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FEATURES: CIVIL WAR UNITS: Aiken Independent Mounted Infantry, CSA [BACK]


Aiken Independent Mounted Infantry
Captain William F. Percival


Edgefield Advertiser
Wed., 25 January 1865.

For the Advertiser.
Camp near Mathew’s Bluff,
Barnwell Dist., Jan. 7th 1865.

Mr. Editor:

Last summer some of the citizens of Barnwell, Edgefield and Lexington Districts who were exempt from Confederate service, responding to the call of Gov. Bonham, organized a Company of Mounted Infantry for State Defence. When Sherman cut loose from his base and threatened Augusta, this Company was ordered to Hamburg. They promptly responded to the call, as the enemy advanced towards Savannah, and they were well employed in guarding the ferries and crossing places on the river, having gone within twelve miles of Savannah.

The Company now numbers about sixty members, and is armed with Morse’s Patent Breech Loading Carbine - one of the most effective and convenient weapons ever used by mounted men, weighing only eight pounds, and can be loaded and discharged five or eight times a minute.

The officers of the Company are as follows:

        Wm. F. Percival, of Aiken, Captain.
        W. M. Bostick, Barnwell District, 1st Lieutenant
        C. F. Benson, Barnwell District, 2nd Lieutenant
        J. Guignard, Richland District, 3rd Lieutentant

As Sherman now threatens to over run our State, it is hoped and expected that South Carolinians will not let him advance without at least making an effort to stop him. Such Companies as Capts. Percival’s and Frederick’s should be filled instantly, and others formed. General Garlington desires those who can mount themselves to join mounted companies in preference to the Infantry, as they can be made far more effective in watching the movement of the Yankees and retarding their progress.

If any should desire to join one of the Companies already formed, they should make early application, as these Companies are not allowed (not cannot arm) more than 100 men each.


Name

Rank

Remarks

ALLEN, J. R.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 18 May 1865.

BENSON, C. F.

2LT

Barnwell District.

BEST, O. H.

SGT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 18 May 1865.

BODEY, W.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 22 May 1865.

BOSTICK, Benjamin R., Jr.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 24 May 1865.

BOSTICK, W. M.

1LT

Barnwell District.

[BROWN, _____]

[PVT]

 

COCHRAN, A. M.

LT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 20 May 1865.

COCHRAN, S.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 20 May 1865.

DOW, I. C. (or J. C.)

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 23 May 1865.

EDENFIELD, C. E.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 19 May 1865.

FULMER, D.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 23 May 1865.

GALLAWAY, James

CPL

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 23 May 1865.

GUIGNARD, J.

3LT

Richland District.

GUNTER, D.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 23 May 1865.

HAGAN, J. W.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 29 May 1865.

HEXT, B. W.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 25 May 1865.

[HOLSTEIN, M. J.]

[PVT]

Residence (abt. 1923), Monetta, SC.

MANER, J. W.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 31 May 1865.

MANER, W. F.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 31 May 1865.

PARDUE, G. G.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 18 May 1865.

PERCIVAL, William F.

CPT

Age 50. Aiken P.O. Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 24 May 1865.

[PLUNKETT, J. S.]

[PVT]

 

RANDALL, Charles

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 24 May 1865.

RED, J.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 20 May 1865.

SIMONS, G. S.

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 22 May 1865.

STAUBES, John

PVT

Surrendered and paroled at Augusta, GA, 29 May 1865.

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