The company muster roll covered the dates May 1- September 1, 1863. I scanned the records of several other Company G soldiers and I do not believe he was in the 36th Georgia for very long for whatever reason (died of diease, deserted). It could have been they were reluctant to report his proper disposition at the time they filled it out or they just failed to put it in there.
This much we do know:
1. He did receive a bounty payment of $50.00 and was on the bounty pay roll with the inclusive dates of January 20-June 1, 1862, dated June 1, 1862.
2. He does not appear on the regimental roll for July 1862.
3. He was not captured at Baker's Creek on May 16, 1863.
4. He was not at the surrender at Vicksburg on July 4 and paroled on July 8, 1863.
5. I could not find him nor his wife in the 1870 Federal Census for Murray or Whitfield County, Georgia by the spelling of Lagford or Langford.
6. He nor his widow applied for an Indigent Confederate Veteran's or Widow's pension in Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, or Texas.
7. I do not believe he died of disease during the summer of 1862 or at Vicksburg siege. Usually, when this happened a paperwork trail of some sort would have begun, for example, the dead recorded by the hospital (lots of examples of this survive in the compiled service records), or the widow filing for the balance of his pay and other allowance through the county court clerk to the Confederate Government (lots of examples of this exist in the compiled service records and for Whitfield County specifically). It would have been recorded on the aforementioned company muster rolls as "died of disease" or "died" with the date of death.
If he did survive the war, you may want to check and see if he left a paywork trail in the county and state in which he settled. I would check with the local newspapers for Confederate reunions to see if his name is mentioned, the Ex-Confederate Survivors Association, the United Confederate Veterans, and sometimes there is an annual census taken of ex-Confederate Veterans and Widows in Georgia beginning in the early 1900's in Georgia. Not sure if other states did it too.
I hope this helps.
Gerald D. Hodge, Jr.
M.A. Military History - Civil War Concentration
Research - Preservation
Historian: 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment