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 Unk Moses Waldren  
42nd Virginia Infantry - Co. K   
Moses my 5th ggf served with served with my other 5th ggf in co k. Moses had a daughter and Joseph a son after the war married and are my 4th ggparents
  Ancestor added by Jeremy Childers on 6/1/2020
 Pvt Joseph Goodson Woods  
42nd Virginia Infantry - Co. K   
Joseph woods served in co k with Moses Waldron. Joseph had a son and Moses had a daugther. They married and are my fourth ggp. My 5th ggf served together. Either killed I'd be gone.
  Ancestor added by Jeremy Childers on 6/1/2020
 Pvt Joseph Goodson Woods  
Corps of Cadets, Virginia Military Institute - Co. K   
He was my 5th ggf. His friend in the company John waldren had a daughter. Joseph woods had a son. They married and are my 4th ggp
  Ancestor added by Jeremy on 6/1/2020
 Pvt John Alexander Gainey Sr  
21st South Carolina Infantry - Co. G   
John was born in Darlington Co. SC in 1831. He was about 32 y/o when he enlisted 22 Feb 1863 at Darlington, Darlington Co.SC, enlisted by Capt. R.W. Reddy. John has 12 cards in his archival file, several list illness. In Feb 1865 he is absent and listed as wounded from his company. He is retired as disabled on 9 Nov 1864 and is assigned to the Invalid Corps. He dies early in 1876 from complication of injuries. He saw action with the 21st SC Infantry at Charleston Harbor until the spring of 1864 when sent to Va. Battles; Port Walthall Junction, Swift Creek, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg Seige, Weldon RR, 2nd Fort Harrison & 2nd Fort Fisher. He may have been wounded during this time.
John died in 1876. We are related by marriage

Note to researchers their is another John Alexander Gainey Jr in this company...
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/26/2020
 Pvt Silamon McLean  
24th North Carolina Infantry - Co. G   
Silimon was born 25 Dec 1843 in Maxton, Robeson Co. NC. He has 5 cards in his archival file. He is 16 in 1860. He is enlisted by Capt McIver for 3 years in Robeson Co. on 20 Mar 1864 and musters with his regiment at Weldon, NC. He is captured about a year later on 25 Mar 1865 near Petersburg at the battle of Fort Steadman. He is takes POW to Point Lookout Md and released 15 May 1865. He is assigned to Ransom's Brigade. Battles: Drewry's Bluff, Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg Siege, Globe Tavern aka 2nd battle of Weldon Railroad. We are related by a distant marriage. He died 15 Jun 1915 in Latta, Dillon Co. SC and buried in that town in Magnolia Cem.
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/24/2020
 3rd Sgt Cornelius Alonzo Weatherly  
4th South Carolina Cavalry - Co. C   
Cornelius was born 30 Oct 1838 in Marlboro Co. SC. he is about 23 years old when he enlists on 12 Jan 1862 at Bennettsville, in aforesaid county. Co C. Capt W.P. Emanuel's Co. 12th Battalion SC Vol. Cavalry. Mustered 4 Feb 1862 at Georgetown, SC. His horse is valued at $171.00 and equipment at $13.00. A CMR dated 17 July 1863 gives his rank as 3rd Sergeant. This company on 16 Dec 1862 is consolidated and known as 4th Squadron South Carolina Cavalry [Rutledge's] He has 5 cards in his 12th Battn: archives and 2 cards in his 4th SC Cavalry archives. Assigned first to the Dept of SC, Ga, & Fla. Moved to Virginia in 1864 and saw action in the following battles: Haws Shop, Trevilian Station, Siege of Petersburg, Vaughn Road, Burgesse's Mill, Carolina Campaign, Monroe's Crossing, & Bentonville. SC. He married my distant relative Elizaberh Rebecca "Bettie" Mitchell. He died 19 Aug 1907 and they are buried at Salem Baptist Cem. Bennettsville, Marlboro Co. SC.
