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Conflict Period:
Civil War (Confederate) 1
Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
2nd Sgt. 2
Birth:
Mar 1836 2
Shortersville, Henry, Alabama 2
Death:
27 May 1905 2
Houston County, Alabama 2
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Full Name:
Colen Shaw Varnum 3
Full Name:
C S Varnum 1
Birth:
Mar 1836 2
Shortersville, Henry, Alabama 2
Death:
27 May 1905 2
Houston County, Alabama 2
Physical Description:
Height: 5' 91/4" 2
Weight/Build: Complexion Fair 2
Eye Color: Blue 2
Hair Color: Brown 2
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Birth:
Mother: Ann A Scott, Birth 31 Mar 1805 in, Robeson, North Carolina, Death in, Henry, Alabama 2
Father: Readen Varnum, Birth1785 in North Carolina, Death in Henry, Alabama 2
Marriage:
Indianna C Mears 2
1859 2
Alabama 2
Spouse Death Date: after Oct 1912 3
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Civil War (Confederate) 1

Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
2nd Sgt. 2
Service Start Date:
08 Aug 1861 2
Service End Date:
21 Jun 1865 2
Enlistment Date:
1863 1
Military Unit:
60th Infantry 1
State:
Georgia 1
Wounded:
Wounded at Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865 2
Wounded:
Dec 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg in the state of Virginia 2

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Alabama, Confederate Pension and Service Records, 1862-1947

 
  Name: C S Varnum Residence County: Henry Residence Year: 1902

Civil War Service

Civil war       Colon Shaw Varnum enlisted in Capt Irwin's company on Aug 8, 1861, at Franklin, Alabama, as a Private for a period of 1 year. Colen was 23 years old. Irwin's Co. Became (2nd) Co E 25thReg't Ga Infantry. In May 1862 Colen was Transfered. (2nd) Co E became Co(2nd) I 38Reg't Ga. Infantry. On Sept 29, 1862 he was appointed 3rd Sgt of (2nd) I Co. and had 4 months 2 days pay due as Corp. Wounded Dec 13 at Fredericksburg, Va. Appears on Register of Medical Director's Office, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2, Dec 15 , 1862. In CSA Hospipal At Danville, Va Dec 23, 1862 and returned to duty Dec 28, 1862. (2nd) I Co. I 38th Reg't Ga. Infantry Was tranafered in March or April 1863 by order of Major General Early to the 60th Reg't Ga Infantry. It became (2nd) Co A, 60th Ga Infantry. On aroll Dated Jan 15,1864 Colen was listed as a 2nd Sgt.of (2nd) co A 60th Ga Inf. Co A, 60th Ga Infantry was transfered To the 61st Reg't Alabama Volunteers, by S. O. No. 84. A. & I. G. O. dated April 11 !864. It became Co K, 60th Alabama. Was listed as 1st Sgt of Co K, 60th Alabama on the June 30, 1864 roll. Wounded at Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865 and Captured, sent to Point Lookout, Va., arrived April 4, 1865. He was released June 21, 1865. He signed an oath of Allegiance at Point Lookout,Md on that date. It listed him as 1ST Sgt of the 61 Alabama Infantry Regt, also listed place of residence as Henry County, Alabama.His hair was Brown, eyes were blue, height 5ft 9 inches

All The Same Person

C S Varnum of the Co E 25th Ga Inf, Co I 38th Ga Inf, Co A 60th Ga Inf and Colon S Varnum of the 61st Al Inf are the same person.

Colon S Varnum 1st Sgt of the 61st, Al Inf Reg't Was wounded and captured At Petersburg, Va, April 2, 1865. He was released June 21, 1865, when he signed an oath of allegiance at Point Lookout, Md. The oath gave his Unit as the 61st Alabama and place of residence as Henry County , Al. They all enlisted at Franklin Alabama

Company E: 3rd Company E - Henry County Alabama men - Irwin Invincibles

Company E: 3rd Company E - Henry County Alabama men - Irwin Invincibles, subsequently called Henry Light Infantry - This company was organized in Henry County, Alabama. It was successively designated 3rd Company E, and 2nd Company K of the 25th Georgia Infantry. In December 1861, this company was ordered from Virginia to Georgia by the secretary of war. It arrived in Georgia on January 12, 1862, and went into camp near Savannah, Georgia. It was assigned to the 25th Regiment Georgia Infantry on May 2, 1862. A many of the members of Companies E, and K, were transferred to form 2nd Company I, , which became 2nd Company A, 60th Regiment Georgia Infantry on February 28/March 1, 1863, and Company K, 61st Regiment Alabama Infantry on April 11, 1864. This company appears to have ceased to exist May 2, 1862, but a number of the members are accounted for at later dates. Commands to which they were transferred were not always found..

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