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The American Civil War   

Several folks have written to ask why we haven't included the troop and regimental rosters of CSA units as some county USGenWeb coordinators have.  Most simply, there were no units formed in Cherokee County South Carolina because the county didn't exist at the time of the war.  There were veterans of the war who lived in what is now Cherokee County but, they served in units which were formed under the authority of specific counties and states.  Most common were units from Spartanburg, Union, and York counties in South Carolina and Rutherford County in North Carolina.
That said, that these veterans lived in what is now Cherokee County South Carolina either before, during, or after the war makes them Cherokee County veterans by geography, if not by political subdivision.

 

On March 26, 1989, Eddie L. Gorski prepared an abstract of pension applications called South Carolina Confederate Soldier Pension Act of 1919 For Cherokee County which is filed at the County Public Library under catalog number SC Gen Ref 929 Gor in the history room.   This page is only an abstract of the names found in the text with units when identified.  The original document includes names, dates, units, campaigns, and ranks when available.  

Alexander, W S 
H, Palmetto Sharpshooters
Allison, James M.
H, 28th NC Volunteers
Allison, Reuban W.
C, 71st
Anderson, William
C, 34th NC
Beheler, Henry
F, 17th SC
Black, John S.
H, Palmetto Sharpshooters
[husband of Mary E. Black, m. 26 Oct. 1872]
Blackwell, Alford
E, 4th
Blackwell, Jasper N.
D, 55th NC
Borders, William
C, 71st NC
Brown, John B.
E, 4th
Cash, Sidney V.
H, 9th SC
Chalk, Thomas G.
E, 6th SC
Childers, Jacob
K, 18th SC
Childers, William
K, 18th SC Volunteers
Cline, J C 
Cook, Francis S.
C, 2nd SC
Daniel, John M.
C, Holcomb Legion
Duncan, John
I, 12th
Gardner, William
C, 1st Heavy Artillery
Garner, John P
I, 6th SC
Gaston, D D 
Gaston, William D.
K, 18th SC
George, Arron
I, 6th SC Volunteers
Gibson, W W 
D, 3rd Texas Infantry
Godfrey, John R.
E, 4th
Goforth, Franklin A.
D, 71st NC
Goforth, Henry
G, 5th SC
Gold, Benjamin J
I, 38th NC
Griffin, Charles N.
E, 4th SCM
Griffith, Harrison P.
E, 14th SCV
Guthrie, Martin Luther
H, 31st
Hammett, Julius S
F, 18th
Hardin, Elijah
B, 5th SC
Harrill, Elijah M
I, 38th NC
Harris, Marion
F, 1st SC
Holt, John G. [Goodman]
S.C. Reserves
Hopper, Samuel Landrum
E, 12th NC Volunteers
Horton, William T.
A, 1st
Humphries, Charley F.
E, 4th SCM
Humphries, Lewis
I, 34th NC Wilcox Division
Huskey, Thomas B.
F, 15th SCV
Huskey, Tillman
I, 5th SC
Huskey, William
G, 5th SCC
Jackson, Noal L.
K, 20th SC
Jefferies, Nathaniel
A, 12th SC
Jenkins, Levi
K, 50th NC
Johnson, Elias R.
F, 5th SCC
Johnson, William
K, 5th SCV
Palmetto Sharpshooters
Jolly, James C.
I, 34th NC
