(1828 - 1906)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Regimental Lt Colonel
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th Georgia Infantry
He led Company H, the "Zachry Rangers", of the 27th Georgia Infantry, and was elected Major of the Regiment 9 September 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 24 December 1861.
On the Campaign
He assumed command of the Regiment after Colonel Smith was killed on 17 September, and was himself wounded in action at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
He was commissioned full Colonel after the battle (effective 17 September 1862), and led the Regiment for most of the remainder of the War. He was appointed Brigadier General in February 1865 (not confirmed?), and surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865 .
After the War
He was a 'prominent and leading planter' and served in the Georgia State Legislature.
References & notes
Sources: Muster Roll, Company H, 27th Georgia - transcribed and posted to RootsWeb by Carolyn L. Harper Johnson; Genealogical details from the Zachry Family genealogy site of Karl Zachry;
a listing of the burials at the McDonough Memorial Cemetery - posted on RootsWeb; and
biographical details by email to the webmaster from great grandson Posey Howell (July 2004).
More on the Web
11/4/1828; Newton, GA
2/19/1906 Henry County, GA; burial in McDonough Memorial Cemetery, Henry County, GA