"The Brothers Zachry and the Civil War"
There were three brothers who played a key role in the Civil War. They were Charles T. Zachry,
Alfred H. Zachry, and John Zachry.
Col. Charles T. Zachry born 2-4-1828 died 2-9-1906 was the best known of the three. He had
moved to Henry County from Newton County and was first married to Frances Turner with whom
he had two children. She passed away in the fall of 1861. He then married Elizabeth Russell and
had four more children. During the Civil War,
he was in Co. H. 27th Ga Regt CSA "Zachry's Rangers". At the Battle of Olustee,
Fla. he was promoted to Brig. General but the war ended before he received his commission. In
1880, he was elected to represent Henry County in the lower House of the General Assembly. He
was elected again in 1882. In 1890, he was elected Senator from the 34th Senatorial District and in
1900 he was appointed Judge of the County. He was reappointed in 1904 but resigned in 1905 due
to ill health. He had built a beautiful home at the Peachstone Shoals known as the "Castle Mound".
He revitalized the area during the Reconstruction Period. Col. Zachry moved to Capt. Sloan's
house in McDonough due to ill health just eighteen months before his death.
He is buried at the McDonough Cemetery.
Captain Alfred H. Zachry, born 1837 died 1922. He was in the "Newton Guards" during the Civil
War. He was known throughout the state because of his political connections as a resident of
Conyers, GA. He died at the home of his daughter in Arcadia, Fla. He had two children and he was
buried in Conyers at the Old Town Cemetery with a nice CSA marker for his tombstone.
Captain John Zachry, born in 1835 died in 1911. He was Captain in the 27th GA Regt. He was a
gallant Confederate soldier. He served well with his brother Charles. John passed away at his
home in Atlanta, GA.
These three brothers contributed much to the caused of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
1. The Mother of Counties, Mrs. Rainer, 1971.
2. CSA Soldiers burials, Mrs. Turner, 1992.
3. Cemetery records searches, internet under Roots web, 2001.