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Aaron T Shurley

Birth: 26 May 1826

Death: 16 Nov 1912

(Aged 86 years, 5 months, 21 days.)


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Served in Company F, 57th Inf., Georgia as Pvt

Residence Crawford County GA; Enlisted on 5/3/1862 as a Private. On 5/24/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. GA 57th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * Exchanged (date and place not stated) (1863) * Wounded (date and place not stated) (Left arm broken) * POW 7/4/1863 Vicksburg, MS * Paroled 7/7/1863 (place not stated) * Paroled 4/15/1865 Macon, GA (Estimated day) Other Information: born in Crawford County, GA Sources used: - Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
Unit Details:
57th Infantry Regiment [also called 54th Regiment] was organized during the spring of 1862. Many of its members were recruited in Troup, Peach, Montgomery, and Oconee counties. This unit served in East Tennessee and Kentucky, then moved to Mississippi where it was assigned to T.H. Taylor's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It fought at Champion's Hill and was captured in July, 1863, at Vicksburg. Exchanged and placed in General Mercer's and J.A. Smith's Brigade, the 57th was active in many conflicts from Resaca to Bentonville. During the Atlanta Campaign, from July 20 to September 1, it reported 54 casualties and in December, 1864, totalled 120 effectives. Only a remnant surrendered on April 26, 1865. Colonel William Barkuloo, Lieutenant Colonel Cincinnatus S. Guyton, and Major John W. Shinholser were in command.

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