This transcription is from the original Muster Roll that is part of the collection at the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History. I have closely looked at the original document along with photocopies graciously provided by ADHA. Given the age and wear of the document and the handwriting style changes in the ensuing century, it is possible that this nevertheless contains errors. I welcome any additional information or corrections to this transcription. Names inserted in brackets are from the Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865.Muster Roll of Company B of the 36th Alabama Volunteers commanded by Col. R. H. Smith. This Muster Roll is dated May 13th, 1862, while the company was stationed at Mt. Vernon Arsenal, Alabama. Original document part of the permanent collection of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.Officers Rank Age County Carpenter, Nathan M. Capt. 35 Greene Knox, J[ohn] C. 1st Lieut. 27 Greene Gorden, W. P. H. 2nd Lieut. 34 Greene [buried Resaca Confed. Cem.] Cockrell, M. N. 2nd Lieut. 30 Greene McLemore, P[hillip] B. 1st Sergt. 31 Greene Watson, John A. 2nd Sergt. 30 Greene Mobley, R. H. 3rd Sergt. 24 Greene Gorden, S. J. 4th Sergt. Greene Thompson, F. A. 5th Sergt. 19 Greene Handley, L[uman]. S. 1st Corpl. 21 Greene Mobley, W. A. 2nd Corpl. 22 Greene Porter, W. J. 3rd Corpl. 31 Greene Johnson, J. M. 4th Corpl. 33 Greene [Hill, Newton] Sergt. [Lawrence, John] Cpl. [Lott, T. A.] Sergt. [Mobley, W. A.] Cpl. [Riley, John] Cpl. Privates Age County[Adams, James H.] [Allen, ] Archibald, L[eroy] H. 23 Greene Baldwin, H[enry] M. 24 Greene Barton, W. M. 29 Greene Buskin, J. J. 19 Greene Boulton, J[esse] B. 34 Greene Brassfield, W. W. 27 Greene Brown, Joseph [T.] 19 Greene Bryan, M. H. Greene Burnes, Peter 18 Greene Carmichael, J. B. 31 Greene Carpenter, Jubal 24 Greene Carpenter, S[am'l] J. Greene [Carter, James W.] Carter, Joseph 39 Greene [Chamblee, J. L.] [Cockrell, Benjamin T.] Cockrell, J. W. Mobile [Cockrell, L.D.] Cockrell, Nathan 36 Greene [Coleman, C. C.] Coleman, J. C. 19 Greene Coleman, John 37 Greene Cook, J[ohn] J. 22 Greene Cook, S[tephen] R. 34 Greene Cox, Levi 25 Greene [Daniel, John C.] DeGraffenried, E. T. 25 Greene DeGraffenried, J. F. 31 Greene Doeggs, Mobile Doeggs, Mobile [Doigg, A.] [Doigg, J.P.] [Doigg, M.T.] [Doigg, T. A.] [Drummond, David T.] [Drummond, Warren] [Drummond, Warren J.] Dunlap, James P. 20 Greene Dunlap, J[ohn] J. 29 Greene Dunlap, S. W. 28 Greene [Dunlap, Thomas T.] Eatman, H. H. 25 Greene Eatman, H. T. 36 Greene [Eatman, Madison] [Ellis, R. W.] Flannegan, James [A.} 17 Greene Gandy, Daniel 27 Greene [Graham, Jesse S.] [Handly, L. S.] [Haleman, J. R.] Harkness, J. A. 18 Greene Harkness, R. M. 25 Greene [Harris, Benjamin] [Harrison, George W.] Harrison, J[ethro] B. 30 Greene Henderson, E. W. 23 Greene Henderson, D. D. 20 Greene [Henderson, John E.] Henderson, J[no.] R. 19 Greene Henderson, W. F. 23 Greene Herndon, E. W., Jr. Greene Hill, C. D. 16 Greene Hill, J[ames] W. 29 Greene Holl[e]y, Fred [N.] 17 Greene Hughes, L. S. 21 Greene Hughes, R. C. 18 Greene [Hutton, M. C.] [Jeffries, Ruffin] [Jones, J. L.] [Jones, W. C.] Knox, A. J. 19 Greene Knox, H[enry] D. 28 Greene Knox, J. M. Mobile Knox, S. P. 17 Greene Lay, Amos 25 Mobile [Lawrence, John] [Lay, Lafayette] [Lay, Preston] Leaville, J[oseph] M. 27 Greene [also spelled Leavell] [Leavill, R. D.] [Lett, J. F.] [Lewis, Joseph M.] Lorris, B. J. 20 Greene Lorris, J. M. 26 Greene Lunsford, J[ames] L. 34 Greene Maraffe, J. W. Mobile [Martin, John] Martley, John 21 Greene Maugham, W. G. 48 Greene Mays, J. H. Mobile Mays, J. W. 33 Greene McCully, D. W. Greene McMullen, W. F. 16 Greene [buried Resaca Confed. Cem.] Merrill, S. R. 16 Greene Morreau, W. A. 18 Greene [Morrow, William A.] [Murphy, J. C.] [Murphy, Jasper] Murphy, Josiah 18 Greene Murphy, W. J. 33 Greene Norris, W[illliam] A. 26 Greene Oneal, James 43 Greene Park, J[oseph] W. 21 Greene Peacock, W[illiam] D. 26 Greene [Pearson, L. A.] Poole, T. J. Mobile Porter, J[ohn] H. 29 Greene [Pruett, Elbert] Pyles, A. C. 24 Greene Randolph, Brett Greene Rice, A[lexander] C. 25 Greene [Richards, S. B. Carson] Richardson, J. T. 27 Greene Richardson, S. P. C. 27 Greene [Riley, G. W.] Salmon, W. F. 23 Greene Scarborough, John [W.] 38 Greene Scarborough, T. A. 24 Mobile [Sellers, Elijah] Shelton J[ohn] G. 21 Greene [buried Resaca Confed. Cem.] Silliman, J. M. 29 Greene [Slone, E.] [Steele, Sydney P.] Steele, T. M. 23 Greene [Strantley, Jas.] [Strickland, John] Strickling, D. B. 33 Greene Thomas, George L. 31 Greene Thomas, H[arry] B. 16 Greene Walker, T. W. 30 Greene [Watson, J. A.] [White, E. D.] White, M. E. Mobile White, S. M. Mobile Williams, Reddin[g] 23 [Winston, J. S.] Winston, M. S. 22 Winston, N. M. Woodall, [John H.] 18
