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Entrekin, T. D. - enlisted at Pickens, April 30, 1863; on muster roll of December 31, 1864. COMPANY K, 1ST REGIMENT SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

Easters (Estes), John Andrew Matthew - Pvt. Co.G,18th SC Inf., He was captured between Petersburg and Richmond,VA., May 20,1864. He served the last 9 months of the war in Elmira prison and was paroled march 24,1865. He returned home to Gaffney County, SC where he died at age 79 years, Born: August 6,1839; Died: February 18,1919;

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Ervin, Lawrence Nelson - Co. I, 5th SC Infantry. Enlisted in "the Eutaw Regiment," on 17 Oct 1863 (his 18th birthday) at James Island, SC. He enlisted for the period of three years. The 25th S.C.I was assigned to Brigadier General Johnson Hagood's South Carolina brigade in the Dept of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and served on James Island and around Charleston in late 1863 and early 1864. In the spring of 1864, however Hagood's Brigade was transferred to Virginia, where it became a unit in the Dept of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, commanded by Gen P.G.T. Beauregaaard. Private Ervin was wounded in the left side of the scalp on 16 June 1864, in fighting near Petersburg, Va., according to the register of the Episcopal Church Hospital at Williamsburg, Va. He returned to his regiment and continued to serve with it when Hagood's Brigade and most of the troops under Beauregard's command becamepart of the famous Army of Northern Virginia commanded by Gen Robert E. Lee. In early 1865 Hagood's brigade was one of several South Carolina units sent to Wilmington, North Carolina, to help defend Fort Fisher. Private Ervin was taken prisoner at Fort Fisher when Federal land and naval forces captured the fort on 15 Jan 1865 and he was sent to the military prison at Elmira, New York, where he stayed until 11 July 1865. On that day he took the oath of allegiance to the United States and was released. His oath provides some interesting information about him; according to the Federal authorities, Ervin'splace of residence was "Sumpter, S.C.," his complexion was fair, his hair was light, his eyes were hazel, and his height was 5 foot 8 inches. The information about Private Ervin comes from National Archives Microcopy 267, "The Compiled Service Records ofConfederate Soldiers who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina," Roll 344, 25th Infantry.

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