(1844 - 1925)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was an 18 year old farm hand on his father Edward's place at Thomaston in Upson County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 13th Georgia Infantry on 13 May 1862 at Thomaston.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was on wounded furlough to 25 November 1862. He was wounded again, probably in May 1864, and was on furlough to about August 1864. He was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War
In 1870 he was working his own farm near Thomaston. In 1880 he was a farm worker in Young County, TX but by 1900 and to at least 1910 he had his own farm in Parker County, TX. In 1920 he was retired and living with his daughter Mattie and her family in Fort Worth, TX.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, and from Henderson.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of some excellent late-life photographs of him.
He married Elizabeth Jennie Youngblood (1846-1918) in October 1865 and they had 8 children.
His brother Edward Arthur Trayler (b 1841) was also a Private in Company D of the 13th Georgia, but died of disease in November 1861.
05/23/1844; Harris County, GA
01/08/1925; Fort Worth, TX; burial in Holder Cemetery, Buckner, TX
1 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 28604]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 28605]