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4th Regiment of State Troops
Junior Reserves
Company B
Union County
Union Laddies
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Officers
Townsend, Dan A., Captain

Thomson, Erastus, 1st Lieutenant

Hobson, William, 2nd Lieutenant

Perry, Thomas, 3rd Lieutenant

NonCommissioned Officers
Briggs, William Robert, Sergeant, born about 1847

Privates
Bentley, Hughey, born about 1848

Coffield, S. H., died 19 Feb 1865, buried at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston

Crawford, "Bud", died November 1864, when the trestle at Alston gave way and part of the train fell into the river, before they reached Charleston

Eison, Maddison

Fowler, John "Fiddler"

Gault, J. G.

Gault, Thomas

Garner, James T.. born about 1849

Gault, L. Johnson, born 22 Apr 1848, enlisted Sep 1864. discharged 11 Apr 1865, Spartanburg, SC

Greer Sr, Jason M., born 1804, died 1891, buried Sardis Cemetery, Union

Greer, Jason M., enlisted Sep 1864. discharged Apr 1865, Spartanburg, SC

Greer, Jefferson T. J., born 23 Jun 1847, enlisted Nov 1864. discharged 9 Apr 1865, Union, SC

Harmon, Samuel, enlisted Sep 1864, discharged Apr 1865, Spartanburg, SC. He died 6 June 1900. He married Mary J., 6 Dec 1874 and died before 1919

Hamilton, Peter Parkham, born about 1847, enlisted Sep 1864. discharged 20 May 1865, Spartanburg, SC. He married Angie, 19 Nov 1873, and died 30 Dec 1917

Harris, William H., born 28 Feb 1848, enlisted Nov 1864. discharged May 1865, Spartanburg, SC

Horn, Franklin, enlisted Sep 1864. discharged Apr 1865, Spartanburg, SC. He died 6 Jan 1881. He married Cynthia, 29 Sep 1871, and died before 1919

Hyatt, John C.. He married Amanda and died before 1919

Jeter, Cornelius

Legare, Daniel

Legare, Thomas

Long, James Gideon, born 19 Nov 1847, Jonesville Twp., Union District, enlisted Sep 1864. discharged Apr 1865, Spartanburg, SC. and died 20 Jan 1921, Union. Post-war, Sheriff of Union County

Mabry, Robert, born 4 Oct 1848, enlisted Sep 1864. discharged 20Apr 1865, Spartanburg, SC

McKissick, Joseph H., born about 1849

McNease, John, born about 1849

McNoone(?), J., admitted to Wayside (1st Louisana) Confederate Hospital, Charleston on 31 Dec 1864 for Ulcers of Leg.

Paulk, Isaac K., born 16 Dec 1848, enlisted Sep 1864. discharged Apr 1865, Spartanburg, SC

Rochester, Richard D., born about 1847, enlisted Sep 1864. discharged Apr 1865, Spartanburg, SC. He died 22 Mar 1919. He married Julia, 4 Jan 1877. and died before 1919

Rodger, James H., born about 1847

Sanders, John W., born 1848, enlisted Sep 1864. discharged Jan 1865, Grahamville, SC

Sanders, Joseph

Sartor, Henry

Sims, Charles, born about 1849

Smith, James W., born 15 Feb 1848, enlisted Sept or Oct 1864. discharged Apr 1865, Chester, SC

Tracy, William

Thomas, Sims

Thomson, William E. " Billy ", born 21 Nov 1848, enlisted Nov 1864. discharged Apr 1865, Spartanburg, SC

Wood, Samuel M., born 1 Feb 1848 , enlisted 24 Nov 1864. discharged 9 Apr 1865, Spartanburg, SC

Current Newspaper Articlae
Captain Dan Townsend Was Leader Of 16 Year Olds In War Between The States

When Sherman began his famous "March to the Sea" South Carolina had already called out every able bodied man between the ages of 18 and 45. More soldiers were needed and the only thing the state could do to protect her homes was to call out the "old men" and the boys.
The Male Academy in Union was in the hands of D. A. Townsend, a capable teacher and a man of character. In the spring of 1862, he had enlisted in the Confederate army and was stationed on James Island. After some time spent in malarial districts, his health failed, his father brought him home and hired a substitute for him. In 1864, he came to Union, hoping to regain his health. He was much improved by up country climate and when this last desperate call came from the state department, he at once offered his services to his country.
A company was formed immediately. The 16 year olds boys of the Male Academy of Union district were promptly enrolled and D. A. Townsend, the school master, was chosen captain. The roll as we have it from the memory of the members of the company stands thus:
Tragedy almost befell the company before they reached Charleston. On their way, the trestle at Alston gave way and part of the train fell into the river. "Bud" Crawford was killed instantly and some 10 to 15 were hurt, with Captain Townsend narrowly escaping from death."
As published:
1914 issue of the Union Times

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