Tag Archives: Winston Guards

Catch your hat full of grapeshot

The yellowish tinge to the iron balls of this canister round fired by 12-pounder Napoleon cannon is from the sawdust they were packed in. You can see at a glance how badly a body could be torn by these things … Continue reading

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A deserter

Independent regiment historian Jess N. McLean found a letter concerning the desertion of a private in the Winston Guards. It was written on May 29, 1864, by the Rhode Island Military Commandant in Washington City to Colonel  A.D. Prather, commander … Continue reading

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Private Jonathon James McDaniel

This post-war picture of the Winston Guards private from Louisville, Mississippi, was recently provided to me by his great, great granddaughter Jo Anzalone. He was in Fredericksburg with the 13th, a young farmer who joined the Guards in May, 1861, … Continue reading

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The dying begins

They were Confederates now, but some of the men in some of the regiments at Union City, TN, still celebrated July 4 in 1861. Including some men of the 13th. Their activity of choice was target shooting. Many were too … Continue reading

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The Winston Guards

This site names 160 men on the roster of the Winston Guards, later designated Company A (B). The names are attributed to Works Progress Administration data gathered in Winston County in the 1930s. The county is in the east central … Continue reading

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