After the war, Mary Green of Resaca, Georgia was in charge of removing the dead from the Chickamauga battlefield and moving them to Marietta (just north of Atlanta). Land had been donated for a Confederate Cemetery there. If you Google "Marietta Confederate Cemetery" they have a list of the known dead from several Southern states buried there. I checked the list and did not see Samuel Garland's name but did see several men from the 17th Mississippi. He could be one of the many unknown buried there also. I will continue to research and see if I can find any other information for you.
My great grandfather Samuel G. W. Garland was a private in the Mississippi 17th Infantry Regiment and died from wounds inflicted during the battle at Chickamauga. I'm trying to locate his final... more
Mr. Garland, I would highly reach out to Brad Quinlin @ http://www.tolearnyourhistory.com/ . He is an amazing man who is very familiar with the Mississippi units - I am honored to be his friend. He... more
Mr. Rusk, Thanks so much for the information. I've emailed Mr. Quinlin and anxiously await his reply. I've also visited the two links you provided and enjoyed reading the information. Thanks again... more
17th Mississippi / Chickamauga Dead Tony Patton,Wed Aug 5 15:15
Mr. Patton, Thanks for your response. I looked at the Marietta Confederate Cemetery Web page and saw the same things that you saw. I'm hoping that Samuel G. W. Garland will be found and his final... more
Mr. Garland I've attached an image from Mary Green's journal showing a listing for a soldier of the 17th Mississippi - a Corporal in what appears to be Company I but no name listed. I saw no listing... more