Soldier's Bios
    These excerpts from various sources and source documents tell a little about the soldiers from either their descendents or what I have found during research other than Confederate Veteran.  The Confederate Veteran page has numerous references to soldiers in varying depth.

    This is taken from Confederate Military History, Volume VI, page 222, Facsimile Reprint Edition.  The actions initially described was the fight and withdrawal from Baker's Creek also known as Champion Hill.

    "Capt. Henry P. Osborne, the youngest officer of his rank in the Thirty-ninth Georgia, not yet twenty-one years old, was particularly distinguished by the courage and skill displayed in holding his company together and securing their orderly withdrawal, for which he was complimented by General Cumming on the field.  During the subsequent siege he showed remarkable skill in the construction of the part of the line under his supervision.  This promising young officer died soon after the fall of Vicksburg at his home in Augusta, Georgia, and at his funeral a great outpouring of citizens honored his memory."

    This is a Obituary taken from the Goldthwaite Eagle-Mullin Enterprise, dated 15 September 1905.  This was published with permission of the Goldthwaite Eagle-Mullin Enterprise and the Texas Historical Commission.  W.J. Queen was a member of Company C.

    In memory of Mr. W.J. Queen.  Mr. Queen was born in Union County, Ga.  Oct. 22, 1842, where he lived until the year 1868; being then in his 26th year he came to Texas and stopped in Williamson County.  Here he soon planted himself in the minds of his new made friends as a man worthy of trust and confidence, which trust and confidence he never betrayed, but ever grew in th esteem of his friends.  In Williamson county he met Miss Mary E. Hamilton, for who he formed an attachment, believing that she possessed the virtues of noble womenhood, and on the 24th day of January 1872, they were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.  In August of the same year at a meeting help at Anderson schoolhouse he professed faith in Jesus Christ and at once connnected himself with the Cumberland Presbyterian church.  He remained in Williamson county until the year 1877 when he moved with his family to Hamilton county, Texas.  In the year 1878 he became a charter member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Center City, in which church he remained a true and faithful member and was ever loyal and ready with his money and his prayers to help support the church.  To W.J. and Mary S. Queen were born five children, all girls.  Brother Queen was blessed with a happy home; death never entered his happy home to claim one of his precious number.  He was permitted to live to see them all grown and all married but one.  Sometime in July near the close of the month Brother Queen became ill and for some days lingered along. 
    Everything was done that could be done by skilled physicians, but no, God had called and he must go and on the 2nd day of August 1905, Bro. Queen dropped the mortal coil and his immortal spirit, washed in the blood of the lamb, winged its way to the home in glory.  In the last hours of his life, he was surrounded by his loving wife, three children, a brother and many of his friends.  He leaves a wife, five children, fourteen grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters, and many dear friends to mourn his loss.  His funeral service was conducted by the witer at Hurst Ranch cemetary in the presence of a large and most sympathetic audience.  And now to his loved ones a word we must whisper.  Just over the river, the mystical stream, are mansions of glory and there you will find your loving, kind husband and father so dear, just waiting and watching for you.  W.G. Peyton

This short biography was provide by Valette Russell <>, a descendant of James Russell Horn.  Thanks Ms. Russell for providing this information.

    James Russell Horn was born in Georgia in the year 1831.  He was the eldest son of his father, John Horn's first marriage.  By 1840, John Horn had moved his family which consisted of three sons and one daughter to Chattooga County, Georgia.  One more son was born to this first marriage.
    December 28, 1856, Russell Horn married Martha Elizabeth Akridge both of Chattooga County, Georgia.  Their first son, John Levi Horn was born August 3, 1858.  A second son, William Mirick Horn was born September 23, 1860.  Papers from the Southern Claims Court filed after the War Between the States suggest that John Horn, Russell's father was a Unionist and tried to keep his sons from enlisting in the Confederate Army.  However, Russell was enlisted July 1, 1862 in Company H, 39th Georgia Infantry in Summerville, Georgia by W.H. Edward for 3 years or the war.  In 1862 he was captured in Kentucky, a prisoner of war in Cincinnati, Ohio and exchanged16 September 1862 by General G.W. Morgan USA.  March through October 1863 shows him present.  In 1863 he was wounded at Champion Hill.  March through April 1864 he is present joined from desertion March 8, 1864.  July 22, 1864 he was killed at the Battle of Atlanta.
    This short biography was provided by Sharon Rogers <>, a descendant of Private Robert Parris, Company G.  Thanks Ms. Rogers for providing this information.

    My ancestor is Robert Parris, Private, Company G, Gilmer Lions.  Robert was born about 1825 in South Carolina and moved to Gilmer County before 1840.  He married Lovina Tucker in Gilmer Co in 1842.  They prospered and had seven childre, my ancestor Alford Adolphus Parris b. 1861 was the youngest of these children.  Robert joined the 39th Ga Infantry in Aug of 1863.  He was injured in a skirmish of some type in Dec 1863 or Jan 1864.  He went home briefly to see his wife and children with two other men from his unit.  He them was taken to the Kingston Field Hospital, Bartow, Co., Georgia where he died on 29 Jan 1864.  His grave has not been found.