Residence Newton County GA;
Enlisted on 4/25/1861 as a Corporal.
On 4/25/1861 he mustered into "H" Co. GA 3rd Infantry
He was Retired to RC on 10/7/1864
He was listed as:
* Wounded 7/2/1863 Gettysburg, PA
* Wounded 8/21/1864 Weldon Railroad, VA (Left arm, amputated)
* Sergt (1861)
* Ensign (1861)
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865
Robert W. Bagby, Corporal, Company H, 3rd Georgia Infantry, enlisted April 25, 1861 at Covington, Ga., recorded as 2nd Sergeant on Jan/Feb, 1864 muster roll, advanced to 1st Sergeant, n.d., admitted General Hospital, Petersburg, Va. August 21, 1864, gunshot wound, amputated left arm, furloughed for 60 days September 7, retired October 7, 1864 to Invalid Corps., retired November 3, recorded February 28, 1865 as absent, wounded left arm, amputated
Dennis L. Ryan, Private, Company B, 3rd Georgia Infantry, enlisted April 25, 1861 for one year, appointed Ensign & 1st Lieutenant April 12, 1864 under the Act of February 17, 1864, killed July 30, 1864
Camp Near Madison River/Run? Station, Va., March 21, 1864
Under a recent act of Congress creating the office of Ensign, I have the honor to apply for that position.
At the time I was appointed Color Sergeant, the former Color Sergeant and a majority of the Color Guard had been killed. I was the only Sergeant (so informed [?] by the Commanding Officer of the Regiment at the time) who would volunteer to take the colors. I then received them without rank or additional pay. I now respectfully ask that I may be allowed to retain them. I had the honor to bear them as a Private in the first engagement in which the Regiment ever[?] participated and would ask no higher honor than to be permitted to bear them through the last.
I am General, Very Respectfully, Your Obt. Servt.,
Dennis L. Ryan, Sergeant, Co. B,
Color Sergeant, 3rd Regt Geo. Vol.,
Benjamin F. Barnwell, Private, Company C, 3rd Regiment Georgia Infantry, enlisted at Penfield, Ga., April 24, 1861, for one year, advanced to Corporal, n.d., promoted to Ensign & 1st Lieutenant August 16, 1864, admitted Confederate States Hospital, Petersburg, Va. February 9, 1865, age 22, gunshot fracture, left arm, middle third, minnie ball, wounded February 6, Resection in continuity, two inches, done on field, date of Feb. 7, Healthy, transferred April 25 to General Hospital, admitted U.S.A. General Hospital, Fort Monroe, Va. May 17, discharged from Hospital on taking Oath, June 29, age 23
Camp 3rd Georgia Regt
4th Aug. 1864
We the undersigned Commissioned Officers of the 3rd Georgia Regt. respectfully recommend that Corpl. B. F. Barnwell Co. D be appointed Ensign of the Regt. The position being vacant by the death of Lieut. D. L. Ryan Killed in the engagement of July 30th 1864.
[Unable to read the names of the three Lieutenants signing]
M266: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia