Galvanized troops were used in battle on more than one occasion.
In at least one instance, they were northern born yankees fighting against Union troops.

When Yankees Fought Yankees

Galvanized Troops in Battle During the War Between the States

by Brian Chastain

 

Notes

 

1OR Series I Vol. 40 Part 1 p. 820

2OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 254

3OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 254-255

4CMSR – Andrews

5CMSR – Andrews

6OR Series I Vol. 49 Part 1 p. 323 – Stoneman; p. 330-337 – Gillem

7North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865, Vol. 18 p. 31

8North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865, Vol. 18 p. 113

9North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865, Vol. 19 p. 229

10OR Series II Vol. 7 p. 401 – Anderson; p. 586-587 – Andrews.  Capt. Allen is listed here as Henry B. Allen.  His CMSR shows his name as Capt. Henry P. Allen.

11OR Series II Vol. 7 p. 401

12North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865, Vol. 18 p. 57-58

13OR Series II Vol. 7 p. 586-587

14North Carolina Troops, Vol. 18 p. 411; Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina, Vol. 4, p. 131

15North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865, Vol. 18 p. 429

16OR Series I Vol. 49 Part 2 p. 534

17OR Series I Vol. 49 Part 1 p. 323 – Stoneman; p. 333 – Gillem

18OR Series I Vol. 53 p. 1054

19North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865, Vol. 18 p. 113

20CMSR – Fouche

21Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, Vol. 1 p. 918

22CMSRs – 8 Battalion Confederate Infantry.  The reference to Pvt. Gobin is found in The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865, by Eliza Frances Andrews (sister of Garnett Andrews), p. 208.

23CMSR – O'Neill p. 36

24OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 668, 750

25CMSR – O'Neill

26Tennesseans in the Civil War, Part 1

27The Galvanized Yankees, by Dee Brown, Chapter 12, "A Note on the Galvanized Confederates," p. 124-126

28CMSR – O'Neill p. 40

29OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 2 p. 701

30Tennesseans in the Civil War, Part 1 p. 195

31OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 2 p. 701

32OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 2 p. 724

33OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 847, 852, 856

34OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 865-868

35OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 861-864

36OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 870-871

37OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 870-871

38OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 861-864

39OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 870-871

40Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898, by Dunbar Rowland

41OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 861-864

42OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 861-864

43OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 861-864

44OR Series I Volume 45 Chapter LVII p. 844: EGYPT MISSISSIPPI, December 28, 1864  Mobile & Ohio Railroad Expedition.

45OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 845 – Grierson; p. 847, 852, 856 – Grierson's brigade commanders; p. 861-864 – Hope

46OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 861-864 – Hope; p. 870-871 – Wier

47OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 1273 Organizations Mentioned includes Metts (David W.) Cavalry – 1st Mississippi Cavalry Reserves.  The regiment is listed on p. 1234 in Maj. Gen. Frank Gardner's District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, in Denis' Brigade (Col. Jules C. Denis).  The index lists 1st Mississippi Cavalry Reserves on p. 870, which is Wier's report of the battle at Egypt.  Despite this reference, the organization known as Metts' Battalion on the expedition to Egypt Station must be the 200 dismounted men of Brig. Gen. S. W. Ferguson's cavalry brigade, which were sent to Mobile, Alabama.  OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 2 p. 677 and OR Series I Vol. 49 Part 1 p. 946 record correspondence from staff officers of Gen. G. T. Beauregard about 200 men sent from camp at Carthage AL to Mobile Dec. 5 or 10, 1864.  The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, by Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History (1908) p. 819, recording the history of the 9th Mississippi Cavalry (Miller's), formerly the 17th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry (Steede's Battalion), more specifically identifies those troops by stating that "The dismounted men of Ferguson's brigade were sent for temporary service to Mobile under Major Steede, Seventeenth Mississippi Battalion, from camp at Carthage about 5th or 10th of December, 1864."  Capt. Michael A. Metts of Company D, 11th Mississippi Cavalry and the 200 dismounted men of Ferguson's brigade were therefore the Metts and Metts' Battalion on the expedition to Egypt Station.

48OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 861-864

49Ammunition – The Old Guard in Gray, p. 172-174, and Foreigners in the Confederacy, p. 131; numbers surrendered – OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 847-851

50OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 2 p. 552

51Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War, p. 309

52OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 856-859

53OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 847

54OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 861-864

55OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 861-864 – Hope

56OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 870-871 – Wier

57OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 870-871 – Wier

58OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 861-864 – Hope

59OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 849 – Kargé; p. 861-864 – Hope

60OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 870-871 – Wier

61OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 852 – Winslow

62OR I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 870 – Wier; Index: "J. C. Shoup, p. 871" (Wier's report)

63OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 125 – Noble

64OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 849 & 851 – Kargé; p. 857-858 – Osband

65OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 872-873 – Evans; OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 847 – Kargé; OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 554 – Hosmer; Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War, p. 309

66OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 847 – Kargé

67OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 125 – Noble: "Lieutenant-Colonel Burke, now a prisoner on board"

68CMSR  M. A. Metts  Captain/Captain  Co. D, 11 Mississippi Cavalry; OR Series I Vol. 45 Part 1 p. 856-859 – Osband

69OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 125 – Noble

70OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 124 – Stone

71OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 358-359 – Dodge

72OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 125 – Noble

73OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 358-359 – Dodge

74OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 554

75CMSR Martin Burke – Captain/Captain, Co. D/F & S, 1 and 4 Missouri Infantry.

76History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865

77History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865

78CMSR  M. J. Adams – Private, Company A, 10 Tennessee Inf.

79CMSR  Milton J. Adams – Private, Company A, 5 U. S. Vol. Infantry

80CMSR  Jesse Ammon – Private, Company D, 10 Tennessee Inf.

81CMSR  Jesse Ammon – Private, Company A, 5 U. S. Vol. Infantry

82OR Series II Vol. 8 p. 125 – Noble; CMSR  M. J. Adams – Private, Company A, 10 Tennessee Inf.; CMSR  Milton J. Adams – Private, Company A, 5 U. S. Vol. Infantry; CMSR  Jesse Ammon – Private, Company D, 10 Tennessee Inf.; CMSR  Jesse Ammon – Private, Company A, 5 U. S. Vol. Infantry.

 

 

 

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