“…for the rights of my Country.”

A History of the

 

Appendix A:

The Confederate Roll of Honor

††††††††††† A distinguishing feature of the 2nd Mississippi was that it had more members named to the Confederate Roll of Honor than any other regiment in Confederate service. The Confederate Roll of Honor resulted from General Orders No. 93 from the Adjutant and Inspector Generalís Office, dated November 22, 1862.† It reads:

††††††††††† No. 27. Ė AN ACT to authorize the grant of medals and badges of distinction as a reward for courage and good conduct on the field of battle.

††††††††††† The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the President be and is hereby, authorized to bestow medals, with proper devices, upon such officers of the armies of the Confederate States as shall be conspicuous for courage and good conduct on the field of battle, and also to confer a badge of distinction upon one private or non-commissioned officer of each company after every signal victory it shall have assisted to achieve.† The non-commissioned officers and privates of the company who may be present on the first dress-parade thereafter may choose, by a majority of their votes, the soldier best entitled to receive such distinction, whose name shall be communicated to the President by commanding officers of the company; and if the award fall upon a deceased soldier the badge thus awarded him shall be delivered to his widow, or if there be no widow, to any relation the President may adjudge entitled to receive it. [1]

††††††††††† Because of the wartime difficulties of procuring the appropriate medals and badges, the government posted General Orders No. 131, which instead established the Roll of Honor as the method of honoring those soldiers selected under the guidelines of General Orders No. 93.† The names published on this roll were to be read at the head of every regiment at the first dress-parade after its receipt, and was also to be published in at least one newspaper in each State. [2]

Therefore, the Confederate Roll of Honor was the very rough equivalent to the Unionís Medal of Honor as a method of recognizing bravery and courage on the field of battle.† The primary difference between the two awards being that the Confederate soldiers so chosen were selected by their peers and not by a superior officer.† Also, regimental participation was voluntary so unfortunately, not all regiments acknowledged individuals in this manner.

††††††††††† It should be noted that the battle dates for multi-day battles where only a single selection took place was the first day of the engagement period.† Thus, for Second Manassas, the date is listed as August 28, 1862 even though the fighting continued through August 30th.† KIA means the individual was killed in action.


Last Name

First Name

MI

Rank

CO

Battle Name

Date

KIA

             

Akers

James

L.

Private

K

South Mountain (Boonsboro)

9/14/62

no

       

Gettysburg, July 3

7/3/63

yes

Aldridge

Isaac

N.

Private

K

Second Manassas

8/28/62

no

Anderson

James

L.

Private

C

Weldon Railroad, August 19

8/19/64

yes

Andrews

Hillery

 

Private

I

Malvern Hill

7/1/62

no

Atkins

James

A.

Sergeant

C

Malvern Hill

7/1/62

no

Ayers

William

T.

Private

F

Talley's Mill

5/10/64

no

       

Bethesda Church, June 3

6/3/64

no

Bazemore

William

D.

Private

C

Gettysburg, July 3

7/3/63

yes

Bell

William

 

Private

C

Gaines Mill

6/27/62

yes

Bennett

Miles

J.

Sergeant

B

Gettysburg, July 1

7/1/63

no

Bennett

Richard

G.

Private

B

The Wilderness, May 6

5/6/64

no

Billingsley

Thomas

W.

Private

I

The Wilderness, May 6

5/6/64

no

       

Weldon Railroad, August 18

8/18/64

yes

Black

James

P.

Sergeant

F

Sharpsburg

9/17/62

yes

Blythe

Lewis

J.

Private

F

Gettysburg, July 3

7/3/63

no

Boone

Reuben

L.

Private

A

South Mountain (Boonsboro)

9/14/62

no

Braddock

Perry

G.

Corporal

B

Falling Waters

7/14/63

no

Brown

John

J.

Private

F

The Wilderness, May 6

5/6/64

no

Browning

Elijah

 

Private

I

South Mountain (Boonsboro)

9/14/62

no

Bryan

William

H.

Private

L

Gaines Mill

6/27/62

no

Bryant

Joseph

S.

Private

E

The Wilderness, May 5

5/5/64

no

Butler

Armistead

M.

Corporal

F

Bristoe Station

10/14/63

no

Byrn

William

H.

Private

B

Talley's Mill

5/10/64

no

Carpenter

Owen

F.

Private

L

Gettysburg, July 3

7/3/63

yes

Carr

John

W.

Private

H

Bethesda Church, 31 May

5/31/64

no

Carter

Thomas

S.

Corporal

A

The Wilderness, May 5

5/5/64

yes

Champion

George

W.

Private

C

The Wilderness, May 6

5/6/64

no

Chism

David

G.

Private

K

Bethesda Church, 31 May

5/31/64

no

Christman

John

C.

Private

A

Second Manassas

8/28/62

no

Clark

Micagah

L., Jr.

Private

L

Bethesda Church, June 2

6/2/64

no

Clark

Pleasant

 

Private

H

The Wilderness, May 5

5/5/64

yes

Cobb

Greenberry

 

Private

H

The Wilderness, May 6

5/6/64

no

Cobb

William

D.

