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Bass, Joseph R.

JOSEPH R. BASS, Caddo Mills.—Was born July 27, 1837, at Marion Court House, S. C. Enlisted an the Confederate Army September, 1862, at Britton Station, Ala., as private in Company H, Second Alabama Regiment, Gen. S. W. Ferguson 's brigade, Gen. S. D. Lee's division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's corps; J. H. McCreary, first Captain, and Jim Cunningham, first Colonel. Was never wounded, taken prisoner, changed or promoted. Was detailed as Courier when the brigade was formed. Had skirmishes daily from May, 1864, fighting Sherman through Georgia. The largest battle I was in occurred at Atlanta, Ga. From Savannah we went through South Carolina and as far north as Greensboro, N. C. There we met President Jeff Davis on his retreat from Richmond, and accompanied him back to Georgia. The soldiers were paid in silver and gold at Washington, Ga. I received $15 in silver, was paroled at Forsythe, Ga., reached home, Evergreen, Ala., on May 10, 1865.

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