Joseph W. B. R. Slade

b. 19 February 1842, d. 17 August 1864
     Joseph W. B. R. Slade was born on February 19, 1842 in Pike County, Georgia. He was the son of Simon Slade and Matilda Rickerson. He died on August 17, 1864 in Winchester, Winchester City County, Virginia, at age 22 killed in battle of Civil War near Winchester, VA.1 Private Slade was honored posthumously by the Upson County Veterans at a Veterans Reunion in Thomaston on August 25, 1886.2 The Barnesville Gazette August 26, 1886 Veteran's Reunion
The 5th and 13th Georgia Regiments Entertained by Upson County Veteran Association
A Magnificent Barbequed Dinner, Eighty Carcasses -- Address by Gen. John B. Gordon and a Love Feast of Anecotes and War Experience.
Yesterday was a gala day in Thomaston. The War Veterans were in their glory, and Thomaston was happy, notwithstanding the cause for which these veterans fought was lost. By arrangement, the Upson County Veterans Association entertained a reunion of the 5th and 13th Georgia Regiments, and all the war veteran's of other commands of other commands present yesterday. Several veterans came in Tuesday, but the bulk of them came in yesterday.
Several veterans of the war of 1836 were present, and Capt. W.H. Brown was the only representative of the Mexican war present.
At twelve o'clock, the Upson County Veterans Association under command of
Captain W.H. Brown, and the Upson Guards under command of Capt. M.H. Sandwich formed and marched to the depot to receive visiting soldiers. The members of the 5th Georgia were formed by Mr. A.J. King, and those of the 13th Georgia by Mr. F.J. Reeves.
The whole command was then formed into procession by Marshall of the day, Capt. J.T. Lewis, in the following order: Band, Upson County Guards, 5th Georgia Regiment, 13th Georgia Regiment, and Upson County Veteran's Association.
The procession then marched to the courthouse, where the meeting was called to order by Judge T.S. Sharman, President of the Upson County Veteran's Association. Rev B.E.L. Timmons offered prayer, and Mayor B.D. Hardaway delivered an appropriate address of welcome.
This was responded to by representatives of the two regiments. Hon J.D. Stewart made a happy response.
Dinner was then announced and all participated in one of the best barbeques imaginable.
In the afternoon the two regiments met in the college building and transacted their
regular business, elected officers for the ensuing year &c. At night the veterans met
again and listened to a stirring address by Gen. John B. Gordon. Then a sort of love
fest was held, in which was given anecdotes and war experiences.
First Sergt. J.T.G. Caldwell exhibited to the veterans the original muster-roll
of his company, as follows: (note Roll is sorted alphabetically by transcriber)

