Russell Daniel Lord enlisted at age 23

by | Jan 25, 2016 | Alamance, Confederate

Russell Daniel Lord enlisted at age 23 on 26 Sep 1861 as a private in Company A, Georgia, 38th Regiment. He fought in many conflicts from the Seven Days’ Battles to Cold Harbor and was active around Appomattox. He received a head wound at the Battle of Fredericksburg on 13 Dec 1862 and spent two months in a hospital recovering. He mustered out on 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA. Source for the above information is Mike Lord’s entries on as well as the Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865, Southern Historical Society Papers: Appomattox Paroles ANV. Russell returned to his home in DeKalb County, GA after the war and married Harriet Matilda Vaughn. They settled in Atlanta. He was a farmer and raised 9 children. He was my great great great grandfather. Source: Lord Family History

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