Hi Rick, thank you so much for helping me.
here is what i have.
Patrick Lafite McCawley
B: 1836 in Ireland
Kia : 1864 -Civil War
enlisted Aug.8, 1861, transferred to 2nd Co I, 38th Regiment, Ga INf, and appointed Sergeant May 2, 1862. Transferred to 2nd Co. A 60th Regiment, Ga INf. March 1, 1863. Deserted to the enemy Feb. 19 1864. this company was organized in Henry Co, Al. It was successicely designated 3d Co, E, and 2d Co, K 25th Reg, Ga Inf, IN Dec, 1861, the Irwin INvincibles, "afterwards" Henry Light INf. was ordered from West Virginia to Georgia by the Secretary of War. It arrived in Ga Jan 12, 1862 and went into camp near Savannah, Ga, and was assigned to the 25th Reg Ga INf. On May 2, 1862 a number of the members of companies E and K were transferred to form 2d Co I, 38th Reg Ga inf, which became 2d Co. A 60th Reg GA inf. Feb 28, or Mar 1, 1863 and Co, K, 61st Reg Ala inf. April 11, 1864. the company appears to have ceased to exist May 2, 1862
since my last bullitin, i learned that perhaps P.L. mccawley never had been in mississippi. so, maybe i should look elswhere ??? He lived in Milton Florida.
His father-in-law Frederick O. Beal, also enlisted ,,with
Company "E" 15th Regiment of Confederate Cavalry, an Alabama Regiment, they lived in Escambia Co. Florida, on the border of Escambia Co. Alabama. so maybe they joined at the same time,??
so many questions. lol but anyway, thank you for your interest, if you find anything, i sure would appreciate it. sheila mccawley/schultz