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Clark County Confederate Soldiers

Remember our Clark County patriots. Some lie in national cemeteries. Some sleep in hometown graves. Some never made it home. But all have something in common. They made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country, our freedom and our quality of life.

Clark County Confederate Regiments

    During the Civil War, ten Clark County men served in the Confederate Army. The men, who moved to the county after the completion of the war, served under such men as James Longstreet and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. At least 2 of these men were involved in the famous "Pickett's Charge" at the Battle of Gettysburg, PA., in July, 1863. Five of the men served in Virginia regiments, 1 in a Georgia regiment, and another 4 served in unknown regiments. I am including the names of these men and their regiments below. If anyone has anymore information concerning these men, I invite you to contact me so the information can be included here.


Morris, Henry (Casey)
 Unknown cavalry regiment, possibly the 1st Regiment, Georgia Cavalry, Co. A. I found his name on a list of Georgia soldiers. His was the only name belonging to a cavalry regiment from Georgia. This regiment was essentially gathered from the counties of Meriwether, Floyd, and Lumpkin Counties in the fall of 1861, and organized at Rome, Ga. Companies, A, B, and C were organized and mustered into Confederate service on 4 MAR 1862. The regiment was organized and mustered into service on 28 MAY 1862. Following early skirmishes in East Tennesssee, they took an active part in Bragg's Kentucky Campaign. Later they served in Pegram's Davidson's J. J. Morrison's Iverson's and C. C. Crew's Brigade. The fought at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Atlanta, Savannah, and the Carolinas Campaign. They were surrendered with less than 50 officers and men by General Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, NC on 26 APR 1865.


1st Maryland Cavalry, Co. D

DeLashmutt, William (Martinsville. He is buried in the Martinsville City Cemetery, Martinsville Twp, Martinsville, Illinois). He owned a general store in Martinsville, opened in January, 1877. He was born July 20, 1838, in Maryland. After the war, he resided in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., Indiana, and Evansville, Indiana, before moving to Clark County. I found this notation of him in the Confederate Veteran Magazine, published between 1893 and 1932.

Title   Delashmutt, William G. ,
Note   Died: December 16, 1915; Martinsville, Illinois
Note   Service Unit: 1st Maryland Cavalry, Company D.
Note   Confederate Veteran: v. 24, p. 180.
Subject - Personal   Delashmutt, William Gd. December 16, 1915.
Subject - Topical   Veterans -- Virginia.
Subject -Geographic   Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Added Entry   Library of Virginia. Archives.
System Number   001265266

History of the 1st Maryland Cavalry

 1st Cavalry Regiment began its formation in May, 1862 and became a four-company battalion at Winchester, Virginia in November. It appears that only four addtional companies ever joined the unit. The 1st Cavalry served in W. E. Jones', F. Lee's, and Lomax's Brigade, then the Maryland Line. Later it was under the command of W.L. Jackson, W.H. Payne, and T.T. Munford. It fought in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the Pennsylvania Campaign, and at Beaver Dam Station, Pollard's Farm, and Trevillian's Station. The unit continued the fight in Early's Washington Campaign, McCausland's raid on Chambersburg, and later in the Shenandoah Valley and around Appomattox. In April, 1865, it cut through Federal lines at Appomattox and disbanded. The field officers were Lieutenant Colonels Ridgely Brown, Gustavus W. Dorsey, and Robert C. Smith.


Fristoe's Regt., Missouri Cavalry, Co. B

Smith, Greenbury (Marshall. He is buried in the Marshall Cemetery, Marshall Twp, Marshall, Illinois).
Fulton Co. Ark. Captured Mound City, Kan., October 24, 1865. Confined to Gratiot St. Prison, St. Louis, Mo. Forwarded to Alton, Ill. and Rock Island, Ill., released May 28, 1865

History of Fristoe's Regiment
 The Regiment saw it's first action in Northern Arkansas in late February and early March of 1864. The unit was commanded at that time by J. H. Tracy, who led the band of about 40 Confederate guerrillas against a party of Sixth Cavalry, Missouri Militia near the North Fork of White River. Read more here.


