Williamson Roark McMahen

  • Name
    Williamson Roark McMahen
    Details: Database online. Citation Text: Record for Arah McMahon
  • Name
    Williamson R. McMahan
  • Served Co. G, 12 th Louisiana, killed in action 20, July 1864 near Atlanta, Georgia (Source: Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, Compiled by Andrew Booth, Commissioner Louisiana Military Records, published in 1984 by the Reprint Company, Publishers, Spartanburg, South Carolina) McMahen, William R.,Pvt. Co. G, 12th La. Inf. En. March 8 or 13, 1862, Claiborne Par., La. Rolls from Nov., 1862, to June, 1864, Present. Roll for July and Aug., 1864, Killed in action July 20, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga. Marriage- could this possibly be the same person? McMAHEN, WILLIAM K. HARRIS, SARAH S. 13 Nov 1855 Carroll MS Could this be the war that he was killed in? Peachtree Creek Georgia American Civil War July 20, 1864 Under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, the Army of Tennessee had retired south of Peach Tree Creek, an east to west flowing stream, about three miles north of Atlanta. Sherman split his army into three columns for the assault on Atlanta with George H. Thomas's Army of the Cumberland moving from the north. Johnston had decided to attack Thomas, but Confederate President Jefferson Davis relieved him of command and appointed John B. Hood to take his place. Hood attacked Thomas after his army crossed Peachtree Creek. The determined assault threatened to overrun the Union troops at various locations. Ultimately, though, the Yankees held, and the Rebels fell back. Result(s): Union victory Location: Fulton County Campaign: Atlanta Campaign (1864) Date(s): July 20, 1864 Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas [US]; Gen. John B. Hood [CS] Forces Engaged: Army of the Cumberland [US]; Army of Tennessee [CS] Estimated Casualties: 6,506 total (US 1,710; CS 4,796) "A truly heroic effort requiring determination, courage, and personal sacrifice was made by the men of the 12th Louisiana Infantry during the last full year of the war. Combat casualties became a significant factor in reducing regimental manpower. Between May 10th and September 5th while serving with the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Generals Joseph E. Johnston and John Bell Hood, the 12th Louisiana was in nearly daily contact with elements of the Federal army under Major General William T. Sherman. Battle casualties totaled 106 men: 32 killed or mortally wounded, 65 seriously wounded who required hospitalization, and 9 men captured. Many others were "slightly wounded" but able to remain on duty with their companies. Disease and exhaustion from combat fatigue forced the long term hospitalization of another 63 men. By September 1864, the number of men present for duty dropped below 360."
    6 Total Ancestors
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Generation 1
[1.01  2]   Williamson Roark McMahen (1836-1864) TN-LA-GA
Generation 2
[1.02  3]   Hugh Blair McMahan (1804-1880) SC-AL-TN-LA-AR
[2.01  4]   Elizabeth HOOD (1807-1857) SC-AL-TN-LA
Generation 3
[1.03*  ]   David McMahen (~1775-~1828) CE-TN-USA-TN-AL
[2.02*  ]   Mathew Hood, Sr. (1756-1821) SC
[3.01*  ]   Sarah Unknown (~1780-) CE-TN
[4.01*  ]   Mary Smith (1759-1824) SC
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