Person Sheet

Name Abner A. Scroggins
Birth 1822
Death 1878, Arkansas
Father Smith Scroggins Sr. (1793-)
Mother Tabitha George - Bush (1794-)
1 Nancy Richardson
Notes for Abner A. Scroggins
Enlisted with the Confederate Army on March 7, 1862 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi for a period of 3 years.
Served with Company A of the 32nd Regiment Mississippi Volunteers. Was detached as a cook with General Cleburn's Division Hospital. Muster and payroll roles are shown for the following:
Buckner Hospital Winchester, Tennessee March 25 1862
Johnson Hospital Tullahoma, Mississippi Feb 28 - June 30 1863
Alexandera Bridge, Georgia Sept 1 - Sept 30 1863
Alexandera Bridge, Georgia Oct 1 - Oct 31 1863
Rcvng & Distbr Dalton, Georgia Nov 1 - Nov 30 1863
Dalton, Georgia Dec 1 - Dec 31 1863
Dalton, Georgia Jan 1 - Jan 31 1864 (nurse)

He must have been captured in 1865 by the 16th Army Corps.
On May 10th 1865 he signed an order to not bear arms against the United States of America, or give any information, or do any military duty whatsoever, until regularly exchanged as a prisoner of war.
He is described as 5' 7" with black hair and blue eyes with a dark complexion.
This was a provision of the office of the provost marshal for the 16th Army Corps. and was by order of General A. J. Smith

Abner is listed among the young communicants that were received at Sacraments in the records of the Prosperity Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Lincoln County, Tennessee. At this time he is 11 or 12 years old. This church was 8 miles north of Fayetteville. It is safe to assume that the family must have lived within 10 or 15 miles of this church. In the days when people either walked, rode a horse or a wagon, they probably would not have traveled much farther than that to church.

On May 6, 1862, Abner is assigned on extra duty as a cook in the Regimental Hospital in Corinth, Mississippi.

May 30, 1862 - Smith & Abner leave for Tupelo, Mississippi (52 miles from Corinth) with the 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, arriving on June 9th.

July 21, 1862 - Smith and Abner go with the 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment by train, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, by way of Mobile, Alabama.

November 25, 1862 - Abner is assigned as a cook to the Hospital at Winchester, Tennessee. This information comes from the 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment muster rolls. It was originally thought that Abner was admitted to the hospital because he was sick. It has been recently brought to light that he was assigned to the Regimental Hospital as a cook in May, before leaving Corinth, Mississippi.

March 1, 1863 - Abner is still detailed to cook in the Buckner Hospital in Winchester, Tennessee by order of General Patrick Cleburne. He serves as a cook in Buckner's Division Hospital until March 15.

March 16, 1863 - Abner is assigned to the Johnson Hospital at Tullahoma, Tennessee.

August 2, 1863 - Abner is assigned to the Hospital as a cook at Tyner's Station.

November 6, 1864 - Abner is assigned on extra duty as a cook in the Receiving and Distributing Hospital at Dalton, George by order of Surgeon R. P. Bateman. He serves as a cook with this hospital until at least September 9, 1864.

January, 1864 - Abner is still assigned to the Receiving and Distributing Hospital at Dalton, Georgia. He is listed as a nurse, instead of a cook. He goes home on furlough this month.

***September 9, 1864 - Abner is still assigned as a cook with the Receiving and Distributing Hospital. The Hospital is now at Grifffin, Georgia, under the command of Surgeon R. P. Bateman. This is the last record in Abner's files before he is paroled in May after the surrender of the Army of Tennessee.

April 9, 1865 - The 32nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment is consolidated with the 8th Battalion Mississippi Infantry. The 32nd Mississippi ceases to exist. The surviving members served with the 8th Battalion Mississippi Infantry until the Army of Tennessee is surrendered. It is not known for sure where Abner Scroggins is during this time period.

May 10, 1865 - Abner, who is now 34, is paroled by the Yankee Army in Montgomery, Alabama. the parole document is issued by Captain J. A. Sexton, the assistant Provost Marshall at Headquarters, 16th Army Corps, Office of the Provost Marshall. He signs "his mark" promising not to bear arms against the United States again. Abner could sign his name, but signed an "X" to this document. It was fairly common practice for Confederate soldiers to tell their Yankee captors that they could not write, so they wouldn't actually have to sign the Yankee parole documents. The parole document describes him as 5 feet 7 inches tall, with black hair, blue eyes and dark complexion. Abner returns to Tishomingo County, Mississippi.

1870 - There is an Abner A. Scroggins in the 1870 census for Alcorn County (old Tishomingo County). He is listed as 48 years old and married to Nancy (33). They have a 3 year old son named William, and a 7 month old daughter named Nancy. He has $240.00 of personal property and is a mill hand. The age of this man seems to be too old to be our Abner, but it very well could be him. In 1870, Abner should be 38 or 39 years old. Maybe the census taker made a mistake on his age. His wife's name is Nancy, which is correct according to the LDS Library. Her name was Nancy Richardson.

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