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Manning McCarthy Metzger Wylly

Confederate Veteran Deaths at Savannah, Georgia.

The following deaths have occurred in the membership of the Confederate Veterans' Association of Savannah, Ga. (Camp 756, U. C. V.), during the past months:

James Manning, who died at Jacksonville, Fla, December 17, 1915, entered the service of the Confederate States in August, 1861, at Savannah, Ga., as a private of Company D, 22d Georgia Battalion, and served to 1865, attaining the rank of captain of Company B, Oglethorpe Light Artillery. In the battle of Averyboro, N. C., March 14, 1865, he was captured and sent to prison at New Bern, N. C., thence to Point Lookout , Md., Old Capital Prison, Washington, D. C., and then to Johnson's Island until June 17, 1865, when he returned to Savannah.

L. A. McCarthy died at Savannah, Ga., January 8, 1916. He entered the service at Fort Pulaski in 1861 as a member of Company B, Oglethorpe Light Artillery, 1st Volunteer Regiment of Georgia, and attained the rank of sergeant and assistant engineer of the Confederate steamship Resolute. He was in prison at Hilton Head, Old Captial, Washington, D. C., Point Lookout, and Fort Delaware. He was paroled at Fort Delaware and Augusta, Ga.

R. H. Wylly died December 7, 1915. He entered the service in May, 1861 as a private in the Republican Blues, Company C, 1st Independent Volunteer Regiment of Georgia. He was afterwards transferred to the Oglethorpe Light Artillery, Company H, same regiment, then to Troop D, 7th Georgia Regiment of Cavalry, and attained the rank of captain, commanding the 2d Squadron.

W. B. Metzger, who died on November 1, 1915, entered the service in the fall of 1861 in the Effingham Hussars, Company I, 5th Georgia Cavalry, Col. Robert H. Anderson commanding, and surrendered near Hillsboro, N. C., in April, 1865.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1916.

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