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Confederate (CSA)


Philologus Hawkins Loud


(1824 - 1905)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Georgia Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

Described as a "slaveless yeoman farmer," he was the first Captain of Company H - "the Wilcox County Rifles" - of the 10th Georgia Infantry when it was organized at Jonesboro, GA in June 1861.

On the Campaign

He took command of the Regiment when Major Holt was wounded during the defense of Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862 and reported that he was 'assisting' Captain William Johnston of Company F in commanding the regiment during the battle at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. He also reports that both he and Captain Johnston were wounded and he had to leave the field before the fighting ended there.

The rest of the War

He was elected Major on 29 October 1862 and probably served at that rank until he "retired" on 13 February 1865, ill with endocarditis.

After the War

He was living in Georgia at the 1870 US Census, and in Barnwell County, SC in 1880. He was elected to the Confederate Survivor's Association, Augusta, Georgia, in January 1898, when he was listed as having been Colonel of the 10th Georgia.

References & notes

His basic service from Henderson's Roster.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of a fine post-War photo of him. There is an excellent bio sketch online from the Lumpkin County Historical Society.


10/06/1824; Philadelphia, PA


12/14/1905; burial in Williston Cemetery, Williston, SC


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 15426]