A work representing 7 years of research, this book consists of all identifiable Confederate graves in Rabun 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 parents 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.

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 1862, 1863 and 1864 of Rabun County, Ga. These lists include Wives, Widows, and Families of Soldiers eligible for salt rations.

Appendix III contains the Rabun County Pension Applications of Veterans and Widows.

Appendix IV contains the Rosters of Confederate soldiers in various Regiments from the surrounding area. The following units that contained men from Rabun County are included: Co. F, 11th GA Cav.; Co. E, 24th GA Inf.; Co. F, 52nd GA Inf.; Co. G, 25th NC Inf.; Co. B & I, 39th NC Inf.; Co. D, 62nd NC Inf.; Co. A & C & G, 65th NC Inf.; Co. H & K, 1st SC Arty.

Appendix V contains A List of Rabun County men "Subject to Duty in 1862."

Appendix IV contains a Potential List of men the right age but not identified as Soldiers.


Highlights of Volume IV          

Rabun County, Georgia

*Book is Softbound, 226 pages, printed on 24 lb., 8 ½ x 11 paper

* Lists 490 known burial sites of Confederate Soldiers and their wives. Completely INDEXED.

*Lists Over 1,700 Confederate soldiers identified as having service in Rabun Co., Ga. area.

* Lists the complete Salt Records of Rabun Co. of 1862, 1863 and 1864. 1,200 names.

*Lists 340 Militia Enrollment records of Rabun Co. 1863.

*Lists 292 Confederate pension Records of Veterans and Widows

*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 are planned. These volumes will include: Madison and Elbert Co.  Volumes currently available now are: Franklin, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, White, Banks, Jackson  and Hart Counties.

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