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/23/2020
 Pvt William Alexander Galloway  
23rd South Carolina Infantry - Co. G   
William was born 10 Sept. 1842 in Blenheim, Marlboro Co. SC. He enlists at Bennettsville, Marlboro Co. SC on 17 Oct 1861 in Capt. R.C. Emanuel's Co. G which becomes [Hatches Co G Coastal Rangers] Mustered at Sessionville, SC. Assigned to General's Evan's, Elliott's & Wallace's Brigades. Captured at the battle of Five Forks on 2 April 1865 and paroled 27 June 1865.
Battles: 2nd Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Jackson, Mississippi, Petersburg, Crater, Fort Steadman and Five Forks where he was captured. He has 22 cards in his archival file. Even though young he suffered from rheumatism and reoccurring fever. He married my distant cousin Margaret Ellen Lewis.
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/22/2020
 Sgt Hiram R Wynn  
1st South Carolina Artillery - Co. F   
Hiram was born in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co. NC in 1840. He is about 22 when he is enlisted at Greenville, SC by Lt King on 29 April 1862. He is appointed Corporal 17 Oct 1862. He is on detached service several times viz: Aug 1863 detached duty in Fort Sumter, SC. Oct 1863 he is assigned as boat crew in Charleston Harbor. June 1864 on detached duty in Columbia, SC with Lt. Rhett. & Dec 1864 he is on detached duty at Regimental Headquarters. Battles: Sessionville, SC, 2nd Manassas, 2nd Winchester, Charleston Harbor, 2nd Fort Harrison, 2nd Fort Fisher, NC & Carolina Campaign. Paroled at Greensboro, NC 26 April 1865. He married my distant cousin Nancy Easterling. He died 20 May 1906 and is buried at Hebron Cem. Clio, Marlboro Co. SC.
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/22/2020
 Sgt William Spears  
23rd South Carolina Infantry - Co. G   
William is 14 years old in 1860. He enters the conflict late. He enlists at Bennetsville, Marlboro Co SC. at age 17 or 18. He has 11 cards in his archival file. The date of enlistment is conflicted. 30 March 1862 at Wilmington, or Feb 1864 at Sullivan Island, SC. He is enlisted by S Leggett. His rank is given as Sergeant upon entry and as Pvt on cover CMR. If Feb 1864 is his entry date he served at Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg Siege, The Crater, Fort Steadman, Five Forks during the battle of Farmville, Va. on 6 April 1865 where he was captured. He was sent to New Port News Va and paroled. He died 22 Apr 1926 and is buried at the Spears Family Cem, Marlboro Co. SC. We are related by a distant marriage.
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/21/2020
 Pvt Erasmus Alexander Weatherly  
23rd South Carolina Infantry - Co. G   
Erasmus was born 1830 in Marlboro Co. SC His Confederate service involves several consolidations: Enlisted 17 Oct 1861 from Marlboro County SC. as Pvt. in Capt R.C Emanuel's Co G. [Hatch's Coast Rangers] 4 cards, On 15 Nov 1861 this became Co G 23 Regiment SC Inf. 4 Cards. On 1 May 1864 it became Co E 19th Battalion SC Cavalry [ Capt A.D. Sparks SC Mounted Rifles aka Ripley Rangers] 12 cards, Mustered into Confederate Service as Co L 20th Regiment SC Infantry Vols. Then found in Capt Ellison S Keitt's Co Mounted Rifles and was transferred in Oct 1864 to Co. E 1st South Carolina Infantry [Butler's] . 2 Cards in archival file..
He saw service at the following battles: Malvern Hill, Rappahnock Station, 2nd Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Jackson, Mississippi siege. Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg Seige, Crater,Fort Steadman. Five Forks, Appomattox,
Erasmus died young at age 35 on 9 Feb 1865 sent to an early grave by the effect of the war leaving behind a wife and small children. He is buried at Hebron Cem. Bennettsville, Marlboro Co. SC. Deo Vindice
The roster for this unit contains the names of 1,858 Southern Patriots.
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/21/2020
 Pvt John T. Dunford  
25th Battalion Virginia Infantry - Co. B   
John T. Dunford enlisted into B Company of the Richmond City Battalion of Infantry in Oct. 1862, and served until paroled on April 9, 1865 Appomattox Virginia. in April 1865. This information comes from the military records as recorded on the Fold3 site.

