Thursday, January 29, 2015

CAPTAIN MOLLOY'S COMPANY, CSA, AND THE BATTLE OF HONEY SPRINGS, 1863

Impact on Captain Molloys' Company
Company H, 20th Regiment Texas Cavalry (Dismounted)
Limestone and nearby Counties, Texas
Confederate States Army
As A Consequence of the Battle of Honey Springs
Creek Nation, Indian Territory
17 July 1863

I initiated this project after I became aware of the enduring aftermath seen in my ancestry as a result of this battle, some effects coming down in time to shape my own life.  I needed clear data to formulate an interpretation about these effects, which I will write about in a subsequent article.   – Maggie Barnett, 28 January 2015

[original roster copied from Navarro County TX GenWeb
© Copyright March, 2009, Edward L. Williams & Barbara Knox]

Below begins with original and annotated by Maggie Barnett in January 2015 by her research, identified in italics.  Addendum copyright 2015 Maggie Barnett.

          Company history compiled from National Archives Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers and from National Park Service Civil War Soldiers database:  This company was successively designated as Captain Molloy's Company; Bass' Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers; Company B, Bass's Regiment Texas Cavalry; and Company H, 20th Regiment Texas Cavalry.
          The 20th (Bass') Regiment Texas Cavalry was organized 15 Mar 1862 with eight companies, A through H.  Two companies, enlisted in May and June, 1862, were subsequently added as I and K.  Company G was detached as a Company of Independent Mounted Rangers by S.O. No. 196, A. and I.G.O., dated 21 Aug 1862, and subsequently became Company F, Morgan's Regiment Texas Cavalry.  The regiment was dismounted in November 1862, and about March 1864, it was reduced to a battalion of companies, and designated Johnson's Battalion, 20th Regiment Texas Dismounted Cavalry.
          20th Cavalry Regiment, recruited in Hill County, Texas, was organized during the spring of 1862 with about 850 officers and men. The unit was assigned to Cooper's and Gano's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and primarily confronted the Federals in the Indian Territory. It was included in the surrender of the Indian Troops at Doaksville on June 23, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Thomas C. Bass, Lieutenant Colonels Andrew J. Fowler and T.D. Taliaferro, and Majors Dempsey W. Broughton and John R. Johnson.

Total of 103 soldiers on this roster.

To see a pedigree chart showing the extensive familial relationships that exist in this company, centered on the Rasco siblings, go here.


My Key to Colour Coding Used in Below Annotation:
Means killed at Battle of Honey Springs [1]
Means captured at Battle of Honey Springs [23]
Means disabled  [2]
Means killed or died other than at Battle of Honey Springs but not in Union Army Prison  [4]
Means died while imprisoned by Union Army [2]
Means discharged before Battle of Honey Springs [9]


Roster:

