Caskey, James Dixon, Captain, born 8 Mar 1809. He was captain of the Lancaster
Tigers - Company I, 17th S.C. Infantry from 9 December 1861 to 28 April 1862.
He was not re-elected at the reorganization. He was captain of Company I, 3rd
Regiment, S. C. State Troops from August to December 1863. He was elected
captain of a company of one of the Junior Reserve Regiments on 13 September
1864. He died 3 Mar 1876
Officers Caskey, James Dixon, Captain, born 8 Mar 1809. He was captain of the Lancaster Tigers - Company I, 17th S.C. Infantry from 9 December 1861 to 28 April 1862. He was not re-elected at the reorganization. He was captain of Company I, 3rd Regiment, S. C. State Troops from August to December 1863. He was elected captain of a company of one of the Junior Reserve Regiments on 13 September 1864. He died 3 Mar 1876Duncan, Columbus Livingston, 1st Lieutenant, born 25 Sept 1829, died 31 Dec 1901, buried in Salem Cemetery, Heath Springs
NonCommissioned Officers Clyburn, Minor Hilton, 1st Sergeant, born 19 Aug 1848, moved to Texas about 1875, died 31 July 1915, and is buried in the Humble Cemetery, Humble, Harris County, TexasBeckham, George Westly, 2nd Sergeant, born in 1849, died 1905, buried in the Bennett Family Cemetery, Lancaster County Truesdale, James, 3rd Sergeant, born 1848 Cherry, Thomas, 4th Sergeant, born 1848 Funderburk, Lancaster Jackson, 5th Sergeant, born 30 Jan 1849, died 1 Dec 1909, and is buried in Tuscaloosa, AL Caskey, Joseph M., 1st Corporal, born 2 May 1848. He enlisted Sep 1864 and was discharged 25 Apr 1865. He died 20 Nov 1903, and is buried in New Hope Baptist, Lancaster Bruce, Phillip Thornwell, 2nd Corporal, born 1848 Hinson, Martin Van Buren, 3rd Corporal, born 25 Feb 1848. He enlisted 3 Sep 1864 and was discharged 9 Apr 1865, Spartanburg, SC. He died 24 Aug 1933 and is buried in Fork Hill Baptist Church, Lancaster Craig, James Hood, 4th Corporal, born about 1849 and died 12 May 1879. He enlisted 25 Jun 1864 and was discharged 1 Apr 1865, Charlotte, NC. He died 12 May 1879. Privates Arant, Ransom, born 26 May 1848. He enlisted Sept 1864 and was discharged March 1865. He died 2 Oct 1933 and is buried in Mint Hill, Mecklenburg County, NC Belk, Samuel Ellison, born 8 Dec 1848, died 7 Aug 1924, and is buried in Beulah Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Union County, NC Bailey, G. W., born 11 Apr 1847, died 6 Mar 1873, and is buried in Salem Cemetery Lancaster Blackwell, David L., born 22 Nov 1848, died 24 Jul 1919 and is buried in Kershaw City Cemetery, Lancaster County Brasington, John Samuel. born 20 Aug 1848 in Lancaster County. He enlisted 8 Nov 1864 and was discharged 6 May 1865, Charlotte, NC. He died 24 Nov 1934 and is buried in Beaver Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Lancaster. He is my great grandfather. Caskey, Samuel L., born about 1848 Caskey, Leonard Strait, born 13 Feb 1848. He enlisted Sep 1864 and was discharged 16 Apr 1865, Greensboro, NC. Caskey, John Davis, born 16 April 1848. He enlisted 15 Dec 1864 and was discharged 2 April 1865, Guilford Court House, NC. He died 23 Dec 1921. Cousart, John W., born about 1848 Baker, William Samuel, born about 1851 Catoe, William Andrew, born 30 Jul 1848, died 5 Oct 1917 Dunlap, E. C., born about 1849 Douglas, James L., born about 1848 Dixon, James B., born about 1848 Estridge, Franklin C., born about 1849 Faile, Jacob, born 10 Nov 1848. He enlisted 2 Dec 1864 and was discharged Mar 1865. While not on the only surving muster, he was granted a pension based on attestment of other company memebers. He previolsly served in 5th State troops, Company I. Faile, Nathan Grandison, born 4 Mar 1848, Taxahaw. He enlisted 15 Nov 1864 and was discharged 15 May 1865, Chester, SC. and died before 1930 Funderburk, Capers Lafayette, born 14 Sept 1847, died 16 Feb 1914, and is buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Climax, GA