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Re: Wiley Martin
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There is a Wiley Martin listed in the roster for the 32nd Georgia Infantry. Part of the 32nd was recruited in Emanuel County, so this might be the soldier in question. Of all the Wiley Martins listed, he seems to be the most logical. Men usually enlisted or were conscripted in their county of residence. Especially those who were married and had families. Below see about the 32nd.


This Regiment enlisted men from the following counties: Burke, Clay, Dougherty, Emanuel, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Montgomery, Monroe, Talbot, Upson, Washington, & others.
The 32nd Georgia Regiment was also known as: George P. Harrison, Jr.'s Infantry - William H. Pruden's Infantry - E. H. Bacon's Infantry - W. T. Holland's Infantry - F. C. Cardon's Infantry -Haynes Willis' Infantry - Stephen D. Mobley's Infantry - William R. Hall's Infantry - John F. McElmurray's Infantry - Thomas Abram Huguenin's Infantry
The regiment was organized in May 1862 in Savannah, Georgia, with Colonel George P. Harrison, Jr., Commanding. "Colonel Harrison’s Infantry" was assigned to Savannah, Georgia, before being assigned to the defense of Charleston, S.C. in 1863. The 32nd was involved in operations at James Island, Fort Johnson, Morris Island, John's Island, Fort Sumter, and Fort Wagner. The Regiment fought at the Battle of Olustee (Ocean Pond), Florida, February 20, 1864, and took part in the Savannah and Carolina Campaigns, before surrendering in North Carolina, April 26, 1865.

To obtain a copy of this soldier's record, you have a couple of options. Alan Pitts, on this site, and help or you can check with the Georgia Archives at:

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