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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Captain Matthew Talbot Nunnally..Company H, Walton Co. Volunteers

Captain Matthew T. Nunally was the Commanding Officer of the Walton Co Volunteers. He entered the U. S. Military Academy in 1859 and resigned effective 2/2/1861. At the age of 24 he was 10 years younger than William Butler. He took a commission in the Confederate Army on 7/3/1861. He was killed at Gettysburg, Pa. 7/2/1863. Here is a picture of Matthew and his brother, Josiah who was 1st Sergeant, along with Lt. Henry McDaniel,  led the Walton Co Volunteers and  my gggrandfather William H. Butler to war.
After reaching Va., the company waited at Manassas Junction for orders.
July 18,1861 " I think I have heard 9/10 of our Company coughing violently in a single night. This morning at reveille , I saw scarcely a man who was not more or less sick. Several have gone to the hospital. Many more will be sent tomorrow unless they get better." Lt Henry McDaniel
August 10th, William received his discharge papers. Here is a copy. The original is treasured by one of his ggranddaughters, Mrs. Edith Moon. Across the document it says "Transportation Furnished".

After his death at home, Mary received a widows pension. She was pregnant with their 4th child. Here she is at a family reunion in 1915. She lived to be 92 years old.

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