Asa Cornelius Pipkin, son of Asa and wife, Margaret Schmidt Pipkin, was born in Houston County, in 1840. Early the next year his parents removed to the vicinity of Hawkinsville, which was his lifetime home. Asa, Sr., was carrier on the mail route from Hartford, Pulaski County, to Jacksonville, Telfair County. Asa Cornelius Pipkin, at age twenty, taught school and read law. He enlisted for Confederate service in 1862, in Company K, Forty-ninth Georgia Regiment, and received three wounds at the Battle of the Wilderness. He was captured in 1865, and imprisoned at Elmira, N. Y., and Point Lookout, Md.
Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.