Photo of Private Samuel M. Wilkins of C Company, wearing the "Southern Cross" medal (Postwar)
Ninth Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.



From Lillian Henderson's "Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865":
Wilkins, Samuel M.----- private June 13, 1861 . Wounded at Mayre's Heights, Va. May 3, 1863 . Appointed 5th Sergeant. Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865 .


Photos courtesy of Calvin Wilkins

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The "midi" song playing is "Canon in D" by the German composer Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). It was written about 1680. You may have heard it as the theme from the movies "Ordinary People", and "Father of the Bride". It is popular at weddings, and was played at Princess Diana's funeral. Courtesy of Ray Hutchins' Website on Pachelbel.