3d North Carolina Infantry, Co. F

Nutt, Holden (Orange Twp, Clark County, Illinois. He is buried in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Orange Twp, Martinsville, Illinois).
History of the 3d North Carolina Infantry
 3rd Infantry Regiment State Troops completed its organization at Garysburg, North Carolina, in May, 1861. The men were from Wilmington and the counties of Green, Duplin, Cumberland, Onslow, Bladen, New Hanover, and Beaufort. During July part of the regiment moved to Richmond, Virginia, then was joined by the remaining companies some weeks later. After serving in the Department of Northern Virginia and the Department of North Carolina, it was attached to General Ripley's, Colston's, Steuart's, and Cox's Brigade. The 3rd fought on many battlefields of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, marched with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and saw action around Appomattox. It reported 46 casualties at Beaver Dam Creek , 80 at Malvern Hill, 253 at Sharpsburg, 3 at Fredericksburg, and 179 at Chancellorsville. The unit lost 4 killed and 10 wounded at Second Winchester, forty percent of the 548 engaged at Gettysburg , and 7 killed and 65 wounded during the Mine Run Campaign. It surrendered with 4 officers and 53 men in April, 1865.


18th Tennessee Infantry, Co. A

Wilson, Hiram J. (Marshall, Illinois. He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Marshall Twp, Marshall, Illinois) The following information can be found at the Silvernale-Shook Genealogy Database.




November 10, 1862

Enlisted, 18th Tennessee Infantry

Enlisted at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, by Lieutenant Colonel Butler for a period of three years.

January 2, 1863

Appears on Report of Casualties

Report indicates Hiram Wilson was "wounded in the back" in Pillow's Brigade in the battle near Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Stones River).

January/February 1863

Company Muster Roll

Present at muster.

March/April 1863

Company Muster Roll

Last paid March 1, 1863 by Major Roy.
Absent at muster – sick in hospital

March 25 to April 17, 1863

Appears on Register of St. Mary’s Hospital – Dalton, Georgia

Complaint – Scorbutus (scurvy)

April 17, 1863

Returned to duty from hospital


July/August 1863

Company Muster Roll

Last paid June 30, 1863 by Major Roy.
Absent at muster – sent to hospital August 18, 1863.

August 18, 1863

Sent to hospital


September/October 1863

Company Muster Roll

Last paid June 30, 1863 by Major Roy.
Absent at muster – sent to hospital August 18, 1863.

October 7, 1863

Receipt Roll

Hiram Wilson appears on receipt roll for clothing.

November 11, 1863

Receipt Roll

Hiram Wilson appears on receipt roll for clothing.

January/February 1864

Company Muster Roll

Last paid June 30, 1863 by Major Roy.
Present at muster.

May 1 to August 3, 1864

Company Muster Roll

Last paid June 30, 1863 by Major Roy.
Missing at muster – missing on retreat from Marietta, Georgia, on July 3, 1864.

July 3, 1864

Missing on retreat from Marietta, Georgia


July 12, 1864

Roll of Prisoners of War – Nashville, Tennessee

Captured near Marietta, Georgia, on July 3, 1864, by forces under the command of W.T. Sherman. Prisoner forwarded to Captain S.E. Jones, Louisville, Kentucky, on July 12, 1864.

July 14, 1864

Roll of Prisoners of War – Louisville, Kentucky

Received at Military Prison in Louisville, Kentucky, during five days ending July 15, 1864. Sent from Nashville, Tennessee, after being captured near Marietta, Georgia.

July 17, 1864

Roll of Prisoners of War – Louisville, Kentucky

Discharged July 17, 1864, from Military Prison in Louisville, Kentucky, to Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois.

July 17, 1864

Roll of Prisoners of War – forwarded to Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois (roll dated in Louisville, Kentucky)


July 18, 1864

Roll of Prisoners of War – Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois

Received at Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois, from Military Prison in Louisville, Kentucky.

