HISTORY OF THE ORPHAN BRIGADE.
JOHN W. SMITH '' Kirby " Franklin County, fought at Hartsville and Stone River. He was one of the McMinnville guard, and was captured there, but was shortly afterward exchanged, and fought at Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Rocky Face Gap, Resaca, Dallas, and Kenesaw Mountain. He was wounded at the latter place, June, 1864, but recovered and took part in the mounted engagements. He died soon after the war closed.
JAMES EMORY SPEER, Georgia, was not enlisted till late in the war. He took part in mounted engagements. When he enlisted he was but a stripling of a boy. He made a good soldier, however, and has since become one of the most distinguished men of his native State having fdled offices of honor and responsibility, and being recognized as an able statesman and jurist. He has been for some years United States District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia.
JERRY SPALDING, Bridgeport, fought at Hartsville, Chickamauga, and Mission Ridge. At Dalton, he was placed on the corps of sharpshooters, and was almost daily engaged with the enemy for four months. He took part in the mounted engagements also.
THOMAS TOOLEY, Shelby County, died of disease during the winter of 1862-3.
JERRY TRACEY, Frankfort, fought at Hartsville, Stone River, and Chickamauga. He was wounded at the latter place, and disabled for further service in the ranks, but did detail duty during the last months of the war.
JAMES K. P. TRACEY, Frankfort, fought at Hartsville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Rocky Face Gap, Resaca, and Dallas; from Dallas to Atlanta; at Peachtree, Intrenchment, and Utoy Creeks, and at Jonesboro'. He was mortally wounded at the latter place, Aug. 31, 1864, and died some time afterward in Alabama.
FRANK TRUMAN, Shelby County, fought at Hartsville and Stone River.
HENRY WHITE, Franklin County, fought at Stone River, Chickamauga, and Mission Ridge. He was slightly wounded at Chickamauga.
JACOB WILLIAMS, Bridgeport, fought at Stone River, and was wounded there. He was left in hospital, and was captured, but was exchanged and rejoined the command in the summer of 1S63, after which he was engaged in various detail duty. After the command was mounted, he was veterinary surgeon for brigade.
JAMES WRIGHT, Bridgeport, was disabled by railroad accident, June, 1863, and afterward placed on list of retired soldiers.