Jolly, Richard M.
M, 5th Palmetto Sharpshooters
Kennedy, Joseph D.
I, 34th NC
Kennett, Elias C
B, Holcomb Legion
Kirby, William E M  B, Holcomb Legion
Lavender, Thomas Jeff   E,4th S.C.R 
Lawson, R T
K, 5th S.C. Cavalry
Leagan, James Matthew 
I, 28th N.C.
Leazer, Dave M G,
42nd N.C.V
Lemaster, Richard B 
D, 19th Cavalry               
Lipscomb, James J  M, 
Little, Lee A
A, 1st
Littlejohn, Henry H
F 15th S.C.V. 
Littlejohn, Milton
E, 4th
Love, William A
K, 17th S.C.
Lovelace, John
B, 9th N.C.T.
Lynch, John H
M, 16th N.C
Mabry, Logan C
F, 6th S.C. Cavalry
Martin, James
F, 17th S.C
Martin, John
B, 22nd N.C.
MCCraw, James
K, 50th N.C.
MCGill, J A
K, 7th S.C.A
Millwood, John C
F 15th S.C.
Millwood, Morgan W
F, 15th S.C.V
Mintz, Ed
G, 4th
Mintz, John S
C 17th
Moore, Farmer
C, 17th S.C.
Moore, G L
C, 17th S.C.
Morgan, Elias, A
K, 18th S.C.
Morgan, Leonidas
H, 1st Tenn
Morgan, Peter
M, Palmetto Sharpshooters
Mullinax, Andrew Jack
F, 18th S.C.
Parker Andrew J
A
Parris, William
K, Holcomb Legion
Pearson, Robert M
A, 5th S.C.
Peeler, Issac M
D, 7th Cavalry
Perry, Andrew Jackson
K, 1st S.C.
Petty, Bazel G L
A
Phillips, Pinkney D
F, 18th S.C.V
Porter, Samuel P
F, 18th
Pryor, Robert P
F, 56th N.C.
Randall, Martin Luther
F, 17th S.C
Reynolds, Mack C
Ga. Battery
Roach, Newton
C, 55th N.C.
Robbs, Thompson
H, 2nd Reserve Forces
Ross, Jacob B
F 6th S.C. Cavalry 
Ross, William 
K, 18th S.C.
Sams, Robert O
B
Sarratt, Obadiah, C
G, 5th S.C.
Self, William P
I, 5 S.C.
Shirley, William P
A, 3rd S.C.
Smith, James W
B 4th S.C.
Smith, John S
H, 5th S.C.
Snead, Nathaniel Carr
F, 14th S.C.V
Stack, WIlliam A
E, 4th S.C.M.
Suttle, John H
G, 50th N.C.
Swofford, David H
C, 56th GA.
Taylor, Robert H
K, 1st Engineer Troops
Thackston, Simeon R
G 3rd S.C.V.
Thomas, David Andrew
E 1st S.C.V
Thompson, William
I 13th S.C
Turner, D F L
A 1 S.C, S.C.R.
Turner, Haskel
D, 55th N.C.
Vassey, Jonas
M, Palmetto Sharpshooters
Vinesette, Johnson
K, 18th S.C
Ware, Rufus A
G 49th N.C.
Warlick, Franklin T
C, 55th N.C.
Whelchel, John T
E, 6th S.C.
Whelchel, Samuel A M
Whisonant, John
K, 8th ARK. Gowans Brig.
Whisonant, John
K, 17th S.C.
Whisonant, John S
D, S.C. Res. Force
Whisonant, William
D, Gill's Res. Force
White, John Thomas
B 53rd N.C. 
White, William
I, 34th N.C.V
Wofford, Issac F
B, 1st S.C. Artillery
Wood, Adolphus N
H, Res. Force
Wood, Eldridge
Longstreet Div. 
Wood, George J S
B, Holcomb Legion
Wood, Moses
Captain 
Batesville Vol. 5th
Wylie, Robert Walker
D 3th 
This table lists only those veterans who applied for a pension according to the above act after 1919 -- many CSA veterans had died by 1919 (54 years after the war) as had their widows.  Many too died during the war.  As we gather more records, we'll add them here.

We have received the following additional information regarding Civil War veterans of Cherokee County South Carolina...

