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Alvan Howard Summers

(1838 - 1910)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Phillips' (GA) Legion, Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

From the Big Shanty District, Cobb County, he enlisted as First Sergeant, Company O, Phillips' Legion Infantry Battalion on 6 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was exchanged on 6 October 1862 and returned to duty. He was reduced to Private at his own request on 16 October and was detailed as a teamster. He served to the surrender at Appomattox Court House, VA and he was paroled there on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was in Sumter County, GA by 1870 and in Baldwin County in 1880. He was a "a prominent citizen" and Mason in Clarkston, DeKalb County at the time of his death at age 73.

References & notes

His service from Graham.1 Details from family genealogists. His memorial is on Findagrave.

He married Jane A. Brake (1836-1914) in December 1857 and they had 12 children. He compiled Genealogy, or, Family tree of Benjamin Summers and his descendants for four generations in 1903.


07/13/1838; Cobb County, GA


05/16/1910; Clarkston, GA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Atlanta, GA


1   Graham, Kurt D., Phillips Georgia Legion - Infantry Battalion, first accessed 20 September 2012, <>, Source page: /InfCoO2.html  [AotW citation 22024]