Private

I

Gettysburg, July 1

7/1/63

yes

Cochran

William

M.

Private

B

Bethesda Church, 31 May

5/31/64

no

Compton

Joseph

E.

Private

E

Gaines Mill

6/27/62

yes

Condrey

William

J.

Private

K

Gettysburg, July 1

7/1/63

yes

Cooper

Thomas

J. S.

Corporal

G

Malvern Hill

7/1/62

no

Cotton

John

H.

Private

B

Seven Pines

5/31/62

yes

Cutbirth

Daniel

B.

Private

F

The Wilderness, May 5

5/5/64

yes

Daggett

Frederick

H.

Sergeant

G

Sharpsburg

9/17/62

no

Davis

Christopher

C.

Sergeant

D

Second Manassas

8/28/62

no

Davis

William

H.

Private

B

Second Manassas

8/28/62

yes

Dillard

James

T.

Private

G

Talley's Mill

5/10/64

no

       

Bethesda Church, June 3

6/3/64

no

Donaldson

Joel

J.

Private

G

Gettysburg, July 3

7/3/63

no

Drake

Richard

 

Sergeant

G

Gaines Mill

6/27/62

no

Earle

Ezias

L.

Corporal

G

Spotsylvania Court House

5/12/64

no

Easterwood

George

M.

Corporal

G

Falling Waters

7/14/63

no

Eddings

Paschal

C.

Private

B

Bristoe Station

10/14/63

no

Edwards

William

A.

Private

G

The Wilderness, May 5

5/5/64

no

Elliott

John

B.

Private

D

Sharpsburg

9/17/62

no

Faris

Micajah

 

Private

A

Gettysburg, July 1

7/1/63

no

Fife

Samuel

T.

Private

E

Weldon Railroad, August 19

8/19/64

no

Flinn

John

C.

Private

C

The Wilderness, May 5

5/5/64

no

Freeman

John

L.

Private

I

The Wilderness, May 5

5/5/64

no

Fulton

Jeremiah

 

Private

D

Gettysburg, July 1

7/1/63

no

Gibson

Jarrett

W.

Private

K

Sharpsburg

9/17/62

yes

Golding

Marcus

L.

Corporal

I

Sharpsburg

9/17/62

yes

Griffin

James

T.

Private

E

Unknown

 

no

Griffin

Leander

 

Private

L

Sharpsburg

9/17/62

yes

Grisham

Jasper

 

Private

D

Talley's Mill

5/10/64

no

Guyton

Luther

C.

Private

B

The Wilderness, May 5

5/5/64

no

Hampton

Thomas

D.

Private

K

Seven Pines

5/31/62

no

       

Gaines Mill

6/27/62

yes

Handly

William

C

Private

G

The Wilderness, May 6

5/6/64

no

   

Corporal

 

Weldon Railroad, August 18

8/18/64

no

Harbin

John

L.

Private

F

Second Manassas

8/28/62

yes

Harris

Peter

F.

Sergeant

H

Sharpsburg

9/17/62

yes

Harris

Robert

 

Sergeant

C

South Mountain (Boonsboro)

9/14/62

no

Harwell

John

T.

Private

H

Talley's Mill

5/10/64

no

Helms

Robert

A.

Private

B

Spotsylvania Court House

5/12/64

no

Houston

William

B.

Private

D

South Mountain (Boonsboro)

9/14/62

no

Howard

A.

C.

Private

C

Sharpsburg

9/17/62

yes

Hughes

Dolphus

E.

Private

C

Bethesda Church, 31 May

5/31/64

yes

Humphreys

Charles

L.

Private

E

Gettysburg

7/1/63

yes

Jeter

Richard

C.

Private

L

The Wilderness, May 5

5/5/64

no

Johns

Henry

H.

Private

B

Sharpsburg

9/17/62

yes

Key

William

J.

Private

A

Gaines Mill

6/27/62

no

         

Malvern Hill

7/1/62

no

Knox

Mathew

 

Corporal

B

Weldon Railroad, August 19

8/19/64

no

Kyle

Samuel

D.

Private

E

The Wilderness, May 6

5/6/64

no

Levett

William

F. M.

Private

E

Talley's Mill

5/10/64

no

Lewelling

John

 

Private

K

The Wilderness, May 6

5/6/64

no

       

Talley's Mill

5/10/64

no

       

Spotsylvania Court House

5/12/64

yes

Lewis

James

P.

Private

D

Gaines Mill

6/27/62

yes

Looney

William

H.

Private

A

Sharpsburg

9/17/62

yes

Luna

William

L.

Private

F

Gettysburg, July 1

7/1/63

no

Manahan

William

E.

Private

G

Seven Pines

5/31/62

no

Marrs

Albert

C.

Private

H

Gaines Mill

6/27/62

yes

McAllister

John

A.

Private

L

Seven Pines

5/31/62

no

McAnally

Thomas

J.

Private

A

Gettysburg, July 1

7/1/63

no

McCarty

Jacob

 

Private

L

South Mountain (Boonsboro)

9/14/62

yes

McCully

James

 

Sergeant

E

Seven Pines

5/31/62

no

McDole

Robert

J.

