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Six Hemrick Brothers in the Civil War

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There were six Hemrick brothers from Clarke County, Georgia who fought in the War Between the States, three of them in the command of Major W.S. Grady, father of Henry W. Grady. The men were Henry, David, William, Charles, Alexander and Levi. Mssrs. David and Levi still live in Clarke County. "It is to be doubted whether any county in the confederate states furnished more soldiers from as few families."[1]

  • Henry Hemrick and his brother enlisted in Company "G" (Highland Guards), 25th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. This company was organized in Athens, GA and attached to the 25th N.C. Regiment. It surrendered with General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox on 9 April 1865. He served as a Private then was promoted to Corporal. He was slightly wounded twice.[2]
  • David Hemrick also enlisted in Company "G" (Highland Guards), 25th North Carolina Infantry Regt. He served as a Private.[3]
  • William Hemrick enlisted in Company "G" (Highland Guards), 25th Regt. N. C. Infantry Regiment. This company was organized in Athens, GA and attached to the 25th N.C. Regiment. It surrendered with General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox on 9 April 1865. He served as a Private. William was captured by the Union forces twice and escaped both times. He was so passionate about "The War" that he refused to sign the oath of allegiance to the United States after it was over. As a result, he was disenfranchised of the vote and citizenship until the late 1880s when general amnesty was granted.[4]
  • Charles Hemrick joined the conflict when he turned 18. He served in the Lumpkin Artillery Company, Palmer's Battalion, Georgia Volunteers Cobb's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, Hardee's Corps Army of Tennessee . He served as a private until the end of the war. [5]
  • Alex Hemrick enlisted in the Lumpkin Artillery Company with his brother Charles, when they came of age and served as a private until the end of the war. Like William, he refused to sign the oath of allegiance to the United States and was therefore not considered a citizen until amnesty was granted.[6]
  • Levi Hemrick was underage to enlist but did so anyway and served as a private and hostler in Company "A", Georgia Factory Guards. He served by the side of his brother-in-law, Granderson F. Lovern. [7]

Sources

  1. "Soldier Brothers: Ten Brave Brothers Went from Clarke County to the War"; The Atlanta Constitution, Published 8 May 1895, page 3.
  2. Jarvis, Grace. The Hemrick and Allied Families(Germany to Georgia), 1727-1974. Baltimore, MD: Deford & Company, 1975. pp 59.
  3. Jarvis, Grace. The Hemrick and Allied Families(Germany to Georgia), 1727-1974. Baltimore, MD: Deford & Company, 1975. pp 77.
  4. Jarvis, Grace H. The Hemrick and Allied Families(Germany to Georgia), 1727-1974. Baltimore, MD:Deford & Company, 1975. pp93.
  5. Jarvis, Grace H. The Hemrick and Allied Families(Germany to Georgia), 1727-1974. Baltimore, MD:Deford & Company, 1975. pp91-119.
  6. Jarvis, Grace. The Hemrick and Allied Families (Germany to Georgia), 1727-1974. Baltimore, MD: Deford & Company, 1975. pp126
  7. Jarvis, Grace. The Hemrick and Allied Families (Germany to Georgia), 1727-1974. Baltimore, MD: Deford & Company, 1975. pp 142.

References

  • Company G, 25th N.C. Infantry Regiment—From Athens, Georgia, Clay and Macon counties, North Carolina, commanded by Captain Wm. S. Grady, who was promoted Major and mortally wounded at the "Crater" 30 June, 1864, and afterwards by Captain John S. Hayes, then Captain John H. Phinisee. 25th North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War. page 292 [1]




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