Adams, Isaac Preston   Private, age 19.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Ashworth, John Moses       Private, age 28.  Enlisted March 10, 1862
Bates, David Stull       Private, age 19, Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Beck, John J.     Corporal.  Captured at Honey Springs by the Federals.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on roll of similar prisoners dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 5 Nov 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana.  Appears on an undated roll of CSA prisoners at Camp Morton who wish to take the Oath of Allegiance; states enlisted 3 July 1862 in Smith County, Texas.  Transferred from Camp Morton to Fort Delaware on 19 Mar 1864.  Received at Fort Delaware 22 March 1864.  Transferred to Cairo, Illinois on 10 Apr 1865 for exchange.  Appears on a roll of prisoners in New Orleans on 22 Apr 1865 transferred for exchange.  Transferred for exchange from New Orleans to mouth of Red River, Louisiana on 2 May 1865.  Exchanged on 4 May 1865.
Bowers, John Calhoun       Private, age 25, Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Brown, R. H.       Private, No other information found
Calaway, James H. White    Private, age 34, Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Carter, Redmond         Private, age 36.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County, Discharged July 9, 1862
Champion, William Hanson          Private, age 32.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Clements, J. P.   Private, Attached to the hospital on Jan 18, 1863 as a Wardmaster
Clendennen, Benjamin W.  Private, age 18. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County, captured by the Federals at Honey Springs.  Also sometimes listed as D.W. Clendennen.  Transferred from imprisonment in New Orleans to mouth of Red River, Louisiana for exchange on 2 May 1865.  Exchanged on 4 May 1865.  Appears on 1860 census for Limestone County, Pct 4, as son of widow Rebecca Clendennen.  Appears on the 1870 census for Limestone County as newly married with a baby.  Born circa 1845 in Texas. 
Clendennen, John [M]         Private, age 25.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Mustered in at Camp Bass on 15 Mar 1862.  Horse valued at $165; equipment valued at $20.  Appears on 1860 census for Limestone County, Pct 4 (close neighbor to John Rasco and Franklin Davis also of this military roster), with wife Martha and one child.  Born circa 1833 in Texas.  Appears on the 1870 census for Limestone County with wife Martha and 5 children. 
Cox, Milton Lott Private, age 21.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Cox, Randolph   Private, age 26.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Cox, Solomon Wyatt   Private, age 50.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Davidson, Robert Stewart   Private, age 29.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County
Davidson, Walker Young     Private, age 35.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County
Davis Franklin Middleton    Private, age 27.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Third great-grandfather of annotator of this list.  Name on family records is Franklin L Davis, brother to George Davis on this roster.  Son of Brinkley Davis and Leah Sappenfield.  Born 25 Jun 1834 in Rockville, Parke, Indiana; migrated to Davis Prairie area (named for his family) in Limestone County, Texas while an infant.  Allegedly 12 Feb 1862 in CSA skirmish in Pulaski County, Arkansas.  Left behind wife Nancy Rasco and children Leah Davis, Henry Phillip Davis.  Details of death and place of burial not known.  Brother John Votial Davis was KKK organizer in Limestone County, Texas after Civil War.
Davis, George Jeptha   Private, age 23.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Name on family records is George Tipton Davis, brother to Franklin Davis on this roster.  Son of Brinkley Davis and Leah Sappenfield.  Born 1 Nov 1838 in Davis Prairie, Limestone County, TX (when it was Mexico).  Died at Battle of Honey Springs, 17 July 1863.  Place of burial unknown.  Left behind wife Martha Eliza Phillips (who received a Confederate widow's pension) and daughter Georgia Tipton Davis.  Brother John Votial Davis was KKK organizer in Limestone County, Texas after Civil War.
Davis, J. T.          Sergeant, Enlisted March 22, 1862 at Navarro County.   Another muster roll dated July 1, 1862 shows that he enlisted on May 12, 1862 at Limestone County.  Believe this may be a misnaming of George Tipton Davis above.
Davis, J. J.            Private, No other information.  Not related to the above Davis brothers.
Doolen, James Madison      Private, age 21.   Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Discharged May 28, 1864 on a disability.
Dossey, James Henry           Private, age 22.   Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Dossey, James Knox            Private, age 17.   Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Captured by the federals on July 17, 1863 at Honey Springs.   Died while a prisoner of the Federals on Dec 1, 1863.  Mustered in 15 Mar 1862 by Captain Molloy.  Horse valued at $160; equipment $15.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on undated roll of similar prisoners sent from Camp Blunt to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on roll of similar prisoners dated 16 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 5 Nov 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana.  Listed as having died at Camp Morton on 1 Dec 1863.  Listed as buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana, Lot 32, under name of J.K. Dorsey, date of death 2 December 1863.  Listed on 1860 census in Limestone County, Texas, Pct 4 (close neighbor of John Rasco, Frank Davis, and John Clendennen of this roster), as eldest son of J.M. and Mary Dossey.  Born 1845 in Arkansas,
Dyess, William Henry            Private, age 36.   Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Discharged on July 9, 1862.  Born in Mississippi.  He was 6' 1/2" tall, light complexioned, blue eyes and light hair.  He was a gunwright
Ellis, Oliver Hazard Perry    Private, age 26.   Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Fielder, Rufus    3rd lieutenant / 2nd lieutenant, age 41.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County
Fraim, John R.             Private, no other information found
Gardenhire, R. F.         Private, no other information found