What I cannot state at this time is 100% proof that he is my 2nd. Great Uncle, the brother of my Great Grandfather, Pvt. James Spencer Dunford Co. D, 18th. Virginia Infantry, and John Fuqua Dunford, Co. D, 21st. Virginia Infantry, who are likely his two brothers.
  Ancestor added by Jerry Dunford on 5/21/2020
 2nd Cpl Asa Sarius Edens  
4th South Carolina State Troops - Co. F   
Asa was born 22 July 1817 and is 47 years old when he enlists 7 July 1863 in Capt Nelson M Gibson's Co from the 30th SC Militia at Bennettsville, Marlboro Co. SC. Mustered into Confederate Service for State and Local defense as Co F 4th Regiment State Troops
[6 Months] . Unit is made up of the last manpower the state has to offer and is composed of the young and old men. Assigned to 4th Military District of South Carolina, Dept of SC, GA, & Fla. [Sept 1863 - Feb 1864]
Battles: Honey Hill, Adam's Run, Coosawhatchie, Savannah, James Island, Evacuation of Charleston, Carolina Campaign & Raleigh, NC. The roster of this unit contains the names of 1,407 men.
Asa married my distant cousin Joanna Salmon. They are buried at Hebron Cem. Clio. Marlboro Co. SC
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/20/2020
 Cpl Merrit Bergin McKinney  
35th North Carolina Infantry - Co. B   
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  Ancestor added by Charles D. Greer on 5/20/2020
 Pvt Alexander David Hinson  
19th South Carolina Cavalry - Co. B   
Alexander was 14 years old in 1860 when the South was invaded. He enlisted from Marlboro Co. SC 13 July 1864 in Co. B Capt. Ellison S Keitt's Cavalry 19th Battalion [ Mounted Rifles]. August 1864 he is sick in the brigade hospital at Mount Pleasant, SC. He would have been 17 or 18 years old. Assigned to the Dept of SC, Ga, & Fla. Fought in the Carolina Campaign. The roster strength for this unit is given as 718 men. He has 5 cards in his archival file. he married my distant cousin Martha C Parham in 1867 and he died 10 Mar 1911. He and his wife are buried at Beauty Spot Cem. Tatum, Marlboro Co SC.
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/20/2020
 Pvt George Washington Bundy  
21st South Carolina Infantry - Co. F   
George was born in 1833 in Pasquotanic Co. NC. He married my distant cousin Nancy A Usher in 1856. He enlisted at Bennettsville, Marlboro Co. SC on 11 Oct 1864 in Co F 21st SC Infantry by Captain Thomas. He and most of his company were captured at the 2nd battle of Fort Fisher NC on 15 Jan 1865. He is sent to the infamous POW prison at Elmira, Chemung Co. NY. He died there on 5 March 1865. He is buried in grave # 2377 however this may be in error as his CMR gives his grave # as 2469.
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/19/2020
 Pvt Sammi Usry Wallace  
18th Virginia Infantry - Co. H   
Sammi Usry Wallace, born in Lewiston (Kenbridge) Lunenburg County, Virginia in 1833, joined Co. H2, 59th. Virginia Infantry Regiment and honorably served his state and his family in the War for Southern Independence. He later died in 1910.
  Ancestor added by Carlton J. Dunford on 5/19/2020
 Pvt Henry Walter Parham  
20th South Carolina Infantry - Co. L   
Henry was born 17 Nov 1843 in Marlboro District, South Carolina. He followed his brother into Confederate Service. Enlisting 17 Oct 1861 in Capt. R.C. Emannel's Co. Hatche's Regiment Coast Rangers. This became Co G 23rd SC Infantry which evolved into Co. L 20th SC Infantry [Rileys Rangers] which evolved thru consolidation to Capt A.D Sparks 19th Battalion SC Cavalry and then into [New 2nd] SC Infantry which finished the war in the Army of Tennessee which surrendered at Goldsboro NC.
