September 23, 2017

Pages 4611-4619
Whole Number 173

A ROSTER OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS NAMED SPARKS WHO SERVED FROM GEORGIA



A number of years ago, a professional genealogist (Carrie Grant Heppen) copied for us the data pertaining to men named Sparks that she found in a six-volume compilation at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., devoted to Confederate Army soldiers from Georgia. The 1959 compiler of this work had been Lillian Henderson, whose title had been Director of the Confederate Pensions and Record Department at the Archives. We realize that this roster is not complete, but, nevertheless, it should prove to be of interest to a number of our readers.

We reproduce these records here, along with a number of footnotes inserted by Ms. Henderson, as Mrs. Heppen copied them for us from this six-volume compilation.

Vol. 1, page 19. Muster Roll of Company B, First Confederate Regiment Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Catoosa County, Georgia. ("Ringgold Volunteers")

Sparks, Alonzo M. - Private, October 7, 1862. On detail duty in Quartermaster Dept., September 14, 1864. No later record.

Sparks. Ludlow E. - Private, December 20, 1861. Appointed 1st Sergt. Wounded in hands, resulting in amputation of two fingers, at Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 1864. Furloughed from Ocmulgee Hospital at Macon, Georgia, September 12, 1864. On de tail duty with Provost Guard at Columbus, Ga., December 14, 1864. No further record.

Vol. 1, page 404. Muster Roll of Company E, 2nd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Fannin County, Georgia. ("The Joe Brown's")

Sparks, John J. - Private, April 22, 1861. Appears last on roll for July 1, 1861.

Vol. 1, page 551. Muster Roll of Company E, 3d Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Houston County, Georgia. ("Governor's Guards")

Sparks, J. O. A. - Chaplain, November 25, 1863. (See Private, Co. A, 4th Regiment, following.)

Vol. 1, page 561. Muster Roll of Co. A, 4th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Talbot County, Georgia. ("Southern Rifles")

Sparks, J. O. A. - Private, April 26, 1861. Appointed Chaplain, November 2, 1861. Dropped from rolls January 4, 1865.

Sparks, Richard Watty - Private, June 30, 1861. Killed at Chancellorsville, Va., May 1, 1863.

Vol. 1, page 604. Muster Roll of Company F, 4th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Gordon County, Georgia. ("Toombs Volunteers.")

Sparks, Caswell S. - Private, April 29, 1861. Discharged, disability. May 17. 1862. Died in 1864.

Vol. 1, page 954. Muster Roll of Company E, 8th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Floyd County, Georgia. ("Millers Rifles")

Sparks, J. M. - Private, 1861. Wounded at 1st Manassas, Va., July 21, 1861. No later record.

Sparks, Thomas C. - Private, May 14, 1861. Wounded at 1st Manassas, Va., July 21, 1861. Absent sick December 31, 1861. No later record.

Sparks, William M. - Private, May 14, 1861. Transferred to Co. D, 20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, July 14, 1861. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865.

(Note: "This Company left Atlanta, Georgia, May 21, 1861, proceeded to Richmond, Va., by order of Secretary of War. Arrived there on the 24th and reported to Gen. Lee for duty. May 25, 1861. No rolls of this Company on file in War Department, Washington, D.C., from July 1, 1861, to March 1, 1863.")

Vol. 1, page 1010. Muster Roll of Company B, 9th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Chattooga County, Georgia. ("Chattooga Volunteers")

Sparks, Wesley - Private, June 12, 1861. Sick at Richmond, Va., July 28, - October 30, 1861; Discharged in 1861. Enlisted as a private in Co. H, 3rd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry, May 13, 1862. Captured at New Haven, Ky., September 29, 1862, sent from Cairo, 111., to Vicksburg, Miss., on board steamer Emerald for exchange, November 1, 1862. Wounded, date and place unknown. Roll of December 31, 1864, last on file, shows him absent, wounded. No later record. (Born in 1840.)

Sparks, William S. - Private, June 12, 1861. Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia, September 18, 1863; Released at Camp Douglas, 111., June 15, 1865.

Vol. 1, page 1061. Muster Roll of Company K, 9th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Sumter County, Georgia. ("Americus Volunteer Rifles")

Sparks, Manley E. - 1st Lieutenant, June 11, 1861. Elected Captain, May 6, 1864. On furlough February 28, 1865. No later record.