A. Blackwell
F, 18th S.C.
wounded at Manassas
( source - SC Archives)
Allen Wylie Holt
B, 5th State Troops - SC Reserves (Williams Reserves)
(source rosters)
John Goodman Holt
D, 3rd Bn. of State Troops (Senior Reserves)
(source obit - unit roster)
William John Columbus
"W. J. C."  Roberts
A, Holcombe's SC Infantry
(source - tombstone at State Line Baptist Church)
Benjamin W. Lindsay
Co. A 9th SC Inf., CSA
(source - tombstone at Hopewell Baptist Cemetery)
PVT James Madison Leagans
Co. D 28th NC Inf., CSA
Nov 8, 1839 - Dec 28, 1934
(source - tombstone at Hopewell Baptist Cemetery)
William Blackwell
Co. F, 18th SC Regt.
(source - Widows Pension application, Gusta Ann Blackwell)
Henry Mostella Sarratt
POW
Co. K, 18th SC Regt.
Co. F, 6th SCC, CSA
(source - Widows Pension application, Mary Lucinda Blackwell (Sarratt))
 
 
Those researching Civil War era ancestors may be interested in visiting the South Carolina in the Civil War Homepage
There is a listing of Confederate veterans buried at Oakland Cemetery on College Drive online at http://expage.com/page/oakwoodvets worth visiting for those interested.
The Captain Moses Wood Chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is online at http://www.expage.com/page/cherokeescv 

 

Spanish American War of 1898

Musician Thomas B. Bryant of Gaffney
and
Private Samuel T. Barrier of Gaffney

served in Company G, 2nd North Carolina Volunteers.  Company G was primarily a Gastonia Company.  G/2nd NC served in garrison along the coast of South Carolina at Lands End.
These two men were the only men from Gaffney found amongst the rosters of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Regiments of North Carolina Volunteer Infantry.

Private Mitchell S. Lindsay of Blacksburg
and
Private Albert J. Swartmont of Blacksburg

served in Company G, 1st North Carolina Volunteers.  G/1st was primarily a Shelby and Rutherfordton Company.  The 1st North Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment was among the first to land in Cuba.
These two men were the only men from Blacksburg found amongst the rosters of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Regiments of North Carolina Volunteer Infantry.
source: Rosters of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd NCV as extracted by C. Turner

 

 

World War I 

Patsy Holt was kind enough to transcribe the names from a variety of veterans memorials in Gaffney.  This is what she found on World War I:
Landrum Allen
Loyd Allen
Arthur Burgess
Jesse Bobo
Oscar Camp
Coke T. Chesney
Ed Collins
Alexander Crocker
Leander T. Dickson
Glenn Dowdle
Arthur Edwards
Grier Ellis
Richard Gallman
Jay Bee Godfrey
Albert P. Grant
Broadus B. Hames
John G. Hamrick
Richard J. Hicks
Sam Hoey
Thomas Huitt
Summie Humphries
Lorane Hutchinson
Hiram J. Johnson
James H. Johnson
Walker Kirby
Stanley Little
Zeno Littlejohn
Carson D McCraw
Charlie R. McCraw
Coleman A. McCraw
Thomas McCullough
William McKinney
Baxter C. McSwain
Read Morris
Amos Mullinax
James I . Neal
Ellis A. Owens
Lawson J. Owens
Marcus L. Owensby
Rochelle Petty
Lester Phillips
Lewis Proctor
Furman D Robbs
Ben C. Roberts
Crawley Ross
Herbert Q. Sarratt
Virgil D. Sellers
Earnest Sims
William T. Sparks
Paige G. Spencer
L.J.Thompson
Larking L. Thrift
Gaines W. Wilson
James B. Young

 

 