He married my cousin Amanda A Townsend. He died at Kirby, Dillon Co. SC and he and wife are buried at Bethesda Southern Methodist Ch. Oak Grove, Dillon, South Carolina
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/19/2020
 Sgt James Harvey Parham  
20th South Carolina Infantry - Co. L   
James military career is the most difficult series of events I have ever encountered. Because of the numerous consolidations of the diminished # of troops. He is born 13 Aug 1834 in Marlboro Co. SC. He is found in Co L 20th SC Vols. where he has 5 archival cards. Unit was changed 30 April 1863 to Co E Capt A.D. Sparks Battalion Sc Cavalry where he has 10 archival cards. He enlisted first from Marlboro Co. SC In the latter part of the war his unit becomes one of many who were consolidated into the {New] 2nd SC Infantry part of Blanchard's SC Reserves. First assigned to the Dept of Sc, Ga, & Fla. It was assigned to the SC Coast around Charleston. In the Spring of 1864 it moved to Virginia. Assigned to General's Kershaw, Kennedy, & Conner's Brigades. Fought at Cold Harbor, Shenandoah Valley with General Early. Carolina Campaign, Morris Island and Bentonville, SC In 1859 he married my cousin Elizabeth A Bolton of Bennettsville, Marlboro Co. SC. They are buried at Beauty Spot Cem. Tatum, Marlboro Co. SC
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/19/2020
 Pvt Abraham Crook  
10th North Carolina Artillery - Co. C   
Abraham was the 2nd husband of my cousin Winnie Elmira Thomas. He was born in Union Co NC. He is 25 years old when he joins Major Wilton L Young's Heavy Artillery Vols at Salisbury 15 Mar. 1862 and is mustered 9 April for 3 years or the war. Soon after on 19 May 1862 he is in Green's Battery Heavy Artillery at Wilmington NC. He had some difficulty adjusting to military life and as a result of constant illness he left his post twice and was brought back. He suffered from Diarrohea, Acites, Delirium and finally Typhoid fever. He was hospitalized twice and given 60 day sick furloughs. Battles: Defense of Wilmington Harbor, Fort Caswell, New Brunswick, Savannah, Charleston Harbor and James Island where he was with Battery #2. As his unit was deactivated he and his unit became infantry and fought in the Carolina Campaign at Bentonville, SC. Believe he died in 1916.
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/17/2020
 3rd Sgt Hardy Whitley  
42nd North Carolina Infantry - Co. H   
Hardy was born in 1835 in Stanley County NC. He enlists at age 26 in Capt Jackson M Hartsell's Co. 42nd Vols. which becomes Co H. enlisted 25 March and entered 9 April 1862 at Albemarle, Stanley Co. NC. He musters into Confederate Service at Salisbury, NC 10 May 1862. His Regiment is attached to General's Martin & Kirkland's Brigade. Hardy is plagued by illness. He contracts Typhoid which dogs him to his grave. He has 25 cards in his archival file, many relate to his illness. The only battle I found that he was in was Cold Harbor. He died in CSA Hospital #4 at Wilmington NC on 25 April 1864. His personal effects was $13 dollars. He left behind a young widow and a small child. He was the father in law of my 4th cousin 3 x removed.
May his soul rest in peace....
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/14/2020
 Pvt John Will Cohen  
4th North Carolina Infantry - Co. A   
John was born in Cleveland, Rowan Co. NC 21 Jan 1843. He enlists at about age 19 in Capt A.K Simonton's Co 52nd NC Vols. on 25 April 1861 at Statesville, Iredell Co. NC . This unit became Co A 4th Regiment NC Infantry. It is 326 miles to rendezvous. He was mustered into his unit 5 June 1861 at Fort Caswell, Va. He has 23 cards in his archival file.