Allen, ____. Chaplain C. M. Hutton recounted that although the soldiers had been instructed to remove the gun caps, not all did so when they fell out to rest after moving from Tullahoma. Unfortunately, one of the guns fired striking Private Allen in the leg breaking his thigh bone. Allen was carried to the house of a Mr. Huffman near the railroad station at Normandy. Fortunately for Allen, Dr. Herndon, the surgeon for the 36th Alabama, had chloroform available when he amputated the soldier's leg. Surviving the War, Allen became a physician in Rockdale, Tex. Back to Muster Roll
Cockrell, McLin N. While not sure, it is suspected that McLin Cockrell's middle name was Nathan. McLin Cockrell as captured at Tunnel Hill and first sent to Knoxville for prisoner exchange. However, as Gen. Grant had other plans for the Confederate prisoners, he was then sent to Johnston's Island POW camp in Ohio, where he remained prisoner until the end of the war. McLin Cockrell owend a plantation owner in Pleasant Ridge Alabama. He married Permelia Elizabeth Coleman of Mt. Hebron Alabama. Family tradition has it that Charles Coleman Cockrell was the drummer boy for the company.
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Haleman, J. R. Haleman's name did not appear on the Company's Muster Roll of May 13th, 1862. However, his is listed as a Private of Company B of the 36th in the lists of Confederate dead at Rock Island. He was captured and died on December 23, 1863, as a Prisoner of War at the Rock Island, Illinois, prison camp. Haleman is buried in grave number 60 at Rock Island.Back to Muster Roll
Handley, Luman S. Born in Dallas County, Ala., September 29, 1840, Luman Handley served three years with the 36th Alabama. During his service he sustained an injured hand in the Battle of Chickamauga. After the War, Handley graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1869, and from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1872. In 1873, Handley was ordained by the Presbytery of Tuscaloosa in 1873. He was called to Birmingham in 1874, and served as pastor of the First Church from 1876 -1890 and the Central Church from 1890 until nearly the moment of his death. Handley died on November 26, 1910, of cardiac paralysis just hours after having baptized three infants. Information from Rev. C. M. Hutton's obituary, February 1911 Confederate Veteran. Back to Muster Roll
Henderson, P. W. The name "P. W. Henderson" appears on a headstone in Row 2, Confederate Rest, Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama. He is listed as a soldier from the 36th Alabama. The name "P. W." Henderson does not appear in any of my research. The only Henderson with the middle initial of "W." is E. W. Henderson. Could this be the same soldier? Back to Muster Roll
Hutton, C. M. Believed to be the same person as "M. C. Hutton" from the Complied Service Records, C. M. Hutton was Chaplain of the 36th Alabama. He later wrote about his recollections of prison life for the Confederate Veteran. Back to Muster Roll
Lawrence, John. Lawrencedid not appear on the Company's Muster Roll of May 13th, 1862. However, his is listed as a Private of Company B of the 36th as one of the many Confederate dead at Rock Island. He was captured and subsequently died on January 1, 1864, as a Prisoner of War at the Rock Island, Illinois, prison camp. Lawrence is buried in grave number 96 at Rock Island.Back to Muster Roll
McMullen, W. F. Son of Chaplain Jame P. McMillen of the 42nd Alabama, W. F. McMullen was killed in the Battle of Resaca on May 15, 1864. He is buried in the Resaca Confederate Cemetery, Resaca, Georgia. Back to Muster Roll
Peacock, Willam D. Believed to be the Private W. D. Peacock that died as a Prisoner of War on Jan. 25, 1865, and is buired at Camp Chase, Ohio, in row 24, number 38, grave number 898. (Back to Muster Roll)
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Tintype of McLin N. Cockrell from a Family Bible.