A work representing 8 years of research, this book consists of all identifiable Confederate graves in Banks County, Ga. along with their wives' graves. Also included with these records, where obtainable, is a genealogical profile of each soldier and in this profile the soldier's dates of birth and death, his wife's maiden name and date and place of their marriage; his parent's names and in some cases his mother's maiden name with date and place of their 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. Many have complete service records, and if he drew a Confederate pension from the State of Ga. and if his wife filed for a widow's pension. 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. All other lists are done alphabetically for easy searching.

Appendix I contains the Militia Re-enactment Enrollment resulting from the act of Dec. 14, 1863 by Gov. Joseph Brown of Ga. These militia records include age, occupation, place of birth and district in which they were enrolled. All the lists in these sections are arranged alphabetically.

Appendix II contains the complete Salt Lists of 1863 and 1864 of Banks County, Ga. These lists include Wives, Widows, and Families of Soldiers eligible for salt rations.

Appendix III contains the indes of all Confederate Pension applications of all the Veterans and Widows who applied in Banks County, Ga,

Appendix IV contains the Rosters of the Soldiers from the Banks County area. These include: Co. A, 24th Ga. Inf.; Co. D, 43rd Ga. Inf.; Co. A, 2nd Ga. Regt.; Co. H, 34th GA Inf.; Co. B, 29th Ga. Inf.; Co. A, 11th Ga. Cav.; Cartledge's Co., 4th Ga. Cav.; McDonald's Co., 4th Ga. Cav.; Deadwyler's Co., 4th Ga. Cav.; Co. G & H, 13th Ga. Cav.; and Co. G, Gault's Ga. State Line.

Appendix V contains Wills of Banks County, Ga. Soldiers written and probated during 1861-1864.

Appendix VI contains a "A Letter Home" written by Pvt. Hugh M. Brown, C.S.A.

Appendix VII contains pictures and lising of the names on the Confederate Monument to Co. D, 43rd Ga. Regt., Inf.

Appendix VIII contains a listing of the Pensioners of 1886 who were amputees from Banks County, Ga.

Appendix IX contains a Potential List of all men that could not be identified.

A complete Bibliography and Interment records full name index is included.

Any Veterans of the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812 were also recorded as found in this county in marked graves.

To view the Surname Index for this book, click on the link to the right of this page, entitled Banks Co. Surnames

To order this book click on "Order Blank" also found to the right of this page.


Highlights of "These Men Wore Grey"



*Book is Softbound, 280 pages, printed on 24 lb., 8 ½ x 11 paper

* Lists 836 known burial sites of Confederate Soldiers and their wives. Completely INDEXED.

*Lists 1,246 Confederate soldiers in Muster Rolls in the Banks Co., Ga. area.

* Lists the complete Salt Records of Banks Co. of 1863 and 1864. Approx. 400 names.

*Lists 260 Militia Enrollment records of Banks Co. 1863.

*All Lists are Alphabetically arranged for easy searching

*All work completely referenced with Bibliography included.

*The author, Karen T. Ledford, was reared in Franklin Co., Ga., is a member of Toccoa, Georgia Chapter #1294, 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 Toccoa Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

*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. Additional volumes in the series planned are: Madison and Elbert.

Volumes currently available now are:

Franklin, Habersham, Stephens, Rabun, White, Banks , Jackson and Hart Counties, Ga.

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