Glover, Edmon James          Corporal, age 28.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Was captured by the Federals and appears on one of their lists of POW's as Edmund J. Glover on Nov 9, 1862.  Appears on 1860 census for Limestone County as newlywed with wife Priscilla; b. circa 1845 in Tennessee.  Appears on 1870 census for Limestone County with wife Priscilla and 4 children. Possibly son of William and Nancy Glover of Tennessee appearing on 1860 census in Limestone County, Texas.
Glover, James Bradly Private, age 26.   Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Appears on 1860 census for Limestone County with wife Amelia and two children.  Born circa 1837 in Tennessee.  Likely son of William and Nancy Glover of Tennessee appearing on 1860 census in Limestone County, Texas.
Glover, William Matthew     Private, age 21.   Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Listed as son of William and Nancy Glover of Tennessee appearing on 1860 census in Limestone County, Texas.  Born circa 1841 in Tennessee.
Graham, Thomas         Private, age 27.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Greer, James Robert  Private, age 30.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Hamilton, James Daniel       Sergeant, age 18.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County
Hamilton, John Jackson     Private, age 20.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Hammond, Isaac Lindsey     Private / Sergeant, age 26.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County.  Captured July 17, 1863 by the Federals at Honey Springs.  Age 26 at muster-in; horse valued at $155; equipment $30.  Appears on undated list of CSA prisoners from Battle of Honey Springs sent from Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on roll of similar prisoners dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 5 Nov 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana.  Transferred in March 1865 from Camp Morton to City Point, Virginia via Baltimore, Maryland, for exchange.
Harrod, James Ary (could be Herrod)     Private, age 18.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County.  At muster, horse valuation $165, equipment $15. 
Haynie, Lewis Benjamin                Private, age 31.   Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County.  Discharged July 12, 1862.  Born in TN.  Was 6'   0" tall, was dark complexioned, had light eyes, light hair, and was a farmer.  Discharged after providing a substitute to serve in his place, W.H. Dyess.
Henderson, Calvin      Private, age 19.   Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  He was captured by the Federals on July 17, 1863 at Honey Springs.  Valuation of horse at initial muster $150; equipment $25.  Found on 1860 census of Limestone County, Texas in household of parents Ring L. and Elizabeth Henderson (presumed brother Jasper, also on this muster, living next door.)  Born circa 1843 in Alabama.  Found on 1870 census of Cherokee County, Texas, with new wife Rebecca and two children.  Appears on undated list of CSA prisoners from Battle of Honey Springs sent from Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on roll of similar prisoners dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 5 Nov 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana.  Transferred in March 1865 from Camp Morton to City Point, Virginia via Baltimore, Maryland, for exchange.
Henderson, Jasper     Private, age 29.   Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  At time of muster, horse valued at $115, equipment $15.  Found on 1860 census of Limestone County, Texas with new wife and child, living next door to presumed parents Ring L. and Elizabeth Henderson (with presumed younger brother Calvin, also on this muster, living in parents' home.)  Found on 1870 census in the state lunatic asylum in Austin, Texas. 
Henderson, John Harrison           Private age 23.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County. At time of muster, horse valued at $130, equipment $25.  Appears on roll of Confederate prisoners of war surrendered at New Orleans, Louisiana by General E.K. Smith, CSA to Major General E.R.S. Canby, Union Army, on 26 May 1865. 
Henson, John Andrew         Private, age 30.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Was captured by the Federals (place and dates not shown).  At time of muster, horse valued at $150, equipment $30.  Granted a parole after the war in Owensville, Robertson County, Texas on 19 Jul 1865 to return to his home in Limestone County.  Found on 1860 census in Limestone County, Texas, Pct 3, with wife and infant son.  
Hughes, D. M.     Corporal. March 22, 1862 at Navarro County
Hunt, A.     Private
Hunt, Benjamin Franklin     Private, age 62.  March 10, 1862 at Navarro County.   Discharged July 16, 1862.  He was 6' 1" tall, light complexioned, had gray eyes, gray hair, and was a farmer
Hurst, David       No other information found
Hyden, William Alexander   Private, age 34. March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.
James, Carson Bates 1st Lieutenant, age 30. March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   Died at Limestone County June 12, 1862.  No other information shown.  At muster, horse valuation $200, equipment $25.  Born circa 1832, Illinois.
Jones, Jef Francis H. Private, age 32. March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   Captured by the Federals (date now shown) released July 18, 1865.  At time of muster, horse valued at $150, equipment $20.  Granted a parole after the war near Centerville. Texas on 18 Jul 1865 to return to his home in Robertson County. 
Jordan, Thomas Westmoreland   Private, March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Captured by the Federals (date and place not shown) released July 19, 1865.  Age 24 at time of muster; horse valued at $95, equipment $12. Granted a parole after the war in Owensville, Robertson County, Texas on 19 Jul 1865 to return to his home in Robertson County.  
Jutson, James Barkley        Private, age 25. March 10, 1865 (sic, probably 1862) at Limestone County.
Kelly, John (could be Kelley)                    Private, age 20, March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.
Kyle, William Alex                 Private, age 17. March 10, 1862 at Limestone County, discharged June 30, 1862, born in Alabama, was 5' 5" tall, dark complexioned, had blue eyes, light hair, was a farmer.  At time of muster, horse was valued at $150, equipment $15.  Born in Morgan County, Alabama.  Discharged at Camp McCulloch because of his young age. 
