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JWKiely
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:40pm
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I will do so...

This whole search for Tully Graybill has lead me to discover his colorful life from landed-gentry society this Southern Doctor emerged as a Southern Soldier and with the depositions under oath to more than prove it as the words tell a strong story from those who were there and knew him as a commissioned CSA Captain of Company A, 28th Georgia Infantry he rose in rank to command the 28th as Colonel Tully Graybill, and those words retell Tully's Civil War experiences from the Peninsula Campign of '62 to when his world changed forever on that fateful day in March of 1865, that was only one short month before Lee surrenders the ragged remains of the once proud Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, that a misguided Special Order 61 was officially issued and forever changed Tully's live and haunted him continuously until his death in 1887 at his youngest daugther's husbands farm and family graveyard, the Moye Cemetery in Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia, Tully had married into one of the largest cotton Plantations in Washington County and among the most profitable enterprises going in the State of Georgia and his wife, Annabella, was 20 and Tully was 39 when they wed at the sprawling Planation in the gardens in the summer of 1848...but the storm clouds of War grew among and between Americans and the fury it unleashed roared and ripped across the land like a firestorm and no one was untouched by the raging flames...

  • If you do find them...Steve Toney, Wed Apr 13 10:52am
    If you do find the letters, let us know so that we can get them and put them on our website, if possible. We currently don't have any letters from soldiers of the 28th Georgia. Thanks and good luck... more
    • Tully Graybill letters homejohn.w.kiely@gmail.com, Fri Apr 14 2:42pm
      I wa lucky enough to find a letter it is in the National Park Service Archives at Antietam Battlefield -- it is a touching letter home to Annabelle his wife and describes the 28th stand at South... more
    • Message to Webmaster — JWKiely, Wed Apr 13 1:40pm
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