Vol. 2, page 97. Muster Roll of Co. C, 13th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Murry County, Georgia. ("Murray Rifle Company")

Sparks, James M. - Private, July 3, 1861. Died of pneumonia at Camp Sam Jones, near Centreville, Va., January 26,1862.

Vol 2, page 276. Muster Roll of Co. D, 13th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infan try, Army of Northern Virginia. Evans' Brigade, Gordon's Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Upson County, Georgia. ("Upson Volunteers")

Sparks, Benjamin W. - 2nd Lieutenant, July 8, 1861. Resigned November 1, 1861.

Vol. 2, page 605. Muster Roll of Co. H, 17th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, Harris County, Georgia. ("Harris Bartows")

Sparks, Hiram. - Private, August 15, 1861. V/ounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863. Died of wounds, July 8, 1863.

Vol. 2, page 715. Muster Roll of Co. C, 19th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer In fantry, Army of Tennessee, Campbell County, Georgia. ("Palmetto Guards")

Sparks, M. - Private, June 11, 1861. Discharged on account of chronic bronchitis at Camp Johnson, Va., February 12, 1862.

Sparks, G. B. - Private, June 22, 1861. Received commutation of rations while on furlough from February 12 to April 14, 1863; at Charleston, S.C. July 24, 1863. No later records.

(Note: "This company appears to have been organized as Co. C, 2nd Regiment, 4th Brigade, Georgia State Troops, June 11, 1861. There are no rolls of this company on file in War Department, Washington, D.C.") [Campbell County no longer exists; it was formed in 1828 from Carroll and Coweta Counties, but in 1926 & 1928 it was merged with Fulton and other counties.]

Vol. 2, page 795. Muster Roll of Co. D, 20th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Polk County, Georgia.

Sparks, William M. - Enlisted as a private in Co. F, 8th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, May 14, 1861. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865.

Vol. 2, page 1023. Muster Roll of Co. B, 23rd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Union County, Georgia.

Sparks, E. L. - Private, August 31, 1861. Died, Richmond, Va. hospital, July 8, 1862.

Sparks, Harden J. - Private, August 31. 1861. Absent on sick furlough at Ivy Log, Ga., November 11, 1861 - January 1862. No later record.

Vol. 3, page 53. Muster Roll of Co. F, 24th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Gwinnett County, Georgia. ("Gwinnett Independent Blues")

Sparks, G. - Private, August 24, 1861. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865

Sparks, Thomas - Private, August 24, 1861. Captured at Cold Harbor, Va., June 1, 1864. Released at Elmira, New York, July 11, 1865.

Vol. 3, page 372. Muster Roll of Co. B, 28th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Washington County, Georgia. ("Sandersville Volunteers")

Sparks, Andrew J. - Private, March, 1864. Wounded through mouth, jaw- bone broken, at Bentonville, N.C., March 19, 1865. Pension record shows him at home, wounded, at close of war. (Born in Georgia November 1, 1845.)

Vol. 3, page 406. Muster Roll of Co. G, 28th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer In fantry, Army of Tennessee. Gordon County, Georgia. ("Freeman Guerillas" or "Freeman Guards")

Sparks, James S. - Private, August 29, 1861. Died in Virginia in 1862. Buried in Confederate Cemetery at Lynchburg, Va., No. 2, 3rd line, Lot #170. - College's [sic].

Vol. 3, page 828. Muster Roll of Co. H, 34th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Banks County, Georgia.

Sparks, Thomas Jefferson. Private, May 12, 1862. Appointed Corporal. Died at home with yellow fever, December 30, 1862.

(This company was also known as Co. B.)

Vol. 3, page 854. Muster Roll of Co. B, 35th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer In fantry, Army of Northern Virginia. Newton County, Georgia. ("Bartow Avengers")

Sparks, Masters H. - 4th Corporal, September 21, 1861. Died of typhoid fever at Evansport, Va., February 23, 1862.

Sparks, Mathew. - Private, September 21, 1861. Died of measles at Evansport, Va, December 1861.

Sparks, Peter B. - Private, February 24, 1862. Died of heart disease at Camp Gregg, near Fredericksburg, Va., February 15, 1863.

