Mustered in May 1862 at Milton, GA with various relatives. He was paid a $50 bounty.
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.
He survived the war.
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.
Submitted by Chuck Griffiths, 3G grandson