Maxwell Brothers - Co. F

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Four Maxwell brothers served in Company F and were the sons of Thomas Jackson Maxwell (1804-1869) and his wife Ann Banks Adams Maxwell (1814-1886). Text in bold is additional information added by the webmaster and found in sources outside the original roster of Company F:

1. Maxwell, Jackson O. Jr. (Jackson Oliver Maxwell) 2d Lt. 10/15/1861. Elected 2d Lt. June 22, 1862; 1st Lt. 8/18/1862; Capt. 2/11/1863. Wounded 11/12/1864. Resigned 1/24/1865. Born in Georgia, farmer, married Mary Caroline Fleming 12/13/1859, daughter of Moses Fleming. Their children were Fannie Elzora, Pamela Amanda, Martha Elizabeth Elnora, Thomas Martin, Tarrence Mansfield, Lois, William Jefferson, Robert Oliver and Lea Jackson Maxwell. Both Jackson and wife buried at Concord United Methodist Church, Elbert County, GA, dates on tombstone reads: born Mar 6th, 1839, died Feb 16th, 1881. CAPT CO F 38 GA INF-CSA. Son of Thomas Jackson Maxwell (1804-1869), brother of Chandler, Benjamin M., and William H. Maxwell of Co. F. Brother-in-Law of Corp. David R. Fleming of Co. F.

2. Maxwell, Benjamin M. (Benjamin “Martin” Maxwell) - Pvt. 5/10/1862. Killed at 2d Manassas, Va. 8/28/1862. Born in Georgia about 1837, farmer, married and a five month old baby boy at home. Real estate valued at $800 and personal property valued at $200. 1860 US Census for Hart County, GA, McCurry District, page 3. Widow, Drucilla C. Teasley Maxwell filed for a CSA widow’s pension in Hart Co. in 1891. Record states Martin was shot through the head with a rifle ball at the battle of 2nd Manassas and died a few hours later on the battlefield. Witnesses for pensioner in the application were: J. M. Thornton, R. B. Thornton, & J. W. Harper. Married 16 Dec 1858. (Source: Book "Hart Co., GA Marriages 1854-1898" by Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society.)

3. Maxwell, Chandler - Pvt. 8/19/1862. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, Pa. 7/3/1863. Exchanged at David's Island, N. Y. Harbor, 9/1/1863. Detailed at Augusta, Ga. Arsenal Mar/1864. Captured and paroled at Hartwell, Ga. 5/18/1865. (Resident of Ga. since 1844.) Born in 1843, farmer, single, living with parents, in 1860, along with six siblings. Source: 1860 US Census records for Elbert County, GA, page 104. He married Mary H., last name unknown, on 12/5/1865. Filed a CSA pension application in 1919 in Elbert Co. Witnesses for pensioner: S. G. Seymour. Stated he was wounded in the body at Gettysburg and captured, then sent to David’s Island CSA prison in N.Y. harbor, stated he was sent to Augusta to perform light duty due to his wounds after exchanged and, was at home on furlough at the time of the surrender. Died April 25th, 1926, buried at Concord United Methodist Church, Elbert County, GA.

4. Maxwell, William H. - (William Hayden Maxwell) Pvt. 3/10/1862. Appointed 5th Sgt. 3/29/1863; 4th Sgt. June 1863. Died of chronic diarrhoea in Elbert County, Ga. 6/22/1864. Widow, Amelia A. Oglesby Maxwell, filed a CSA window's pension application in 1891 in Madison Co. She said he was sent home on a sick furlough and died. She stated she was a resident of Ga. since 6/28/1840 and they were married 10/7/1858 in Elbert Co. Witnesses for pensioner in the application were: D. R. Fleming, T. D. Thornton, T. R. Adams.

Lt William Barden Rucker, also of Company F, was the brother-in-law of the Maxwell brothers. William Rucker married their sister Sarah Catherine Maxwell in 1858. Together they had two children.

In addition to the four brothers assigned to Company F, their 1st cousin, Charles W. Maxwell, served in Company H.:

Maxwell, Charles W. - Pvt. 3/1/1862. Discharged disability, at Savannah, Ga. May 23 or 29, 1862. Born in Elbert Co. Ga. in 1845, son of Benjamin and Nancy M. Maxwell (1811-1899). Living at home in 1860 with parents and seven siblings. Father owned real estate valued at $2000 and real property, one slave valued at $3,800. Filed CSA pension application in Elbert Co. in 1900. Listed occupation as farmer, stated he served 7 months before being discharged. Died April 20th, 1934. Buried at Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Elbert Co., GA, tombstone reads: Charles W. Maxwell, CO H 38th GA INF-CSA, no dates. Benjamin Maxwell was the brother of Thomas Jackson Maxwell.

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