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Private Andrew Fraser Berry, Company K, 5th Florida Infantry

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Private Andrew Fraser Berry, CSA (postwar) (courtesy of Kem Brooks)Private Andrew Fraser Berry, CSA (postwar) (courtesy of Kem Brooks)

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Prewar ResidencesPostwar ResidencesMiscellaneous
  • His wife applied for a Georgia pension after the War.
  • 5' 7.00"
  • hazel eyes
  • dark hair
  • fair skin

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Created by: CivilWarFlorida Administrator This user is an Administrator.          on February 25th, 2004 9:24:01 PM EST

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 Date Event Location Rank Unit  
  November 1839 Born Detail
  June 20, 1861 Married Leon County, FL Detail
  April 24, 1862 Enlisted Centerville, FL Private Company K, 5th Florida Infantry Detail
  September 17, 1862 Wounded Sharpsburg, MD Detail
  Returned Detail
  Wounded Gettysburg, PA Detail
  May 6, 1864 Captured Wilderness, VA Detail
  Imprisoned Elmira Prison, Elmira, NY Detail
  June 16, 1865 Released on oath Detail
  December 24, 1868 Married Leon County, FL Detail
  November 2, 1906 Died Metcalf, GA Detail
  Interred Metcalf Cemetery, Metcalf, GA Detail

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References to Andrew Fraser Berry appear on the following page:

Page 152 -- Roll Company K (Dixie Yeomen)--5th Florida Infantry
Page 152 -- Roll Company K (Dixie Yeomen)--5th Florida Infantry

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Letter of  Andrew Fraser Berry to Laura Parish Blake on August 2, 1863    Comments have been posted about this letter.         (1 comment)
"Letters of Joel C. Blake", APALACHEE Volume V, 1962. Copy on file at US Army Military Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA

Culpepper, Va. August 2, 1863 Mrs. Blake, Enclosed is a tribute of respect from the Company towards our deceased and beloved companion and leader Lt. J. C. Blake. Receive it as a testimonial of our love and respect for him. Yours A. F. Berry Chairman Committee Co. K, 5th Fla. Reg.

Letter of  Andrew Fraser Berry to Susie McCrory on June 15, 1905    Comments have been posted about this letter.         (1 comment)
Original letter in possession of Kem Brooks, Zeeland, MI, great-great-grandnephew of Private Berry.

Metcalfe, GA June 15th, 1905 Mrs. Susie McCrory Ellaville, GA My dear niece, Two or three weeks since I received an inquiry through “Sis Susie'' as to my company and regiment during the Confederate war. At the time I was very sick but managed to sit up in bed and write the desired information only. Now that I am much better I will give you more fully my record as a Confederate soldier: a record of which I have never been ashamed, and for which the blush of shame should never mantle the cheeks of any of my posterity, for while we were overcome by overwhelming numbers, the principals...

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  • cousin1.  Private Andrew Fraser Berry, Company K, 5th Florida Infantry is cousin1 's paternal great-great-great uncle. cousin1 writes: "He was the brother of John Fraser Berry - who was married to my ggg grandmother, Susie M. Sherman, when he died (after being struck by lightning) - They had two daughters before he died, Anna and Susie - Anna married Richard Edwards, Susie married Mr. McCrory. I have ALOT of family stuff to share. Susie McCrory was the niece of Andrew - however, this is the FIRST I've heard of him!!! - Nancy Wilson "
  • Esther Benitez (Bowling Green, OH).  Private Andrew Fraser Berry, Company K, 5th Florida Infantry is Esther's paternal great-great grandfather. Esther writes: "Andrew Frazier Berry born Nov. 1839 (from 1900 census, Metcalfe, GA) married 1) Mary A. I. Manning (20 June 1861 in Leon Co. FL); had dau. Julia E. (born 1863 and married on 24 Nov 1880 to Edward R. Murray--listed in 1880 census and in Marriages in Leon Co 1858-1887); died prior to Dec. 1868 2) Catherine E. Mallette (24 Dec 1868 in Leon Co. FL) died 3) Annie Elizabeth Copeland (dau. of Henry and Caroline Brown Copeland) on 2 Nov. 1870 in Leon Co. FL. died on 2 Nov. 1906 in Metcalfe GA (south of Thomasville, just north of FL line); From 3rd marriage had 6 children: Eva Carolyn Berry, (born 7 Sept, 1872 in Leon Co. FL); Nathan (born 1876 in Leon Co. FL), Susan (born July 1877 in Leon Co. FL), Lila (born Dec 1879 in Leon Co. FL), David (born April 1887 in Thomas Co. GA), and Adel (born Sept 1879 in Thomas Co. GA). Leon Co. FL marriage records 1825-1890 (index on microfilm) are the sources of the above 3 marriage records, and the children's names and dates are at least partially from the 1900 Metcalfe GA census. My great aunt Dell said that he was a teacher at Young's Female College and knew 7 languages. After the war, he rode his horse all the way home to GA. She said he was very strict and wanted his children to be well-educated. He served as Census Enumerator for Metcalfe GA in the 12th Census in 1900. He also served 2 terms as a Justice of the Peace from May 1901 until he died on Nov. 2, 1906 and was buried in the Metcalfe cemetary. He died intestate and his widow was appointed administratrix on June 16, 1908. I have copies of these papers and photos (not original) of him and his 3rd wife Annie in the 1890s, their marriage certificate, Annie after his death, and their daughter Eva as a young woman (she was also a teacher). He was a private in Co. K, 5th regiment, Florida Infantry, CSA who was enlisted at Centerville or Tallahassee by Capt. Richard N. Gardner for 3 years on (March or)April 24, 1862. He was described as living in Thomasville, GA and having fair complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes, height of 5' 7"
  • Kem Brooks (Zeeland, MI).  Private Andrew Fraser Berry, Company K, 5th Florida Infantry is Kem's great-great-granduncle. Kem writes: "I have a letter he wrote in 1905 about his active service. He doesn't mention being captured at Sharpsburg but says he received a flesh wound in his right shoulder in this battle. He also mentions being wounded at Gettysburg (he was on the far right of Pickett's Charge. He tells of being captured with most of his company on May 6th at The Wilderness and being sent to Elmira Prison, N.Y. I also have a photo of him taken after the war.I am still looking for more information on him."

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