Funderburk, Jackson A., born about 1848 Gay, George Washington, born 25 Apr 1848. He enlisted 1 Dec 1864 and was discharged 1 May 1865, Chester, SC. He died 14 Jan 1921, and is buried in Hanging Rock Methodist Church Cemetery, Kershaw, Lancaster County Gregory, William M., born about 1848 Gardner, John F., born about 1848 Gardner, R. Hancock, Henry Clay, born May 1847. He enlisted Sep 1864 and was discharged Apr 1865, at home. He died 14 Oct 1913, and is buried in Westside Cemetery, Lancaster Hinson, Richard H., born about 1848 Hopkins, Thomas, born about 1847 Lyles, William J., born about 1843. After The War, he settled in Cypress Community in Darlington County. He is buried in the Mt Elon Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 15 between Bishopville and Hartsville. Lark, John E., born about 1850 Long, William J., born about 1850 Marshall, W. J. Murrow, Benjamin Franklin, born 15 Mar 1848, died 12 Dec 1919, and is buried at Six Mile Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Belair Community of Indian TWP, Lancaster County Mungo, Loverick Franklin, born 31 Mar 1847, died 14 Nov 1908, and is buried at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Kershaw County Nelson, James C., born 23 Jan 1848. He enlisted 2 Dec 1864 and was discharged Apr 1865, Sumter SC. Neill, Thomas Alexander, born 16 Mar 1848. He enlisted Apr 1865 and was discharged 2 Apr 1865, Spartanburg SC. Outen, William G., born about 1849 Plyler, Dixon Barnes, born 5 Sep 1848, died 10 Feb 1891 in Union County, NC Raley, Joseph A., born 10 Jan 1844 Raley, Edward, born 1848 Raley, Edward F., born 22 Feb 1848, died 11 Aug 1898 Raley, Levi, born 2 Aug 1848 Robinson, Hilton Robinson, Pierson, born about 1848 Robinson, Nathaniel P., born about 1849 Short, William Jefferson L., born 8 Oct 1847 ( or 3 Aug 1848). He enlisted Dec 1864 and was with company when it disbanded in Mar 1865. He died 17 Dec 1889 Small, Parker, born about 1849, admitted to Wayside (1st Louisana) Confederate Hospital, Charleston in Jan or Feb 1865. He died 18 February and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery. Sowell, James Murchison, born 20 Jan 1848. He enlisted 15 Nov 1864 and was discharged 1 May 1865, Chester. He died 1 Aug 1922, and is buried in Mount Pisgah Cemetery Stewart, Samuel Stogner, John Crawford, born about 1847 Taylor, Andrew Marion, born 16 Sep 1848. He enlisted Sep 1864 and was with company when disbanded by Captain Caskey at Charlotte in 1865/ He died 06 Sep 1921, and is buried Pleasant Plain Baptist Church Cemetery, Lancaster County Tolbert ( Talbert ), John, born about 1848, died on 28 Jan 1865 and is buried the Confederate section of Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia Vickery, Thomas P., born about 1848 Williams, William J., born about 1848 Wright, A. C. Wright, John, born about 1847 Wright, Wilson, born about 1848 There are indications that there was at least 1 additional Private whose name is not yet known
Lancaster (SC) Ledger
Tuesday, 20 September 1864
We learn that Capt. J. D. Caskey (a volunteer over fifty years of age, and who has already seen good service since the war began) was elected [on 10 September 1864] Captain of the company of boys from this District. Henry Massey, 1st, L. S. Porter, 2nd, and Martin Steele, 3rd Lieutenant.
Actual dates are from family members or cemetery records. Ca dates are from the 1860 Census. For those with no date, I have not yet found them on any record.
Note:John Samuel Brasington is my Great Grandfather. I have no pictures of him and he died about 14 years before I was born. This is my way of getting closer to him. I expect to meet him when my time comes to --"pass over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees." This entire web site is dedicated to him.
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