J.D.'s Civil War Ancestors


J.D.'s Civil War Ancestors

John Leonard Weeks Jeremiah Alexander Heatherly William Page



My Great Great Grandfather, William Alexander Rollo

William Alexander Rollo enlisted first in Co. A, 1st Regiment Alabama Conscripts and then Co. A, 61st Alabama Infantry. Six of his brothers also enlisted. They were Benjamin L. Rollo (captured at Fisher's Hill, VA), Jessie V. Rollo (killed at Petersburg, VA on last day of the war), Thomas H. Rollo (captured at Spottsylvania then to Elmira Prison), Miles G. Rollo, Milton A. Rollo, and James Rollo (captured at Murfreesboro, TN then to prison in Louisville, KY). Their father, Jessie G. Rollo, not only gave seven of his sons to fight but also lost his 6,000 acre plantation to carpetbaggers after the war.


Here is a list of my ancestors who fought in the Civil War (on both sides). This list will grow and is probably out of date even as you read this. NOTE: Not a single one of these listed ever owned slaves. The conflict was not about slavery. The slavery issue was used as a tool by politicians to justify the war.



John Leonard Weeks (My Great Great Grandfather)
     Pvt., Co. K, 16th Alabama Infantry
     Pvt., Co. A, Ferguson's Scouts, 1st Mississippi Cavalry
          Wounded 14 Oct 1863 and captured, Alton Prison 
          24 Oct 1863, Ft. Delaware Prison 4 Apr 1864
     Pvt., Loy's Company, Roddy's 4th Alabama Cavalry

Samuel Weeks (My Great Great Great Grand Uncle)
     4th Sgt., Co. K, 16th Alabama Infantry
          Killed Apr 1862 at Shiloh, TN

William Monroe Weeks  (My Great Great Grand Uncle)
     Pvt., Co A, 5th Alabama Infantry
          Died 27 Mar 1863 in Prison Hospital, Nashville, TN

Jeremiah Alexander Heatherly (My Great Grandfather)
     Pvt., Co. B, 13th Alabama Cavalry Batt., Partisan Rangers
     Pvt., Co. B, 56th Alabama Partisan Rangers
     Pvt., Co. B, 1st Alabama Cavalry (US)

John William Heatherly (My Great Grand Uncle)
     Pvt., Co. B, 13th Alabama Cavalry Batt., Partisan Rangers
     Pvt., Co. B, 56th Alabama Partisan Rangers
     Pvt., Co. B, 1st Alabama Cavalry (US)

William Page (My Great Great Grandfather)
     Pvt., Co. G, 41st Mississippi Infantry
          Wounded 19 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga

William Alexander Rollo (My Great Great Grandfather)
     Pvt., Co. A, 1st Regiment Alabama Conscripts
     Pvt., Co. A, 61st Alabama Infantry

Benjamin L. Rollo (My Great Great Grand Uncle)
     Pvt., Co. A, 1st Regiment Alabama Conscripts
     Cpl., Co. A, 61st Alabama Infantry
          Captured 22 Sep 1864 at Fisher's Hill, VA

Jessie V. Rollo (My Great Great Grand Uncle)
     Pvt., Co. A, 1st Regiment Alabama Conscripts
     Cpl., Co. A, 61st Alabama Infantry
          Killed 9 Apr 1865 at Petersburg, VA

Thomas H. Rollo (My Great Great Grand Uncle)
     Pvt., Co. A, 1st Regiment Alabama Conscripts
     Cpl., Co. A, 61st Alabama Infantry
          Captured 8 May 1864 at SpottsylvaniaFisher's Hill, VA,
          Elmira Prison 30 Jul 1864

Miles G. Rollo (My Great Great Grand Uncle)
     Pvt., Co. A, 1st Regiment Alabama Conscripts
     Cpl., Co. A, 61st Alabama Infantry     

Milton A. Rollo (My Great Great Grand Uncle)
     Record not Found-Was Listed on Pension Rolls

James Rollo (My Great Great Grand Uncle)
     Cpl., 40th Alabama Infantry
          Captured Murfreesboro, TN
          Prison in Louisville, KY

John F. Freeman (My Great Grandfather)
     1st Alabama Cavalry (U.S.)
          Enlisted at Glendale, MS.

