Greer, Joseph Asbury

Photo:  55th TN Infantry Regt flag55th tn infAge at Enlistment: 32

Length of Service: 1861-186?

State:  Tennessee

Rank:   Pvt / Cpl

Unit:   55th TN Infantry Regiment (consolidated into the 46th TN Infantry in 1863)

Service Record:  Enlisted in Co. A on 8 Oct 1861 ; 8 of 10 companies were captured at Island No. 10 on 8 Apr 1862; sent to Camp Randall, Madison, WI  13 May 1862; then sent to Camp Douglas, IL on 1 Aug 1862; paroled and exchanged at Vicksburg, MS on 4 Sep 1862; and reorg’d into the 55th then fought in the Atlanta to Bentonville campaigns.;NFR

(Note: his record lists him as having died in April 1863, but believe this to be an error)

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Stateline Cemetery, Johnson City, TN

Soldier Info: Born in Johnson Co., TN in 1829; Died in Johnson Co., TN in 1900

Relationship to Author:   2nd cousin 6x