June 20, 1865

Roll of Prisoners of War – Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois

Roll indicates that Hiram J. Wilson is from Cannon County, Tennessee

History of the 18th Tennessee Infantry

     18th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Camp Trousdale, Tennessee, in June, 1861, and in July had 883 men present for duty. Its members were raised in the counties of Cannon, Sumner, Davidson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Wilson, and Bedford. The unit moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, then Fort Donelson  where it was captured in February, 1862. Exchanged and reorganized, the 18th was assigned to Pillow's, J.C. Brown's, Brown's and Reynolds' Consolidated, and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. During October, 1863, the unit was consolidated with the 26th Regiment. It participated in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro  to Atlanta  and returned to Tennessee with Hood, but it was not engaged at Franklin and Nashville. Later it was involved in the North Carolina Campaign. The regiment reported 52 casualties of the 685 at Fort Donelson, then lost thirty-one percent of the 430 at Murfreesboro and forty-one percent of the 330 at Chickamauga. In December, 1863, the 18th/26th totalled 423 men and 290 arms and sustained many losses at Atlanta. Later the 18th was consolidated with the 3rd Volunteers and on December 21, 1864, there were 12 men fit for duty. It was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Joseph B. Palmer, Lieutenant Colonels William R. Butler and Albert G. Carden, and Majors Samuel W. David and William H. Joyner.


16th Texas Cavalry, Co. E (also possibly Co. A, Well's BN, TX Cav.)

Nutt, Washington (Casey, Illinois. He is buried in the Casey Cemetery, Casey Twp, Casey, Illinois)

History of the 16th Texas Cavalry

 Organized at Dallas in Early 1862. Dismounted in April 1862. Surrendered by General E.K. Smith, Commanding Trans Mississippi department, on 26 May 1865. Battles: Round Hill, on Cache River. 07 July 1862 Millikens Bend 07 June 1863, Red River Campaign March - May 1864, Camden Expedition March - May 1864, Mansfield 08 April 1864, Pleasant Hill 09 April 1864, Jenkins Ferry 30 April 1864.

ALSO Co. A, Well's BN, Texas Cav.
 Wells' Cavalry Battalion [also called 34th Battalion completed its organization at Doaksville, Indian Territory, during the fall of 1863. Attached to the Trans-Mississippi Department, the unit primarily skirmished the Federals in the Indian Territory. During March, 1864, part were stationed at Fort Arbuckle and part at Fort Washita. Early in 1865 it was reorganized as Wells' Cavalry Regiment, but it was soon dismounted and ordered to Houston. It was included in the surrender in June. Lieutenant Colonel John W. Wells was in command.


5th Virginia Infantry, Co. H (Augusta Rifles)

Whitt, Solomon (Marshall. He is buried in Marshall Cemetery, Marshall Twp, Marshall, Illinois.)

17th Virginia Infantry, Co. F (Prince William Rifles)

Newman, Marmion Rush (York. He is buried in the York Cemetary, York, IL.). clerk; age 20; enl. 26/4/61, at Haymarket; Pvt., Co. F. Wded. and captured at Williamsburg, 5/5/62; exchd. 5/8/62, at Aiken's Ldg. Apptd. Regtl. Color Cpl., 1/4/63. Paroled at Winchester, 26/4/65.

History of the 17th Virginia Infantry

  The 17th. Virginia Infantry was conceived at Manassas on June 10th, 1861 out of ten separate companies, named "A" through "H", Company "G" of which became known as "Emmet's" Guard". The latter was composed largely of Irishmen recruited from Alexandria, and were iitially brought into being on April 25th, 1861. Under the command of General Corse and Lieutenant Colonel Munford, the regiment saw action throughout the War, including First Manassas (1861), Williamsburg, Gaines Mill, Second Manassas, Antietam (1862), the siege at Suffolk (1863), Cold Harbor (1864) and the defence of Petersburg (1864-1865). A determined and experienced fighting unit, the 17th. suffered over 1200 casualties during the War, with eleven members of Emmet's Guard being present at Lee's surrender at Appomattox, on April 9th, 1865

31st Virginia Infantry
Lamb, Peter (Casey. He is buried in the Casey Cemetery, Casey Twp, Casey, Illinois).

Unknown Virginia Regiments:

Ross, Albert (Marshall). He enlisted in the Virginia infantry, in Colonel Chancellor's Regiment, stationed at Leesburg. Not long after his enlistment, the Confederate government passed a law forbidding the service of visitors to the state, and he therefore became immune to conscription. He came to Illinois in the spring of 1864 and located in Clark County.

Ward, Jacob (Orange. He is buried in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Orange Twp, Martinsville, Illinois). 

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