Alan J. PittsWould you like to know more?Tue Feb 27 22:02:31 2001
Here's his company profile from the 4th Battn., Hilliard's Legion:Company “B” of Dale, Henry and Barbour Counties Capt. John D. McLennan. Appointed Major [September 26,] 1862, to rank September 14, 1862; formerly Senior 1st Lieutenant of the “Barbour Light Artillery.” Capt. James Lang. Promoted Captain [September 26,] 1862, to rank September 14, 1862; formerly Senior 1st Lieutenant of Company “C”, the “Barbour Light Artillery.” Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, September 20, 1863. Later served as Captain of Company “D”, 59th Alabama Infantry Regiment. Members mustered at Louisville, Alabama, April 30, 1862. Originally forming part of the “Barbour Light Artillery”, these officers and men organized as a separate company on May 27, 1862, Montgomery, Alabama. They later formed Company “D” of the 59th Alabama Infantry Regiment.Microfilm on the service records here in Birmingham show that Wade H. Emmerson was one of four Emmerson men who served in that company. The others were 3rd Sgt. James C. Emmerson, wounded in the trenches at Petersburg VA on or just before Aug. 17, 1864; died in a Petersburg hospital five days later. John Emmerson, wounded at Petersburg July 5, 1864, and lost his right arm. He was sent home to Perote in Pike County. Greene Emmerson enlisted on Jan. 18, 1864, and appears on roll through Sept. 30, 1864, but no later record. Wade H. Emmeson enlisted at Louisville Feb. 18, 1863, and served with this unit until captured on April 2, 1865, the day Lee's lines collapsed around Petersburg. He was released at Point Lookout MD June 11, 1865. Federal records show that he was from Barbour County, had hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion.Hope that's of some interest to you.