Re: Co G, 5th Alabama - Baines
Thanks to all of you for this very interesting and enlightening discussion. I am in possession of copies of Mathew R. Baynes' pension papers. (My husband is his grandson.) In one he says he received a flesh wound at Osyka. There is a question mark after it. If I am not mistaken, the 37th Miss was at Resaca, GA. He also says he was captured and in prison at the end of the war. I think maybe it was here he was wounded and captured. I suppose he could have been just telling the officials "whatever" to get his pension, but why? He didn't need to. He had already been captured at Island 10 and sent to Camp Douglas. Would not that have qualified him for a pension? It was many years later that he applied. He does not appear to have been in dire straights immediately following the war, as he aquired some government land and raised a family.
I think we have established that Mathew is not Mathias, so we are not related to the Wiley Baines family consisting of Simeon R. Henry, and Mathias. They did live nearby and because of the name similarities, confusing.
Thanks again....and if you have any ideas about Mathew's being at Resaca, please let us hear.
Freddie Beth Bayne (sorry no "s"....this branch of the tree dropped it.)