28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry

1861 - 1865

Pictures - Company E

Pvt. George Dewey Coggins
Company E, 28th Georgia
George Dewey Coggins was born on November 26, 1829, in Pike County, Georgia. He enlisted as a private in Company E, 28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, on September 10, 1861. He was wounded in his left side by a minie ball during the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. The muster roll for December 31, 1863, last on file, shows him present. Pension records show that he surrendered at Salisbury, North Carolina, in 1865. After the war, he was a farmer. He had to live with the minie ball lodged next to his left lung for the rest of his life and he drew a pension from Meriwether County, Georgia, due to the wound he received during the war. He died on March 23, 1907, in Carroll County, Georgia, and is buried at the Aragon City Cemetery in Aragon, Polk County, Georgia.
Photo and information courtesy of John LaSala and by Angela Coggins LaSala and Elizabeth Jackson,
G-G-Granddaughters of Pvt. George D. Coggins.

Pvt. Emanuel (Amanuel) Gray
Company E, 28th Georgia
Emanuel Gray was born on June 12, 1844, in Meriwether County, Georgia. He enlisted as a private in Company E, 28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, on July 26, 1862. He served with Colquitt's Brigade and with General Lee in Virginia for the duration of the war. He surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina, on April 26, 1865. His confederate pension application, filed in Milam County, Ben Arnold, Texas, on November 20, 1905, noted he had been a resident of Ben Arnold, Texas for 12 years. His occupation was a farmer, when he was able. His medical report stated he had rheumatism and chronic malaria. His age, when completing the pension application, was 61 years old as of June 12, 1905. He is buried in Milam County, Texas.
Photo and information courtesy of Catherine Poloynis,
G-G-Granddaughter of Pvt. Emanuel (Amanuel) Gray.


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