World War II

Patsy Holt was kind enough to transcribe the names from a variety of veterans memorials in Gaffney for World War II.  As we occasionally visit or find the markers of the resting places of these veterans we will ad here the transcriptions from their marker.  If you would like to tell us where they are or would like to do the transcription just write.  This is what Patsy found:
Razz A. Allison
Boyce C. Atkins
Joseph E. Ault
James E. Batchelor
James F. Beam
Charles E. Biggers
Claude T. Blanton
James W. Blanton
Boyce O. Broome
Wofford H. Brown
William W. Byars
Zachariah T. Byars
Bill Callahan
Garrison Camp
Wylie C. Carroll
Charlie B. Clary Jr.
Shuford O. Clary
Austell Cobb
Elford C. Coker
James C. Cox
Morgan W. Cromer
Fred H. Curtis
Jack E. Daniel
Willard H. Davis Jr.
William F . Davis
William T. Dixon
Don Ellis
Albert D. Fowler
Samuel J. Gallman
Donald H. Goforth
Perry J. Greene
Roland H. Hamrick
Otha L. Harmon
Tommy D. Harris
Woodrow W. Harris
Frazier Hemphill
William L. Hodge
William C. Horne
Harry L. Hughes
Eddie W . Johnson
Logan L. Johnson
Logan M Jolly
Lewis B. Jones
William S. Jones Jr.
Bobo V. Kirby
Emphers T. Lamb
E. G. Lane
James Lanier
Thomas L. Littlejohn
Luther McCraw .
Claude L. Meddley
Samuel A. Medley
Howard D. Melton
Hudy A. Mills
Van Mitchem
Charles A. Nance
Billy S. Parris
Victor W. Patterson
Lindsay Peeler
Albert Pettit
Curtis P. Phillips
buried at Oakland Cemetery
PFC Curtis P. Phillips
August 23, 1919
August 21, 1944
crossed rifles
He gave his life for his country in Italy
Roy J. Phillips
Victor K. Plaxico Jr.
Gene S. Powell
William R. Ramsey
Woodrow W. Reynolds
Charles R. Richardson
William R.C. Robinson
Lynn Ruppe
Toy Ruppe
Robert W. Sams
James O. Sapp
Harry Sarratt
John C. Sellars
John M. Skinner
Donald W. Smith
buried at Oakland Cemetery
PFC Donald W. Smith
January 18, 1926
April 4, 1945
crossed rifles
"Infantry"
He gave his life for his country in Germany
Harvey E. Smith
Paul Sparks
Rodeheaver Sparks
Quenten E. Spencer
Raymond Spencer
Elzie B. Sprouse
William A. Sutherland
Barron A. Thomas
Edgar D. Thompson
McKinley Walker
Walter R. Webster
Wesley T. Whelchel
Jerry H. White
James Williams
Dewey Y. Young
 
 

 

Korean War

U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO DIED FROM HOSTILE ACTION (INCLUDING MISSING AND CAPTURED) IN THE KOREAN WAR, 1950-1957

ALLEN,  FRED MILBURN PFC MARINES PACOLET MILLS 17 SEP. 1952 KILLED IN ACTION
ESTES,  WILLIAM T PVT ARMY CHEROKEE SOUTH CAROLINA 20 JULY 1950 KILLED IN ACTION
KENNEDY,  THEODORE PFC ARMY CHEROKEE SOUTH CAROLINA 15 JUNE 1953 KILLED IN ACTION
SHIPTON,  JOHN G PFC ARMY CHEROKEE SOUTH CAROLINA 19 OCT. 1951 KILLED IN ACTION
WALDRUP,  JACK N PVT ARMY CHEROKEE SOUTH CAROLINA 06 DEC. 1950 DIED WHILE MISSING
WHITE,  JAMES H SGT ARMY CHEROKEE SOUTH CAROLINA 12 FEB. 1951 KILLED IN ACTION
FOR PERSONS WHO DIED WHILE MISSING OR CAPTURED, THE DATE OF CASUALTY IS THE DATE DIED OR DECLARED DEAD, NOT THE DATE DECLARED MISSING OR CAPTURED. **ARMY LISTS COUNTY; AIR FORCE, NAVY AND MARINES LIST CITY OR TOWN OR PLACE. SOURCE: KOREAN CONFLICT CASUALTY FILE, 1950-1957 (MACHINE-READABLE RECORD), RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, RECORD GROUP 330.
If you know of others please let us know and we will add them to this list

Vietnam War
 

U.S. Military Personnel Who Died (Including Missing and Captured Declared Dead) as a result of the Vietnam conflict, 1957-1995 Listed Alphabetically by Name as of November 1997