Sparks, Welcome U. - Private, March 1, 1862. Wounded at Mechanicsville, Va., June 26, 1862. Captured at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. Died of pneumonia at Elmira, New York, November 10, 1864. Grave #787, Woodlawn Cemetery.

Vol. 3, page 937. Muster Roll of Co. A, 36th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Cherokee County, Georgia.

Sparks, W. R. - Private, September 1, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Ms., July 4, 1863. Received at Grantiot Street Military Prison at St. Louis, Missouri., July 26, 1863. No further record.

(Note: "In April 1865, the 36th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, was consolidated with the 42nd and parts of the 34th and 56th Regiments, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, and formed a part of the Army under command of General Joseph E. Johnston in North Carolina.")

Vol. 3, page 946. Muster Roll of Co. B, 36th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Whitfield County, Georgia.

Sparks, John S. - Private, February 1, 1862. Appointed Corporal. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863, and paroled there July 9, 1863. Released at Camp Morton, Indiana, May 23, 1865. Records also show he "Enlisted under force. May 15, 1862. Always been loyal. Gave himself up. Wishes to take Oath and remain north. Certificate sworn to at Camp Morton, Indiana, June 3, 1864."

page 947.

Sparks, Samuel - Private, February 1, 1862. Captured at Dalton, Georgia, May 14, 1864. Released at Camp Morton, Indiana, May 22, 1865. Records also show he "Enlisted under force. May 15, 1862. Always was loyal. Gave himself up. Wishes to take Oath and remain north."

Vol. 3, page 997. Muster Roll of Co. H, 36th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Whiftfield County, Georgia.

Sparks, Thomas W. - Private, April 24, 1862. Died of disease, July 25, 1863.

Vol. 4, page 103. Muster Roll of Co. C, 3rd Battalion, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Fulton County, Georgia. ("Lewis and Phillips Guards," originally "County Line Volunteers")

Sparks, Robert G. - Private, February 1, 1862. Wounded in hand at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, June 18, 1862. Discharged at Manchester, Tennessee, December 6, 1862.

(Note: "This Company originally Lieutenant Colonel Marcellus A. Stovall's Battery, 4th Brigade, Georgia Artillery.")

Vol. 4, page 350. Muster Roll of Co. A, 40th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Paulding County, Georgia.

Sparks, J. M. - Private, March 10, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863, and paroled there June 6, 1863. Elected 1st Lieutenant in 1863. Roll of December 31, 1863, last on file, shows him present. No later date. (Date of enlistment of this company given as February 24, 1862.)

Vol. 4, page 441. Muster Roll of Co. B, 41st Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Cobb County, Georgia - Kennesaw Infantry.

Sparks, Singleton - Private, March 4, 1862. Died at Atlanta, Georgia, June 17, 1862. Vol. 4, page 447. Muster Roll of Co. C, 41st Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, and Paulding Counties. ("Acworth Invincibles")

Sparks, Calvin Jones - Private, March 4, 1862. Wounded and captured at Perryville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862. Paroled January 25, 1863. Roll dated December 31, 1863, last on file, shows he was "at home on furlough from hospital." No later record.

Vol. 4, page 682. Muster Roll of Co. F, 43rd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Hall County, Georgia. ("Hall Light Guards")

Sparks, Thomas H. - Private, March 10, 1862. Appointed 3rd Corporal, January 1864. Captured, date and place not given. Paroled at Camp Chase, Ohio, and transferred to City Point, Virginia, for exchange, March 4, 1865. Received at Boulware and Cox's Wharves, James River, Va., March 10-12, 1865. (Born in South Carolina in 1828.)

(Note: "Date of enlistments of this company given also as March 4, 1862.")

Vol. 5, page 483. Muster Roll of Co. D, 52nd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Lumpkin County, Georgia. ("Boyds Guards")

Sparks, A. W. - Private, March 4, 1862. Missing at Atlanta, Georgia, July 22, 1864. Sparks, J. - Private, January 1863. Sick at Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1865.

Vol. 5, page 552. Muster Roll of Co. B, 53rd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Army of Northern Virginia. Newton County, Georgia. ("South River Farmers")

Sparks, James A. - Private, May 1, 1862. Elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant, December 19, 1864.

