Granville Gillstrap enrolled in the 17th Infantry on October 3, 1861. He was mustered in on January 4th, 1862 at Calhoun for a three year enlistment in Company D and was there until consolidation. Remarks read, "dropped as a deserter for continued absence without leave [see note]" There are no additional remarks in the AG Report.
He is buried in Barnetts Lick Cemetery, Butler County, Ky
ABSENT may be a more correct title than "deserted" as given in the AG Report. Men in these sections were not with their unit upon disenrollment. Some were hospitalized, others dead, others prisioners, and others no doubt AWOL.
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