ANNOUNCING A CONFEDERATE RESEARCH SERIES
THESE MEN WORE GREY
GENEALOGICAL, MILITARY AND INTERMENT RECORDS
OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS BY: KAREN THOMPSON LEDFORD
A work representing 8 years of research, this series of books consists of all identifiable Confederate Graves along with their wives graves. Also included with these records, where obtainable, is a genealogical profile of each soldier. This profile includes soldiers dates of birth and death; his wife’s maiden name, date and place of their marriage; his parents names and in some cases his mother’s maiden name and date and place of parent’s marriage; his siblings, and where possible, his children’s names. Military records include company, regiment, branch of service, and the county from which he served. Confederate and Confederate widow’s pension from the state of Ga. are also identified. All the preceding is individually referenced, including title, volume, and page number of the source from which they were taken. The burial records are completely indexed.
Other information contained in each Volume are the Complete Salt lists of 1862, 1863, and 1864,which include lists of the Wives, Widows, Families dependent on the labor of a soldier, disabled soldiers, from each year.
Pension applications : includes, name, rank, unit, where enrolled, if wounded, where mustered out, witnesses for their pensions. Some lists of Veterans and their widows from 1921
Rosters of Infantry Companies from each county (including one original ledger from Franklin County that has never been published done by the veterans themselves). Includes, names, rank, company, and regiment and if killed or died in service.
Some Obituaries from local newspapers.
Other Miscellaneous Lists: which include Southern Cross Recipients, 1886 pensioners with loss of limbs, and a potential list of all men buried in each county born between 1800 and 1850 that were not identifiable as veterans.
Each book is in excess of 200 pages with perfect soft binding. Most counties contain over 1000 burial sites, 1000 salt records, 500 militia records, and 600 or more listings from the roster sections
All lists are ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED for ease in searching.
All work is completely REFERENCED with BIBLIOGRAPHY included.
VOLUMES NOW IN PRINT:
- Volume I :FRANKLIN COUNTY, GEORGIA
- Volume II :HABERSHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA
- Volume III :STEPHENS COUNTY, GEORGIA
- Volume IV :RABUN COUNTY, GEORGIA
- Volume V: WHITE COUNTY, GEORGIA
- Volume VI: BANKS COUNTY, GEORGIA
- Volume VII: JACKSON COUNTY, GEORGIA:
Volume VIII: HART COUNTY, GEORGIA This county consists of TWO volumes, Volume I contains the cemeteries with identifications of service, wife’s burial, genealogical information, marriages, census records, and pension record. Volume II contains all Military records such as Muster rolls, Militia enlistments, Pensions, Salt Records, letters home, special collections, pictures, Index and Bibliography You receive both volumes when you order for the one price of $50.00 which includes postage.
Volumes for future publication: Volume IX: Elbert Co., Ga. and Volume X: Madison Co., Ga.
The author, Karen T. Ledford, resides in Toccoa, Ga. She is a member of General James Longstreet 46 Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and, in addition to her original membership certificate, holds fifty certified supplemental certificates. She is also the recipient of both the UDC’s Jefferson Davis Historical Medal for her work in the interment records of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia and the Winnie Davis Medal for her work “above and beyond the call of duty.” In addition, she is a member of the Colonel William Candler Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Ms. Ledford was also chosen as one of “The Most Outstanding Women in Franklin Co., Ga.”. These fifty were chosen out of women who lived in Franklin Co., Ga. over the last 100 years. Ms. Ledford was also recently appointed by the Govenor, Lt. Gov. and Secretary of State to the Georgia Civil War Commission on which she currently serves. She is also a member of the Thomas Miller Chapter of The Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century and the General John Baytop Scott National Society of United Daughters of the War of 1812.
This book makes available to the researcher not only proof of military service in the Confederate forces but allows the researcher to make new discoveries in their own family genealogy and makes available material they would otherwise have to travel to numerous locations to find. Due to the author’s perseverance, this information has now been compiled into a one-of-a-kind research book.
For further information on any individual Volume, including a surname index go forward to that page