ALLISON,  JOHN ROBERT PFC MARINES GAFFNEY 22FEB68 S. VIETNAM 01MAR48 HOSTILE,KILLED
BLACKWELL,  ROBERT LAWRENCE PFC ARMY GAFFNEY 01DEC70 S.VIETNAM 12DEC50 HOSTILE,KILLED
BRADLEY,  KENNETH RAY CPL MARINES CHESNEE 06FEB68 S.VIETNAM 31MAR45 HOSTILE,KILLED
CLARY,  JOHN WILLARD PSGT ARMY GAFFNEY 29MAR67 S.VIETNAM 07MAR31 HOSTILE,KILLED
CROTTS,  DONALD COLEMAN CPL MARINES BLACKSBURG 13JUN68 S.VIETNAM 07NOV45 HOSTILE,KILLED
DOVER,  JOHNNY LEWIS JR SP4 ARMY GAFFNEY 05JUN70 S.VIETNAM 21SEP49 HOSTILE,DIED-MISSING
FOSTER,  SAMUEL EDWARD SGT ARMY GAFFNEY 24MAR68 S.VIETNAM 05JUN35 HOSTILE,KILLED
FOXX,  RICHARD L TSGT AIR FORCE GAFFNEY 15OCT62 S.VIETNAM 22FEB32 HOSTILE,DIED-MISSING
HAMES,  BOBBY JOE SP4 ARMY BLACKSBURG 15NOV65 S.VIETNAM 11SEP41 HOSTILE,KILLED
HARDIN,  CURTIS LEVENCE PFC ARMY BLACKSBURG 12MAY69 S.VIETNAM 04FEB47 HOSTILE,KILLED
LEE,  MELVIN SP4 ARMY PACOLET 06APR69 S.VIETNAM 30OCT47 HOSTILE,KILLED
PETTY,  WILLIAM CLARK SFC ARMY GAFFNEY 21JUN67 S.VIETNAM 10NOV29 NON-HOS.DIED-ILL,INJ
REAVES,  JOHN SHEPARD JR SGT ARMY GAFFNEY 08JUL69 S.VIETNAM 01MAR45 HOSTILE,KILLED
RUTLAND,  WARREN LESTER SGT ARMY GAFFNEY 04OCT68 S.VIETNAM 27SEP43 NON-HOS.DIED-ILL,INJ
SMITH,  JOHN CLIFFORD III SP5 ARMY PACOLET 26SEP68 S.VIETNAM 21SEP4 5 HOSTILE,KILLED
SOSSAMON,  EDWARD DE CAMP SGT ARMY GAFFNEY 16APR70 S.VIETNAM 02OCT48 NON-HOS.DIED-ILL,INJ
SPENCER,  JAMES ALBERT JR SP4 ARMY GAFFNEY 21APR69 S.VIETNAM 01DEC44 HOSTILE,KILLED
SWOFFORD,  DANNY RAY SGT ARMY COWPENS 19MAY68 S.VIETNAM 30JAN46 HOSTILE,KILLED
WALKER,  EVANS S MSGT ARMY BLACKSBURG 16OCT67 S.VIETNAM 04OCT26 HOSTILE,KILLED
If you know of others please let us know and we will add them as soon as possible.

*For persons who died while missing or captured, the date of casualty is the date died or declared dead, not the date declared missing or captured. @BNR indicates that the body has not been recovered.

Source: [Southeast Asia] Combat Area Casualties Current File (CACCF), as of November 1997 (electronic record), Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Record Group 330, The National Archives at College Park.

Data courtesy of NARA 

Patsy Holt was kind enough to transcribe the names from the veterans memorials in Gaffney.  This is what she found for the Vietnam War:

John R. Allison

Robert L. Blackwell 

John W. Clary

Donald C. Crotts 

John L. Dover Jr.

Samuel E. Foster 

Richard L. Fox

Bobby Joe Hames 

Curtis L. Hardin 

William C. Petty 

John S. Reaves 

Warren L. Rutland 

John C. Smith

Ed D Sossamon

James A. Spencer

Danny R. Swofford 

 Evans S. Walker

 

      

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