|Headstone of Barzilla S. Knight at the Union Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Lakeland, Georgia|
|The back of the headstone of Barzilla S. Knight at the Union Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Lakeland, Georgia|
|1861 Civil War muster roll record of Barzilla Knight|
In May 1862, Barzilla was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant:
|Card File record of Barzilla Knight's promotion to 2nd Lieutenant|
Barzilla's muster rolls note where he was and when: on Sapelo Island in November 1861; Caustons Bluff in May, June, and July 1862; sick and on furlough "near Savannah," August through September 1862; sick at Camp Young in November 1862; and sick at Camp Clingmans (?) December 1862. On December 23, 1862, he signed a requisition for 45 blankets. On February 25, 1863, he signed a requisition for 13 blankets, and on August 21, he signed a requisition for 9 jackets, 21 pairs of pants, 8 cotton shirts, 6 pairs of drawers, and 16 pairs of shoes.
In September 1863, the 29th Regiment was consolidated with the 30th Regiment and which then joined the Army of Tennessee campaign. The battle of Chickamauga began at sunrise the morning of September 19. Barzilla died that day, the first day of the battle.
|Google Earth aerial of the location of the Battle of Chickamauga in north Georgia|
|Card File Record of Barzilla Knight's death in the battle of Chickamauga on September 19, 1863.|
Total casualties of this battle were estimated at over 34,000 soldiers. That's hard to fathom. That's more than half of the population of the town I live in.
National Park Service, Civil War, Confederate Georgia Troops, 29th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=CGA0029RI : accessed November 21, 2013)
Compiled Service Records, Barzilla Knight, Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia. Carded Records, compiled 1903-1927, documenting the period 1861-1865. Record Group 109. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Images. Fold3 (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 23 October 2013).
Civil War Trust, Saving America's Battlefields. (http://www.civilwar.org/ : accessed 23 October 2013).
The Battle of Chickamauga. Civil War Trust, Saving America's Battlefields. (http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/chickamauga.html?tab=facts : accessed 21 November 2013).