Re: Co F, 54th Alabama - Baines
Vicksburg was in May of 1863....we don't know for sure where he was at this point. I do know that over 40 men were captured at Resaca and taken to Camp Morton in Indiana although I have not been able to substantiate Mathew's presence there. I have seen his name as N R Baynes on a Mississipi website listing Confederate soldiers. Sharon sent a synopsis of his pension applications and it is printed here in this thread. The names you asked for are listed there.
I know that those were confusing times. You reamain convinced he belonged to the 54th Alabama as M R Barnes....I do not share your view. I guess, as you said, this will remain a mystery. Thank you so much for all your information and for the time and effort you expend to look for answers to questions.