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Civil War Regiments: Seventh Regiment Cavalry

Company E, Seventh Regiment Cavalry J. Wash Williams, CaptainW. P. Burkhalter, age 21, died of disease at home 1864H. M. Burkhalter, age 19A. J. Coleman, age 30A. P. Coleman, age 26, wounded at Deep BottomL. E. Ferguson, age 26J. R. Fox, age 19, died of disease at homeW. T. Golding, age 24, wounded near Barnville, scoutingW. S. Golding, age 22F. G. Holloway, age 27B. F. Payne, age 26, deadJ. W. Payne, age 21W. B. Pulley, age 22, died since the warD. Proctor, age 21, killed at Cold Harbor May 31st, 1864J. M. Proctor, age 23B. G. Smith, age 23W. S, …

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Civil War Regiments: Second Cavalry

Company I, Second Cavalry Roll of Company “I,” Second Cavalry, prepared by Captain T. H. Clark, Trenton, Edgefield County, South Carolina: Names only of those men from Edgefield are here given, except officers: M. C. Butler, Captain; promoted Colonel August, 1861, afterwards Brigadier-General.J. J. Bunch, Captain; left after reorganization April, 1862.T. H. Clark, Captain; wounded at Culpepper, Virginia; served through war.Joseph Crafton, First Lieutenant; left after reorganization April, 1862.P. M. Butler, First Lieutenant; wounded at Culpepper; served through war.M. A. Markert, Second Lieutenant; served through the war.James M. Lanham, Second Lieutenant from June, 1862, to January, 1862. Virginia; served from …

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Civil War Regiments: State Troops

Company I, State Troops Roll of Company “I,” South Carolina State Troops, Station Pocotaligo, February, 1864: J. C. Brooks, Captain:L. S. Johnson, First LieutenantC. H. Plunkett, Second LieutenantJ. A. Bland, Third LieutenantW. P. Delph, First SergeantG. W. Thurmond, Second SergeantS. V. Johnson, Third SergeantW. L. Anderson, Fourth SergeantWm. Culham, First CorporalJ. P. Courtney, Second CorporalStephen Mays, Third CorporalRobert D. Bryant, Fourth Corporal Privates A. AdamsH. AdamsG. A. AddisonT. BroadwaterWm. P. ButlerW. CartledgeM. CoonW. H. CumbeeB. DavisM. DeMedicisW. B. ElsmoreB. FranklinM. FranklinJ. GloverS. GloverW. GloverM. D. GreenW. GriceH. GulledgeS. HendrixS. HerndonWm. HillT. HittJ. JonesJ. C. KennedyR. E. KenneyW. LippardM. LebeschultzW. K. …

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Civil War Regiments: Fourteenth Regiment Infantry

Company B, Fourteenth Infantry Regiment Roll of Company “B,” Fourteenth Infantry Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers: The whole company, officers and men, were from Edgefield, so I need not repeat that statement. Pinckney A. West, age 32, Captain; wounded at Ox Hill; discharged at Camp Gregg in consequence of wound.James Boatwright, age 28, Captain; wounded at Port Royal; discharged at Appomattox; promoted from Second Lieutenant.Ezekiel W. Rutland, age 35, First Lieutenant; died of disease at Camp Butler October 16th, 1861.Robert B. Watson, age 23, First Lieutenant; wounded at Frazier’s Farm and at Gettysburg; discharged from Appomattox; promoted from Second Lieutenant.John W. …

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Civil War Regiments: Second Regiment

Company B, Second Regiment Roll of Company “B,” Second Regiment, State Troops, Colonel William Fort, commanding, Pocotaligo, South Carolina, September, 1863, to February 1864George D. Huiett, CaptainThomas Jones, First LieutenantJoseph Wyse, Second LieutenantThomas Carson, Second LieutenantIra Cromley, Orderly Sergeant, Clerk Privates E. J. AmakerLewis BeanD. A. J. BellJoseph BerryT. J. BurnettN. A. BurtonHolloway ClaigAndrew CromerIsham CulbreathG. DornSam DyerJohn EidsonHenry GriffithJohn GriffithH. HairHenry HartLod HillDavid HollowayL. E. HollowayHenry JonesRufus JonesAllen KempBenjamin LewisLeuellen MatthewsH. H. MaysJohn PardueA. S. PowellDan’l RidgellMike RileyWhitfield SmithJames SmyleyJ. WeaverP. L. Wright Company K, Second Regiment Artillery Roll of Company “K,” Second Regiment Artillery, Lamar’s, as furnished me …

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Civil War Regiments: Sixth Regiment

Roll of Company “B,” Sixth Regiment, Cavalry: Lewis Jones, Captain; resigned 1863.James J. Gregg, Captain; served to end of war; promoted from Second to First Lieutenant in 1862; to Captain 1863.Z. W. Carwile, First Lieutenant; resigned 1862.John M. Ward, First Lieutenant, served to end of war; promoted to Second Lieutenant 1862 from Second to First Lieutenant 1863.John Bauskett, Second Lieutenant, Richland; served to end of war.J. J. Bunch, Second Lieutenant; served to end of war.Samuel G. Cothran, Sergeant, Abbeville; killed near Fayetteville, N. C, March, 1865.W. H. Winn, Sergeant; killed near Columbia, S. C., 1865.Andrew Giles, Sergeant; died of wounds …

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Volunteers in the War Against Mexico

Note: The following information pertains to the men who were drafted to assist the United States in it’s War against Mexico. From the Edgefield Advertiser, February 11th, 1836: Our readers are informed that an express reached Governor McDuffie eight or ten day’s ago, requiring two regiments of men from the State, for the Florida service. A requisition of three companies was made upon this District. The Tenth Regiment was immediately assembled, and it is highly gratifying for us to record that the draft was superseded by the prompt volunteering of the men. In all the Regiments more men tendered their …

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Edgefield County Settlers of Various Nationalities

Edgefield, like other parts of the middle sections of the State, was settled by people representing the various nationalities of Europe—English, Scotch, Irish, Welch, German, Dutch, and French, English predominating so greatly as to make the English language the language of the country; though several others are spoken in the United States in different sections and are the everyday language of the people, especially German, Swedish, and French. Like other parts of the upper country, Edgefield received many settlers from the North, from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina; and also perhaps some few from colonies farther North. Some also …

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Thomas G. Clemson of Edgefield County, South Carolina

Thomas G. Clemson, son-in-law of John C. Calhoun, once lived in Coleman Township, near Red Bank. Mr. Calhoun often visited Mrs. Clemson, and while on these visits it was that I had the good fortune to see Mr. Calhoun several times; and also Mr. Clemson. It was during the time that Mr. Calhoun’s Dahlonega gold mines were at their best. Mr. Clemson was telling how rich the mines were, and by way of illustration he took off an old fur cap which he was wearing, and said that on one occasion he brought up from the mine in which they …

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Dr. William Mobley of Edgefield County, South Carolina

In 1854, Dr. William Mobley was elected to the Legislature. His grandfather, Jeremiah Mobley, came to Edgefield just after the Revolutionary War from North Carolina, and settled near Fruit Hill. His father, John Mobley, married Lucretia Simkins. They left three sons, William, Eldred, and John. William was born in 1809. He first married Harriet Goode, of Centre Springs. She died soon. He then married Susannah Neal, daughter of Hugh Neal, a wealthy gentleman of Irish descent. Dr. Mobley was a deacon of Red Bank Church for a long time. He was a man of very fine appearance, pleasing manner, and …

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