Corporal

G

Bethesda Church, June 2

6/2/64

no

McKay

Trussie

B.

Sergeant

B

South Mountain (Boonsboro)

9/14/62

no

McKeown

Isaac

 

Private

K

The Wilderness, May 5

5/5/64

yes

McKinney

Franklin

S.

Private

H

Seven Pines

5/31/62

yes

McNally

Patrick

 

Private

G

Weldon Railroad, August 19

8/19/64

no

McPherson

Henry

 

Private

H

Gettysburg, July 3

7/3/63

no

Middleton

James

 

Private

L

Second Manassas

8/28/62

yes

Milam

Wiley

F.

Private

I

Bethesda Church, 31 May

5/31/64

no

Miller

William

H.

Private

F

Falling Waters

7/14/63

no

Monk

George

W.

Private

E

South Mountain (Boonsboro)

9/14/62

no

Moore

John

M.

Private

K

Malvern Hill

7/1/62

no

Moore

William

T.

Private

D

Gettysburg, July 3

7/3/63

no

Neely

Samuel

G.

Corporal

A

The Wilderness, May 6

5/6/64

no

       

Talley's Mill

5/10/64

no

       

Spotsylvania Court House

5/12/64

no

       

Bethesda Church, 31 May

5/31/64

no

       

Weldon Railroad

8/18/64

no*

Northcross

Richard

 

Private

F

Gaines Mill

6/27/62

yes

Nunnalee

James

M.

Private

H

Falling Waters

7/14/63

no

Parker

Joseph

H.

Private

B

Malvern Hill

7/1/62

yes

Pegram

Amos

J.

Private

B

Gaines Mill

6/27/62

yes

Prescott

Zachariah

D.

Sergeant

D

The Wilderness, May 5

5/5/64

no

Raines

James

A.

Corporal

H

Gettysburg, July 1

7/1/63

no

Ralph

John

L.

Private

F

Malvern Hill

7/1/62

no

Ralph

William

H. H.

Private

F

Spotsylvania Court House

5/12/64

no

Rea

Andrew

M.

Private

H

Spotsylvania Court House

5/12/64

no

Roberts

Atlas

K.

Private

H

Malvern Hill

7/1/62

no

Roberts

Ruffin

A.

Sergeant

C

Seven Pines

5/31/62

no

Robinson

Thomas

J. S.

Private

L

Weldon Railroad, August 18

8/18/64

yes

Sargent

Aaron

T.

Private

C

Talley's Mill

5/10/64

no

Scott

James

M.

Private

I

Gaines Mill

6/27/62

no

Sims

Drury

F.

Private

I

Talley's Mill

5/10/64

yes

Sims

Richard

A.

Private

I

Weldon Railroad, August 19

8/19/64

no

Sims

William

J.

Private

I

Seven Pines

5/31/62

yes

Smith

Francis

M.

Private

G

Bristoe Station

10/14/63

no

Smith

Jerome

B.

Private

F

Seven Pines

5/31/62

yes

Stanley

James

T.

Private

K

Weldon Railroad, August 18

8/18/64

no

Storey

Henry

H.

Private

C

Gettysburg, July 1

7/1/63

no

Suber

David

P.

Private

I

Second Manassas

8/28/62

yes

Thomas

William

A.

Private

D

The Wilderness, May 6

5/6/64

no

Thompson

Thomas

G. N.

Private

F

South Mountain (Boonsboro)

9/14/62

no

Ticer

J.

Pinkney

Corporal

B

Gettysburg, July 3

7/3/63

no

Tigert

David

P.

Sergeant

L

Bethesda Church, 31 May

5/31/64

no

Trammell

Benjamin

F.

Private

K

Weldon Railroad, August 19

8/19/64

no

Turner

George

H.

Private

C

Weldon Railroad, August 18

8/18/64

yes

Vanzant

John

L.

Private

G

South Mountain (Boonsboro)

9/14/62

yes

Vernor

Zenas

E.

Private

B

Weldon Railroad, August 18

8/18/64

no

Vincent

Charles

S.

Corporal

C

Second Manassas

8/28/62

yes

Walding

James

A.

Corporal

D

Bristoe Station

10/14/63

no

Walker

James

H.

Private

D

Seven Pines

5/31/62

no

Ward

James

M.

Corporal

L

Malvern Hill

7/1/62

yes

Weatherington

Benton

 

Private

H

South Mountain (Boonsboro)

9/14/62

no

Westmoreland

Jerome

W.

Private

H

Second Manassas

8/28/62

no

White

Daniel

M.

Private

L

Gettysburg, July 1

7/1/63

yes

Wilson

John

W.

Private

D

Bethesda Church, 31 May

5/31/64

no

Woodard

Thomas

S.

Private

E

Second Manassas

8/28/62

no

Wray

John

T.

Sergeant

G

Second Manassas

8/28/62

no

Yeager

Monroe

 

Private

I

Gettysburg, July 3

7/3/63

yes

 

*Mortally Wounded


 

[1] O.R., 11, pt. 2, p. 992.

[2] Ibid.

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