56th Georgia Infantry soldier from Milton, GA fought and survived at Franklin

T.J. Streetman mustered in May 1862 at Milton, GA with various relatives. He was paid a $50 bounty.

He was captured at Vicksburg July 4, 1863, paroled, re-enlisted.  Served until end of war.  Moved to Tennessee and died there in about 1921.

His Father William G Streetman and several brothers also served.  Uncle, Jehru Streetman, Captain. There were seven men with the last name of Streetman who served in the 56th GA infantry.

T.J. Streetman survived the war and moved to Tennessee where he was later buried.

The 56th GA saw action at Perryville, all over Mississippi including Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta campaign, Kennesaw Mountain, Franklin and the Carolina campaign.

At Franklin in November 1864, the 56th was part of Lee’s Corps, Stevenson’s Division, Cumming’s Brigade. They served with their fellow Georgians of the 24th, 36th and 39th Infantries.

Here’s some paperwork related to Streetman’s parole

Much of the information for this soldier was provided by a direct descendant, Chuck Griffiths.

2 thoughts on “56th Georgia Infantry soldier from Milton, GA fought and survived at Franklin

  1. Thanks so much for memorializing my GGG grandfather!

    I am having trouble finding info on his brother William Wayne Streetman who is reported to have died in the war, possibly at Loudon, TN.

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