Last Name Given Name Rank On August 26, 1886:
Allen John A. Private Lives in Texas
Allen J.C. 4th Sergt. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenantcy; died at his home after the war.
Andrews John D. Private Killed at the Battle of the Wilderness, Va.
Bagwell James L. Private Died at White Sulpher Springs, Va.
Baker John H. Captain Wounded six times; was Col. Of the Regiment at the close of the
war; lives now at his home in Pike Co., Ga; He also served
in the Mexican War for the defense of his country.
Ballard J.H. Private Killed at Coal (Cold) Harbor, before Richmond, Va.
Bankston J.A. Recruit Died at home after the war
Barker J.W. Private Died at White Sulpher Springs, Va.
Barrett T.J. 3rd Sergt. Was promoted to 2nd Lieut; Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Barrow Benjamin Private Discharged; lives in Griffin, Ga.
Beauchamp W.G. Private Died after the war in 1881
Beckham J.H. Private Died at Blue Sulpher Springs, Va.
Beckham J.T. Private Lives in Pike county, Ga.
Brown William Private Lives in Texas
Buckalieu W.M. Private Wounded at the Wilderness, Va., and died.
Caldwell J.T.G. 1st Sergt. Lives in Zebulon, Pike County, Ga.
Chapman John Recruit Killed at Hatchers, near Petersburg, Va., 1865
Clark Robert Recruit Killed in battle.
Coats John H.H. Private Died in Macon, Ga. after the war
Coats William Recruit Died in hospital at Lynchburg
Cochran W.A. Private Wounded four times; lives in Texas
Cochran W.B. Private Died at home while on a furlough
Coggin W.J. Recruit Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Coker Lee Recruit Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Connally George A. Private Wounded once at Gettysburg, Va., and lives in Idaho Territory
Connally E.L. 2nd Lieut. Wounded once; promoted to the Captaincy, afterwards discharged;
Lives at his home in Pike Co., Ga
Connally W.F. 5th Sergt. Wounded once in the bowels; lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Cook H.C. Private Lives in Pike county, Ga.
Cook Benj. F. Recruit Discharged; lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Curtis C.H., Dr. Private Wounded four times during the war, and once by the yankees
after the war; died in 1880
Curtis E.S. Private Died at home while on a furlough
Curtis W.K. Recruit Wounded at the Wilderness, Va; lives in Carrollton, Ga.
Doster T.T. Recruit Died after the war.
Driver J.A. Private Killed at Winchester, Va.
Driver W.G. Private Killed at the Wilderness, Va.
Edmunds John B. Private Killed at Sharpsburg, Md.
Ezell Joseph Private Died with smallpox in Va.
Fallin James Private Died at Piney Creek, West Va.
Furgerson James Private Discharged; lives in Pike Co.
Gibson D.M.C. Private Musician for the Regt; married in Va., lives there now
near Lynchburg.
Green J.L. Private Killed at Winchester, Va.
Green J.P. Private Wounded once; lives in Alabama; first man wounded in the company
Green L.J., Dr. Private Appointed assistant surgeon of regiment; lives in Zebulon, Georgia
Green M.L. Private Died at Charlottesville, Va.
Greer J.C.C. Private Transferred; afterwards died in Va.
Gregg G.C. Recruit Killed at Danville, Va. after Gen. Lee had surrendered,
explosion of a magazine, 1865
Gregg J.D. Recruit Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Gwyn W.O. Private Wounded twice; lives in Pike county, Ga.
Hancock J.E. Recruit Lives in Spalding Co., Ga.
Handcock G.W. Private Lives in Paulding county, Ga.
Harris Leonard Private Sixty-nine years old when he joined the Confederate Guards,
made a faithful soldier, now lives at his home in Pike Co., Ga.,
respected by all who know him especially the ladies
Hartsfield J.J. Private Lives in Texas
Hartsfield W.F. Private Killed at Coal (Cold) Harbor
Hickson M.H. Private Lives in Houston county, Ga.
Holland G.W. Private Died after the war in Texas
Horn N.W. Private Died at his home while on furlough
Howell J.C. 1st CorporalWounded twice; lives in Zebulon; lives in Zebulon, Ga.
Irvin W.I. Private Killed at Sharpsburg, Md.
Irvin James Recruit Died in Hospital, Culpepper, CH, Va., 1862
Johnson J.J. Recruit Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Johnson Terrell Recruit Lives in Paulding county, Ga.
Jones A.B. Private Lives at his home in Spalding county, Ga.
Jones B.E. Private Died in a yankee prison, Point Lookout
Jordan M.K. Private Wounded once; lives in Pike county, Ga.
Jordan P.M. Private Died at home since the war.
Jordan J.P. Recruit Killed at Malvern Hill, Va.
Justice George Private Killed at Sharpsburg, Md.
Kendrick W.M. Private Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., now lives in Texas.
Kendrick John Recruit Killed at Sharpsburg, Md.
Kent F.R. Recruit Lives in Alabama
Kent M.H. Recruit Lives in Alabama
Knight D.B. Recruit Killed at Malvern Hill, Va.
Koffman Daniel Recruit Discharged
Langford T.F. Private Died at Wilmington, NC.
Leak J.H. Private Lives in Atlanta, Ga.
Maddox C.F. Private Killed at Fredericksburg, Va.
Maddox E.A. Private Lives in Louisiana
Maddux P.H. Recruit Lives in Louisiana
Mangham C.A. 2nd CorporalLives in Texas
