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Peter Brown

Birth: 21 Nov 1830

Death: 14 Nov 1920

(Aged 89 years, 11 months, 24 days.)

Burial: Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
Hannah, Douglas County, Georgia

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Served in Company E, 56th Inf., Georgia as Pvt

Residence Fulton County GA; 32 years old. Enlisted on 5/1/1862 as a Private. On 5/15/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. GA 56th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * POW 12/16/1864 Nashville, TN * Confined 12/20/1864 Camp Chase, OH (Estimated day) * Oath Allegiance 6/12/1865 Camp Chase, OH (Released) Other Information: born 11/21/1830 in DeKalb County, GA Sources used: - Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
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56th Infantry Regiment [also called 55th Regiment] was organized during the late spring of 1862. Some of the men were from Carroll, Chattahoochee, and Dooly counties. The unit served at Cumberland Gap, then moved to Mississippi. Here it was assigned to T.H. Taylor's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and after fighting at Champion Hill was captured at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. Exchanged and assigned to General Cummings' Brigade, the 56th was involved in the operations of the Army of Tennessee from Chattanooga to Bentonville. It reported 74 casualties at Chattanooga, totalled 434 men and 277 casualties in December, 1863, and during January, 1865, when it was consolidated with Glenn's 36th Regiment, 232 were present. Few surrendered in April. The field officers were Colonel E.P. Watkins, Lieutenant Colonel J.T. Slaughter, and Majors James P. Bewster and M.L. Pool.
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