Merry Christmas to All! I am trying to prove or disprove that the Andrew J Nobles that served as a private in Co K 57th Ala Regt. is the same Andrew J Nobles who served in the 1st FL US Calv. But I am not sure how to do this. I do know that Andrew's brother's served in the 57th. His brother John Calvin is my gggrandfather.
From a fellow researcher I was told that it was not uncommon for members of the 57th to desert to the union because of the hardships the men faced.
I found this information on the "Union" Andrew Nobles: 1st FL US Calv. - Andrew J. Nobles (b.1841 Lee Co. GA) enlisted Company C 3/5/64 at Barrancas. He was AWOL in mid 1864. He deserted at Montgomery AL 3/25/65. He was 5'7", blue eyes, dark hair & fair skin.
Widow 'Quillart' filed for Union pension application #141735
This is the "Confederate" information I have found on him:
NOBLES, Andrew J Pvt enlisted:Elba, (Coffee Co.,Alabama) on 3-16-63, deserted Camp Lee 8-11-63, rejoined 10-26-63
I have not found Andrew or his wife Quillart in the 1870 census.
His siblings stayed in the panhandle area of Florida but none of their descendants have knowledge of Andrew.
I have not ordered the Union pension record because I am not sure if it will hold any information in it, especially since it appears that he died prior to 1870. If I need to do this, what is the best way to do order it? What files do I need to request? Any help and guidance is greatly appreciated!