Vol. 6, page 15. Muster Roll of Co. B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Anderson's Brigade, Hood's Division, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Washington County, Georgia. ("Jackson Guards")

Sparks, George W. - Appointed 1st Sergeant of Co. B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops, October 3, 1861. Mustered out, April 3, 1862; Elected 1st Lieutenant of Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, May 8, 1862; Captain, August 25, 1863. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865.

page 24.

Sparks, Stephen Smiley - Appointed 3rd Corporal of Company B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops, October 3, 1861. Mustered out, April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a Private in Company B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, May 8, 1862. Wounded at Gettsburg, Pa., July 2, 1863. Died there of wounds, July 4, 1863.

page 25.

Sparks, Thomas H. -Enlisted as a Private in Co. B, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, Georgia State Troops, October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a Private in Co. B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, May 8, 1862. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pa., July 5, 1863. In Letterman Hospital, there August 10, 1863. Exchanged at City Point, Va., November 17, 1863. Appointed Field Musician. Surrendered at Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865. Died in Washington County, Georgia, in 1920.

Sparks, William A. - Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 1st Regiment, Georgia State Troops, October 3, 1861. Mustered out April 3, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 59th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, May 8, 1862. Appointed A. C. S., June 16, 1862. Died in Rapidan, Va., May 30, 1863.

Vol. 6, page 163. Muster Roll of Co. E, 60th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infan- try, Evans' Brigade, Gordon's Division, Army of Northern Virginia, Whitfield County, Georgia. ("Bartow Avengers") (Originally Co. E, 4th Battalion, Georgia Infantry.)

Sparks, G. W. - Private, September 19, 1861. Discharged, disability, January 2, 1862. "Joined another Company."

Vol. 6, page 413. Muster Roll of Co. C, 63rd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Miscellaneous Counties.

Sparks, James A. - Private, November 3, 1862. In Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon Georgia, with chronic diarrhea. May 22-28, 1864.

(Note: "This Co. was organized in December 1862, and served throughout the War. This regiment from December 1862 to May 1864, was assigned to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, defending the Georgia and South Carolina Coasts in the vicinity of Savannah. Around the middle of May 1864, it joined the Army of Tennessee and fought with this command until the surrender of Gen. Johnston at Greensboro, N.C.")

Vol. 6, page 596. Muster Roll of Co. B, 65th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Fannin County, Georgia.

Sparks, John J. - Private in Infantry Battalion, Smith's Legion, Georgia Volunteers, May 14, 1862. Transferred to Co. B, 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, March 1863; appointed 1st Corporal April 8, 1863. On detached service in Fannin Co., Ga., to arrest deserters for 30 days, beginning August 19, 1863. Paroled at Greensboro, N.C., May 1, 1865.

(Note; "This Company was organized in May 1862 as Co. C, Infantry Battalion, Smith's Legion, Georgia Volunteers. It became Co. B, 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, in March 1863.")

Vol. 6, page 658. Muster Roll of Co. G, 65th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Towns County, Georgia.

Sparks, Joel - Private in Infantry Battalion, Smith's Legion, Georgia Voluneers, January 6, 1863. Transferred to Co. G, 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, March 1863. Discharged because of psoas abscess and chronic ulceration of the sacrum, July 4, 1863. (Born in Greene County, Kentucky, 1819 or 1820.)

Vol. 6, page 730. Muster Roll of Co. E, 66th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Dekalb and other Counties, Georgia.

Sparks, Leonard - Private, August 24, 1863. Captured near Warsaw, Georgia, September 19, 1864, and sent to Camp Douglass, Illinois, prison. Died there of hepatitis January 30, 1865. Buried in Grave no. 627, Block 2, Chicago, City Cem.

(The following entry from the Henderson roster of Confederate soldiers compiled at the National Archives was inadvertently omitted on page 4614.)

Vol. 3, page 574. Muster Roll of Co. K, 30th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee. Campbell County, Georgia. ("Chattahoochee Volunteers")

Sparks, W. Henry - Private, September 25, 1861. Wounded in 1864. Died of wounds in the Fair Grounds Hospital #2, at Atlanta, Georgia, May 18, 1864. Buried there in Oakland Cemetery.

(Note: Campbell County, Georgia, no longer exists. It was formed in 1828 from Carroll and Coweta Counties, but in 1926 and 1928, it was merged with Fulton and other counties.)

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