He is captured twice and wounded by mini ball in left thigh. Captured 3 May 1863 at Fredricksburg Va. and sent to City Point where he was one of 895 prisoners exchanged. He is in the hospital at Wounded 19 May 1864 at Strasburg Va. gunshot to left thigh. He is given a 60 day wounded furlough. At this point the dates become a bit muddled as to how he got exchanged. His Regiment was assigned to Generals, Featherstone, G.B. Anderson, Ramseur's & Cox's. We are related by marriage. He died 8 Jan 1925 and is buried at Triplett UMC Cem. Mooresville, IredellCo. NC
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/13/2020
 Pvt Daniel M Lefler  
48th North Carolina Infantry - Co. C   
Daniel was born in 1830 in Cabarrus Co. NC he enlisted at age 32 in Co C 48th Regiment NC Infantry. Enlisted 19 March 1862 by Thomas J Witherspoon at Salisbury Rowan Co. NC for the war. He has 9 cards in his archival file. Assigned to General's J. G. Walker's & Cook's Brigade, Heath's Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Engaged at New Bern NC and then sent to Virginia. Engaged in Seven Days battle, Malvern Cliff, Malvern Hill, Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Fredricksburg, Gum Swamp, South Anna Bridge, and Bristo Station where he died in battle on 14 Oct 1863. His wife filed claim for settlement on 17 June 1864. he is the Father in Law of my 3rd cousin 4 x removed. His wife remarried a William Fredrick Lackey and is buried at Mount Ulla, Rowan Co. NC
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/12/2020
 Pvt James Matthew Menius  
37th North Carolina Infantry - Co. F   
James was born In Rowan Co. NC 24 Feb 1824. His about 40 years when he enlisted at Camp Holmes near Raleigh, wake Co. NC on 5 Oct 1864. Enlisted by Capt Mallet for the war. He has 12 cards in his archival filed under James M Minnis. He is sick and in the hospital on 1 Jan 1865 and is captured in Richmond, Va while a patient in the hospital there. He is being treated for chronic diarahea. He is transported to Point Lookout Md. on the US Steamer Mary Powell. He is released 20 June 1865. He is with Lane's Brigade and saw action at Fort Steadman, Fort Gregg, Hatcher's Run, and Five Forks + other skirmishes. We are related by marriage. He is buried at Thyatira Presbyterian Ch. Mill Bridge, Rowan Co. NC
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/12/2020
 Pvt James M. Lafayette Rodgers  
37th North Carolina Infantry - Co. F   
James was born 3 May 1827 in rural Mecklenburg Co. NC. He enlisted late in the war at age 38 on 25 Oct 1864 by Capt Allen at Camp Stokes NC. This Regiment was assembled by C.C. Lee at High Point NC in Nov 1861. James has 6 cards in his archival file. 1 Feb 1865 he is transferred to Co C. by special order. He was captured near Petersburg, Va on 2 April 1865. Regimental reports suggest he was in the fight at Hatchers Run when captured. Sent to Point Lookout Md. and released 17 June 1865. Given the date above he would have been engaged in the battles: Petersburg Nov 1864, Fort Steadman, Fort Gregg, Jones farm, Five Forks, and Hatchers Run where he was captured.
He is the father in law of my 3rd cousin 4 x removed. He died 17 Sep 1884 and is buried at Bethel Presbyterian Ch. Cornelius, Mecklenburg Co. NC.
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/11/2020
 Pvt John Bescherer  
57th North Carolina Infantry - Co. C   
John was born abt 1829 in Rowan Co. NC. He is about 35 when he enlists 4 July 1862 at Salisbury, Rowen Co. NC. In Capt John Beards Co 57th NC Vols. for three years or the war. This became Co C. He has 23 cards in his archival file. On 5 April 1863 he is sent to the hospital sick. and on 3 Dec 1863 he is sent again to the hospital as sick. 20 July 1864 he is captured near Winchester Va and taken POW. He is sent to Camp Chase near Columbus, Ohio where they say he died of smallpox on 8 Nov 1864. I suspect a combination of cold weather, poor housing & starvation diet led to the death of many in this and other northern prisons.. See the details of a Col Hoffman who was in charge of northern prisons.. His own men at trial after the war said he starved many a man to death. He even bragged that he had killed more rebels than many a front line unit..
Assigned to Generals, Law's, Hoke's, Godwin & W. G. Lewis's Brigades. John is buried in grave # 431 at Camp Chase. I have not been able to get a picture of his stone.
  Ancestor added by phillip thomas on 5/10/2020

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