles Johnson said that John H. Burnett was a good and true soldier, always faithful to the southern cause.
His descendant, Compatriot Paul Morris, perpetuates the memory of Private John Burnett, Company I, 62nd Alabama Infantry, in this camp.
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Jesse Porter Stansel
Born: 1824 Thomas County,Georgia
Died: 04 Dec 1872 Wellborn, Suwannee Co., Florida
On August 12th 1863 Jesse Porter enlisted as a Private in the CSA, 5th Florida Calvary, Co. G in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida at the ripe old age of 39. Little is known of Jesses Confederate service time. The State of Florida has scanned in every CSA Widows Application for Pension and it is from this document details of his death are revealed.
He was afterwards and to wit on the 4th day of December 1872 shot and
killed while attempting to assist his son who had been shot down in the streets of
Wellborn, Florida. (He being unarmed) was trying to prevent his boy from being
murdered, leaving me to lumber for and raise our children
His descendant, Compatriot B. D. Stansel, perpetuates the memory of Private Jesse Stansel of Company G, 5th Florida Calvary, in this camp.