(1843 - 1918)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 16 year old on his mother's farm near Rocky Mount in Meriwether County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company B, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the right arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, about 2 weeks after his 18th birthday.
The rest of the War
His arm was amputated near the shoulder and he was furloughed home. He applied for retirement and was discharged for disability in February 1865.
After the War
By 1910 he was retired and living in Decatur, Dekalb County, GA.
References & notes
His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 also as Garland Upshaw, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Martha Ann Jane Hendrix (1852-1881) in about 1872 and they had 3 children.
09/02/1843; Walton County, GA
04/17/1918; Coweta County, GA; burial in Faith Creek Church Cemetery, Madras, GA
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 7232]
2 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 27872]