IN THE 44th Tennessee Infantry

ZACHARIAH N. CARROLL, S4834 Company D, 44th TN Inf., Sgt.David Smith from Baytown, TX sent this to me. He says, "I recently received copies of Zachariah Carroll's application for CSA pension from TN as well as his wife's application - both of which were rejected - and received a big surprise . . The Zachariah N. Carroll who served as a Sgt. in Co.D of the CSA 44th TN Inf. - COULD NOT POSSIBLY BE the man buried here in Baytown, TX and that IN SPITE OF THE FACT his grave here in Baytown has a VA headstone stating that he served in this outfit!
Note: the Z. Carroll who seved in the 44th: (1) died on 6/1/1905 in Franklin Co., TN, (2) had lived in TN all his life & (3) was married to "Mary J. (Miller) Carroll." The Z. Carroll buried here in Baytown: (1) died on 1/29/1878, (2) is buried hundreds of miles from TN & (3) was married to "Susan (Clark) Carroll."
Bottom line - I'm fully persuaded now that someone laid down a VA marker here in Baytown ON THE WRONG MAN'S GRAVE ! :-0
Thanks for the dialogue - your e-mail made me wonder - and receiving these applications confirmed it! I believe you helped bring to light a very bad mistake here. Thank you!

WILLIAM DELZELL joined Company D 44th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry on March 20, 1862. He was inducted in at Corinth, MS. for 12 months service. William's name appears on a list of "Killed, Wounded or Missing in Action". He had been wounded December 31, 1862 in the Battle of Murfreesboro, TN. Muster Roll for March - June, 1863 show him absent with the remark, "Detailed to work on railroad, April 8, 1863 by order of General Bragg." On the July - August roll he is again absent with this remark, "Sent to Hospital August 24, 1863 at Louden, TN. by order of Surgeon Jackson." He returned to active duty at the end of 1863. Muster rolls for January - December, 1864 show him present. He was captured on April 2, 1865 at Petersburg, VA. William Delzell is shown on the roll of prisioners received at Fort Delaware, State of Delaware, from City Point, VA. on April 4, 1865. He was described as, "brown complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes and 6 ft. height." His residence was given as Franklin, TN. He was released June 10, 1865. Submitted by descendant Billy Denham (

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This page was created 10 January 2001 by Judy Henley Phillips and updated 11 Apr. 2002. 2001.