Regarding Dave Pincins’s post above dated 12/3/2009, I want to emphasize that Harris Churchwell’s book “Captains at Rest, Biographical Sketches And Grave Sites of Officers Who Served With the Twelfth Georgia Regiment” thoroughly confounds James Everett (1821-1893) and James Abbington Everett, Jr. (1840-1908). James Everett (1821-1893) was my great great grandfather. He was 1st Lieutenant, later Captain, of Co. F, 12th Georgia Regiment. Lillian Henderson's “Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865”, Hapeville, Ga.: Longina & Porter, 1959, volume 5, page 967, gives the following about James Abbington Everett, Jr. (1840-1908):
“Everett, James Abington--Elected 1st Lieutenant of Co. E, 1st Independent Battalion,1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops Nov. 25, 1861. Mustered out at Camp Lee near Savannah, Ga. May 2, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. E, 57th Regt. Ga. Inf. May 8,1862. Elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant. Appointed Acting Adjutant December 31, 1863. Roll for Apr. 1864, last on file, shows him absent with leave. Pensions records show he surrendered at Greensboro, N. C. Apr. 26, 1865. Died at Fort Valley, Ga. May 18,1908.”
I can furnish very ample, primary-source documentation about the identity, life, and war service of James Everett (1821-1893) for anyone who would like a copy. Churchwell’s book has other major historical inaccuracies and should not be relied on.