Mangham W.D. 3rd CorporalWounded three times; died after the war.
Mangham John H. Promoted to division commissary of Regt; Lives in Griffin, Ga.
Manry Henry Private Died at Hamilton's Crossing, Va.
Manry James Private Lost one leg at Malvern Hill, Va. lives at Milner, Pike Co. Ga.
Marshall J.P. Recruit Lives in Upson Co., Ga.
Matthews John B. Private Wounded three times and was Captain at the close of the war;
lives at Concord, Pike Co., Ga.
McLendon John Private Died at home after the war
Means J.W. Private Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Milner C.E. Private Killed at Sharpsburg, Md.
Milner R.W. 4th CorporalKilled at Fredericksburg, Va. (First battle)
Minter H.J. Private Died at home after the war
Minter J.J. Private Lives in Alabama
Minter Burrell Recruit Died at home after the war
Minter W.C. Recruit Lives in Upson Co., Ga.
Minter John A. Recruit Lives in Upson Co., Ga.
Mitchell John H. 1st Lieut. Wounded twice; was promoted to the Captaincy; now lives
in his home in Pike Co., Ga.
Parks F.R. Private Killed at Sharpsburg, Md.
Peden A.O. Private Died at home while on a furlough
Peden J.S. Private Killed at Winchester, Va.
Pilkinton James Private Killed at Savannah, Ga.
Pope W.F. Private Killed at Sharpsburg, Md; the first man killed in battle
Pryor M. Private Wounded twice; lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Pryor A.J. Recruit Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Pugh W.A. Private Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Pugh Wesley Private Killed at Malvern Hill, Va.
Pugh C.J. Recruit Lives in Upson Co., Ga.
Reaves G.W., Jr. Private Wounded once; lives in Floyd Co., Ga.
Reaves J.W. Recruit Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Reaves Joseph Recruit Died in hospital at Lynchburg, 1864
Reaves Henry Recruit Drowned in Cape Fear River, 1862
Reid R.V., Dr. Private Promoted to surgeon of Regt. Died at his home in Zebulon, Ga.
After the war, Sept. 15th 1878
Reynolds James M. Private Killed at Monockocy, Md.
Riggins Thomas J. Private Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Rogers Lemuel Private Wounded four times; died in Texas after the war.
Rucker R.B., Dr. Private Discharged; lives in Texas.
Seat Henry S. Private Killed at Cedar Run, Va.
Shannon W.F. Private Killed at Winchester, Va.
Shivers John W. Private Wounded once; lives at Pike Co., Ga.
Slade J.W. Private Killed at Winchester, Va.
Slade S.G. Private Wounded once at Monockocy, Md., lost one leg, and died at his
home after the war in 1880.
Sloan William Private Died at home while on furlough
Smith L.H. Private Died at hospital in Va.
Speights W.T. Recruit Lives in Fulton Co., Ga.
Spurlin W.G. Private Wounded twice, captured and died in a yankee prison.
Stegar J.C. 3rd Lieut. Discharged; died at home soon after the war, with brain fever
Terrell T.J. Private Lives in Clayton Co., Ga.
Terrell A.D.T. Recruit Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Terrell W.H. Recruit Lives in Alabama
Terrill G.H. Recruit Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Tidwell W.A. Recruit Lives in Alabama
Turner A.M. Private Lives in Spalding Co., Ga.
Turner Martin Private Lives in Meriwether Co., Ga.
Turner D.C. 2nd Sergt. Lives in Texas
Walker John D. Private Killed at Gettsyburg.
Waller T.J. Private Killed at Cold Harbor, Va.
Weaver W.W. Private Died at Savannah, Ga.
Weiss Abraham Private A Jew; killed at Malvern Hill, Va.
Wells Harry Private Asst. Commissary of Brigade; Lives in Zebulon, Ga.
Whatley S.C. Private Killed at Winchester, Va.
White W.C. Private Died at Red Sulpher Springs, West Va.
Williams J.W. Private Discharged; Afterwards joined some other command and died.
Williams T.B. Recruit Lives in Arkansas
Williamson H.D. Private Killed at Sharpsburg, Md.
Williamson J.J. Private Wounded at the Wilderness, Va., and died.
Williamson John S. Private Died at Lewisburg, Va.
Williamson Joseph M. Private Killed at Monockocy, Md.
Williamson Frank Recruit Killed at Winchester, 1863
Wilson E.W. Dr. Private Discharged; Lives at Warm Springs, Pike Co., Ga.
Wilson R.S. Private Lives in Texas.
Wood Charles Private Lives in Mississippi.
Wood Henry W. Private Unaccounted for.
Wood M.R. Recruit Lives in Mississippi.
Wood Josiah Recruit Lives in Alabama
Wright J.W. Recruit Died after the war.
Wright Joseph Recruit Lives in Pike Co., Ga.
Wright John Recruit Killed at the Wilderness, Va., 1864.

Census & City Directory Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1850District 68, Pike County, GeorgiaSimon Slade3
1860Zebulon Township, Pike County, GeorgiaSimon Slade4

Citations

  1. [S56] Helen Prescott, Helen Prescott Papers, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Libr, Chapel Hill, NC.
  2. [S375] The Barnesville [GA] Gazette Newspaper, , August 26, 1886 article about Veteran's Reunion of 5th and 13th Georgia Regiments.
  3. [S234] 1850 US Census of Pike County, Georgia, Dist 68, p 260 [131], lines 3-8, hh 112, fam 112, [Ancestry image #16].
  4. [S55] 1860 US Census Pike Co, GA, Zebulon Township, page 25, lines 31-38, hh 169, fam 169.