Story furnished by Clarence
(Editors Note: In this case,
Commodore is Mr. Lindsey's first name, not a military rank.)
According to copies of C.S.A.
Muster roll records which I have, Commodore R. Lindsey of Bivingsville
(Glendale) S. C. was enrolled in the Co. A 1st Confederate Regiment,
Georgia Volunteers in Macon, Georgia on April 11, 1862 by Corporal
Adealovold. He was 16 years old and was enlisted by mistake under the
name of Commodore (P) Lindsey. His original enlistment was for I year
but he reenlisted for an additional 3 years at a later date.
This Company was formerly
Company A. 36th (Villepigue’s) Regiment, Georgia Infantry and was
changed to the 1st Regiment Confederate Infantry also known as the 1st
Confederate Regiment, Georgia Volunteers by S.O. No 25 A and I.G.O.
dated January 31, 1862. About April 9, 1862, the 1st Regiment,
Confederate Infantry, the 25th, 29th, 30th and 66th Regiments, Georgia
Infantry and the 1st Battalion, Georgia Sharpshooters, were
consolidated and formed the 1st Confederate Battalion, Georgia
Volunteers which was paroled at Greensboro, N. C. on May 1, 1865.
The July/August 1864 Muster
Roll listed Commodore (P) Lindsey absent, being sick in the General
Hospital, Macon, Georgia. A report dated April 30, 1865 from
Headquarters, 1st Brigade 2nd Calvary Division, Macon, Ga. showed
Charles P. (Commodore R.) Lindsey had been captured in Macon, Georgia
April 20th and 21st, 1865 by the 1st Brigade, 2nd Calvary Division of
the Union Army. This report with name correction was respectfully
returned to the Commissioner of Pensions, State of Georgia, Atlanta.
Signed by (signature illegible), The Adjutant General.
Shortly after the war,
Commodore R. Lindsey married Miss Amanda Bell Humphries, born on
February 18, 1857. The 1900 Federal census tells us they had been
married 32 years and had become the parents of thirteen children, eight
had died and five were living, three at home with their parents. The
census listed Commodore R. Lindsey, head of the household, living in
Glendale, S. C. with family as follows;
Commodore R. Lindsey, 53
years of age, born in September 1846, a lawyer.
Amanda wife, 49 years of age,
born in February 1857, a housekeeper.
Summer C. son, 19 years of
age, born in March 1881, a cotton mill worker.
son, 13 years of
age, born in December 1886, a cotton mill worker.
George W. son, 8 years of
age, born in September 1891.
Their son James William
Lindsey, born in July 1870, had been married 6 years to a lady named
Ollie, born in January 1877 and they were the parents of two children;
Whiteford, born in February 1895
and Virgil, born in March 18, 1897.
Their son Martin Van Buren
Lindsey, born in March 1878, had married a lady named Emma, born in
December 1877 and they were the parents of one daughter, Geneva, born
in December 1899.
The following information was
taken from their grave markers.
Amanda Bell Humphries Lindsey
was born February 18, 1857 and died July 25, 1915. No funeral
arrangements were found. Interment was in the upper
just below the upper entrance roadway. While I
found no records of her survivors, obviously her husband and his
survivors listed below were her survivors also.
Commodore R. Lindsey was born
September 8, 1846 and died November 26, 1927. Survivors were 4 sons;
Sylvester. George, Summer
(Summey) and Martin V. Lindsey, all of
Glendale. No funeral arrangements available. Interment took place in
the upper Glendale Community Cemetery
alongside of his wife.
My appreciation to Mr. Ray
Price, Commodore’s great grandson, for supplying the pictures and
helping pull the story together. Census and war records, courtesy of
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