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I am very happy to have found this group! I am trying to verify a family story that has been told that my great great grandfather was a 16 year old guard at Andersonville Prison during the Civil War. His name was George E Columbus- Hartley. He was from the Ft. Valley/Bryon Georgia area so it is possible he could have been at Andersonville. Stories have been told that after the war he hid that part of his life and made up stories for obvious reasons. Probably did not want a noose necklace. Maybe George was with the 57th GA Regiment that was sent to Andersonville to relive the 5th GA Regiment..... On a good note, I have been able to verify all of his brothers and their links to the Civil War. His brother's were: William W. Hartley, (Private, Company A, Cobb Guards, GA Infantry) died at the battle of Gettysburg, Green Hartley (Private, Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment) and Elbert Hartley (Private, Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment). If anyone happens to know if their was a roster of prison guards at Andersonville I would be very appreciative! Thanks!!
 

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Welcome! You have some interesting connections to the conflict: I hope we can help you find more information. Looking forward to your perspectives in our discussions. Enjoy!
 
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I am very happy to have found this group! I am trying to verify a family story that has been told that my great great grandfather was a 16 year old guard at Andersonville Prison during the Civil War. His name was George E Columbus- Hartley. He was from the Ft. Valley/Bryon Georgia area so it is possible he could have been at Andersonville. Stories have been told that after the war he hid that part of his life and made up stories for obvious reasons. Probably did not want a noose necklace. Maybe George was with the 57th GA Regiment that was sent to Andersonville to relive the 5th GA Regiment..... On a good note, I have been able to verify all of his brothers and their links to the Civil War. His brother's were: William W. Hartley, (Private, Company A, Cobb Guards, GA Infantry) died at the battle of Gettysburg, Green Hartley (Private, Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment) and Elbert Hartley (Private, Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment). If anyone happens to know if their was a roster of prison guards at Andersonville I would be very appreciative! Thanks!!
Hi and welcome, @Michael Joseph Miller! :wavespin: Glad you've joined us!
 

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I am very happy to have found this group! I am trying to verify a family story that has been told that my great great grandfather was a 16 year old guard at Andersonville Prison during the Civil War. His name was George E Columbus- Hartley. He was from the Ft. Valley/Bryon Georgia area so it is possible he could have been at Andersonville. Stories have been told that after the war he hid that part of his life and made up stories for obvious reasons. Probably did not want a noose necklace. Maybe George was with the 57th GA Regiment that was sent to Andersonville to relive the 5th GA Regiment..... On a good note, I have been able to verify all of his brothers and their links to the Civil War. His brother's were: William W. Hartley, (Private, Company A, Cobb Guards, GA Infantry) died at the battle of Gettysburg, Green Hartley (Private, Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment) and Elbert Hartley (Private, Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment). If anyone happens to know if their was a roster of prison guards at Andersonville I would be very appreciative! Thanks!!
Hi, Michael, and welcome aboard from the Railroads and Steam Locomotives forum.
 


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