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From: "Harris Hill" <>
Subject: [GATAYLOR-L] Bonaud's Battalion
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 16:18:52 -0400

BlankFound out from the CSA War Forum about the Siege Artillery that Carla
up from the newspaper.
That seems to be the "28TH Battalion Georgia Siege Artillery" commanded by
Major A. Bonard or Major A. Bonard.

I'm showing a couple of the men in Company D and Cader Pierce in Company G

Major A. Bonaud/Bonard/Banoes/Berneau's Battalion (Civil War) February 24

I didn't realize this Bonard's Battalion. Here is another Taylor County man
who served in Bonard's Batt'n. The comments below are courtesy of Keith
Hill. Wesley Hill was a private in Co. A.

From the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System:

28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery
28th Artillery Battalion was organized at Savannah, Georgia, during the
summer of 1863 with nine companies, later reduced to seven. All of its
companies had seen prior heavy artillery service. It was assigned to the
Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and took an active part
in the fight at Olustee. In the spring of 1864 the unit was sent north as
infantry. Companies F and H were assigned to Finegan's Brigade, Army of
Northern Virginia, and five companies to Elliot's, then J.C. Fiser's
Brigade, Army of Tennessee. Companies F and H were involved in the
Petersburg siege south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign and
surrendered with no officers and 7 men. The other five companies served at
Savannah and in the North Carolina Campaign. They surrendered on April 26,
1865. Major A. Bonaud was in command.

Harris Hill

He served in the Confederate Army in Co. A., Georgia Artillery in Bonards
Battalion, C.S.A. According to records in the Butler Co. Courthouse he lost
an eye in Florida. He received a $30 per year pension for serving in the
war. His loss of an eye was related to his contracting measles in April
1864. They rendered him sightless in his right eye and was able to
distinguish light and dark in the left. He was discharged in July 1864 due
to this disability. After his death in 1911, his then wife Charity ELLISON
Smith Hill applied to receive his pension. (from Keith Hill)

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