I'm researching a CHARLES ASBURY RAY, whose widow said he'd enlisted in Company D, 9th BN GA Infantry at Camp McDonald, April 8, 1862 and was discharged in Montgomery, AL, 1865 as a member of an Alabama unit.
Ancestry.com shows that a service record exists for a CHARLES A.RAY as a member of this unit.
When his widow applied for the pension she never received it because no evidence of his being a part of the unit he was discharged from was ever found.
The most they had was an affadavit from a man named J.W. BURDEN who'd said that he was in Company D, 9th GA IN with Charles but that the regiment was consolidated into the 37th GA IN in 1863.
When I searched this site I could find neither Charles Ray nor J.W.Burden.
Is there any notes anywhere on Co D of the 9th being merged into another unit? Could anyone have enlisted into this unit at a Camp McDonald in 1862?
Thanks for any light you can shed on this.