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CAVER, A.G. (Private, Company G, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Anderson Gabriel Caver was born October 12, 1817 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina the son of Henry & Catherine Caver.  As a child, the family moved to Autauga County where his father became a wealthy Antebellum planter . The Caver's listed below are his brothers and cousin. Anderson married Mary Ann TYUS, the daughter of William G. TYUS & Deborah BILLINGSLEY in 1853. He enlisted as a Private in Company G of the 6th Alabama on March 1, 1862 at Autaugaville, Alabama.  On July 1, 1862, he was discharged due to his age, and due to furnishing a substitute to serve in his place.  Later during the course of the war, he re-enlisted as a 2nd Lt. in Hubbard's Company of the Alabama State Reserves.  He was captured on April 16, 1865 at Opelika, Alabama. After the Civil War Anderson Gabriel CAVER returned to his home at Milton in Autauga County and remained a planter until his death in February 1892.  He was buried in the family cemetery across from his home near Milton.  Larry E. Caver, Jr.  

The Prattville Progress  February 19, 1892
Caver, A.G.
- Last week in the 73rd year of his life, Mr. A.G. Caver, a highly respected citizen, died with the grippe at his home in the western part of the county.  He was the father of Mr. A.D. Caver of Prattville.  His remains were deposited in the old family cemetery near his home to await resurrection. Compiled with permission by Barry N. Wyatt from Death And Marriage Notices From Autauga County, Alabama Newspapers 1853-1889  and Death Notices From The Prattville Progress 1890-1910  by Larry E. Caver, Jr.
CAVER, Richard H. (Private, Company G, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) RICHARD H. CAVER was born in 1828 in Autauga County, Alabama, the son of Henry & Catherine CAVER. His father was a large planter near the town of Independence, Autauga County Alabama. According to National Archive service records, Richard was 5'10 3/4 inches tall, and had light complexion, and blue eyes. He enlisted as a private of the Autauga Rifles on June 2, 1861 at Corinth Mississippi.. He served throughout the course of the war. In July 1861 he was stricken with measles while at Charlottesville, Virginia. He was wounded in battle on September 14, 1862, as well as on July 5, 1863 at Gettysburg Pennsylvania. He was taken as a prisoner of war three times, first at Gettysburg in 1863, second, at Point Lookout, Maryland, and third, on April 2, 1865 at Petersburg, Virginia. After the war he returned to Autauga County. It is not believed that he ever married. His date of death is not known. - Larry E. Caver, Jr.
CAVER, William I. or H. (Private, Company G, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) WILLIAM CAVER was born in 1834 in Autauga County, Alabama. He was the son of Henry & Catherine CAVER who resided near the Independence Community. He married Alice Rebecca TYUS, the daughter of William G. TYUS & Deborah BILLINGSLEY, on May 16, 1860. William enlisted as a private in the Autauga Rifles on March 1, 1862, at Autaugaville, Alabama. His service record only states that he was treated for Rubella from September 14, 1863 - October 19, 1863. Company records show that he was discharged on July 24, 1864. Shortly thereafter, he died leaving a young wife and one daughter. Larry E. Caver, Jr.

CAVER, Wade H. (Private, Company G, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Wade H. CAVER was born in 1841 in Autauga County, Alabama, the son of Samuel CAVER, Jr. and Elizabeth MILLER, both formerly of Orangeburg district, South Carolina.  He enlisted as a Private in the Autauga Rifles on June 2, 1861 at Corinth Mississippi..  He served throughout the course of the Civil War and was released from service in 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. After the war he returned to Autauga County.  He married Susan Catherine JONES, the daughter of Lewis JONES, on November 1, 1866.  Wade died on March 12, 1891 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and was buried in the Old Bethesda Cemetery in the Independence Community of Autauga County, Alabama. -  Larry E. Caver, Jr.

 


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