Benjamin F. Freeman (My Great Grand Uncle)
     Co. B, 1st Alabama Cavalry (U.S.)
          Enrolled as Pvt. 18 May 1864, Decatur, AL (age 18)
          In Hospital 3 Feb 1865, Savannah, GA
          Mustered Out 9 Aug 1865, Washington, D.C.


William Henry Weeks
     Pvt., Co. A, 16th Alabama Cavalry

Joshua J. Weeks
     Pvt., Co. K, 16th Alabama Infantry
          Killed 24 Mar 1862

James A. Weeks
     Pvt., Co. F&H, Alabama Partisan Rangers

Wiley Alexander Weeks (Cousin)
     Pvt., Co. B, 58th Alabama Infantry
     Pvt., Co. D, 5th Alabama Cavalry
          Captured, sent to Fort Delaware

James Weeks
     Pvt., Co. K, 8th (Livingston) Alabama Cavalry

James Weeks
     Pvt., Co.K, 42nd Alabama Infantry

James T. Weeks
     Pvt., Co. H, 53rd Alabama Partisan Rangers

Charles W. Weeks
     Pvt., Co. B, 58th Regt. Alabama Volunteers

Henry Weeks
     Pvt., Co. A, 10th Alabama Infantry

Aaron J. Heatherly (Cousin)
     Pvt., Co. B, 64th NC Infantry
          Captured at Cumberland Gap, KY 9 Sep 1863
          Camp Douglas, IL 24 Sep 1863
          Died at Camp Douglas 28 Dec 1863
          Buried Chicago City Cemetery, grave #928

John Pickney Heatherly (Cousin)
     Pvt., Co. B, 64th NC Infantry

Squire Heatherly (Cousin)
     Pvt., Co. B, 64th NC Infantry
          Captured at Cumberland Gap, KY 9 Sep 1863
          Camp Douglas, IL 24 Sep 1863
          Died at Camp Douglas 11 Sep 1864
          Buried Chicago City Cemetery, grave #1100

Solomon W. Heatherly (Cousin)
     Pvt., Co. E, 63rd NC Infantry
          Captured at Cumberland Gap, KY 9 Sep 1863
          Camp Douglas, IL 24 Sep 1863
          Died at Camp Douglas 3 Jan 1865
          Buried Chicago City Cemetery, grave #384, block 2
      
Pleasant Heatherly (Cousin)
     Pvt., Co. B, 64th NC Infantry
          Captured at Cumberland Gap, KY 9 Sep 1863
          Camp Douglas, IL 24 Sep 1863
          Died at Camp Douglas 5 Dec 1863
          Buried Chicago City Cemetery, grave #883 

Martin Taylor
     Pvt., Co. K, 16th Alabama Infantry

James H. Butler
     Pvt., Co. K, 16th Alabama Infantry

Bisha W. Tarwater
     Pvt., Co. K, 16th Alabama Infantry
          Wounded Apr 1862 at Shiloh, TN

James Bussey (Cousin)
     Pvt., Co. K, 16th Alabama Infantry

Zachariah Bussey (Cousin)
     Pvt., Co. F, 15th Alabama Infantry

Jesse Sandlin (Great Great Grand Uncle)
     Pvt., Co. H, 58th Illinois Infantry (US)

Daniel J. "Devil Dan" Sandlin (Great Grand Uncle)
     Pvt., Co. B, 65th Illinois Infantry

James Jackson Vest (Great Great Grand Uncle)
     Confederate Izard Co. Arkansas

George Washington Vest (Great Great Grand Uncle)
     Pvt., Co. K, 1st Alabama Cavalry (US)

James Bussey (Cousin)
     Pvt., Co. F, 15th Alabama Infantry

James R. Bussey (Cousin)
     Pvt., Co. F, 22nd Georgia Regt.

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