Lamar, W. A.       Private, no other information found
Lawrence, Isaac          Private, age 29, March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Died June 19, 1862 in Limestone County.
Lewis, C. K.        Private, paid July 11, 1862, no other information shown
Lewis, J. N.         Private, paid July 1862, no other information shown
Lutz. J. J.   Private, no other information found
Molloy, Hartwell Horace      Captain, age 27. March 10, 1862 at Navarro County.   Killed in action at the Battle of Honey Springs on July 17, 1863.
Marrs, Azariah K.        Private, captured by the Federals at Honey Springs on July 17, 1865.  Was released on oath Jan 24, 1865.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on undated roll of similar prisoners sent to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on similar roll dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Street Military Prison in St. Louis, Missouri.  Forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana on 5 Nov 1863.  Released from Camp Morton on oath on 24 Jan 1865.  Found on 1870 census for Tarrant County, Texas (near Fort Worth) with wife and son.  Born circa 1833 in Kentucky.
Matthews, John A.      Private, Paid July 11, 1862.  No other information shown
McClelland, Abel Alex          Private, age 45.  March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   Discharged July 9, 1862.  Born in NC, was 5' 7" tall, dark complexion, dark eyes, light hair and was a farmer.  Likely discharged for being over 35 years of age.
McHughs, David          Corporal, March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Montgomery, Alex       2nd lieutenant, age 36. March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Moores, M. M.     Private. Paid July 11, 1862, no other information shown
Nesbitt, Henry Clay     Private, age 45.  March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   Discharged June 30, 1862.  He was born in Tennessee, was 5' 8" tall, had dark complexion, blue eyes, and light hair.  He was a blacksmith.  At time of muster, horse valued at $130m equipment $30.  Born in Dickson County, Tennessee.  Discharged at Camp McCulloch because he was over 35 years of age.
Payne, Martinman Columbus       Private, age 32.  Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Phifer, William James Private, age 24. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Pickens, John Andrew        Private, age 17, Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   Captured by the Federals at Honey Springs on July 17, 1863.  Found on 1860 census for Limestone County, Pct 4,  in household of widowed father Andrew Hamilton Pickens (close neighbors to Clendennens also found on this roster), along with brother Patrick on this roster.  Mother had been Lucinda Fort.  Born 24 November 1845, Christian County, Kentucky.  At time of muster, horse valued at $180, equipment $20.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on undated roll of similar prisoners sent from Fort Blunt to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on roll dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 5 Nov 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana.  Transferred from Camp Morton to Fort Delaware on 19 Mar 1864.  Received at Fort Delaware 22 March 1864.  Transferred to Cairo, Illinois on 10 Apr 1865 for exchange.  Appears on a roll of prisoners in New Orleans on 22 Apr 1865 transferred for exchange.  Transferred for exchange from New Orleans to mouth of Red River, Louisiana on 2 May 1865.  Died 23 Jun 1921 in Mullen, Mills County, Texas.
Pickens, Patrick Henry        Private, age 21. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Found on 1860 census for Limestone County, Pct 4,  in household of widowed father Andrew Hamilton Pickens (close neighbors to Clendennens also found on this roster), along with brother John on this roster.  Mother had been Lucinda Fort.  Born 12 May 1841, Christian County, Kentucky.  At time of muster, horse valued at $180, equipment $30.  Not found on census after the war.
Pickett, Wesley Newton       Private, age 18. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   Captured by the Federals on July 17, 1863.  At time of muster, horse valued at $125, equipment $15.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on undated roll of similar prisoners sent from Fort Blunt to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on roll dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 5 Nov 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana.  Transferred from Camp Morton to Fort Delaware on 19 Mar 1864.  Received at Fort Delaware 22 March 1864.  Transferred to Cairo, Illinois on 10 Apr 1865 for exchange.  Appears on a roll of prisoners in New Orleans on 22 Apr 1865 transferred for exchange.  Transferred for exchange from New Orleans to mouth of Red River, Louisiana on 2 May 1865.  Found on 1860 census for Navarro County, Texas in household of Jesse and Kath Roberts.  Born circa 1844 in Texas.
Powell, William J. S.   Corporal, Captured by the Federals at Honey Springs on July 17, 1863.  Appears on a roll of prisoners forwarded from Headquarters District of the Border to Headquarters Department of the Missouri.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on undated roll of similar prisoners sent from Fort Blunt to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on a list of prisoners forwarded from Fort Scott to Lieutenant Hannahs, A.A.A. General District of the Border.  Admitted to hospital at Fort Scott on 5 Oct 1863 for bronchitis; returned to duty 24 Oct 1863.  Appears on roll dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 31 Jan 1864 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Rock Island, Illinois.  Appears on a roll dated 5 Feb 1864 of prisoners at Rock Island Barracks, Illinois.  Appears on a roll dated 17 Jan 1865 of prisoners from Rock Island Barracks transferred to Major General Canby, Commanding West Division of the Mississippi, for exchange.  Appears on a prisoners roll at New Orleans dated 29 Jan 1865.  Exchanged 4 Mar 1865 at Red River Landing, Louisiana.
Pugh, Elijah        Private, age 21, Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County.   Captured by the Federals at Honey Springs on July 17, 1863.  At muster, value of horse was $175, equipment $25.  Appears on voter registration list for Navarro County, Texas dated 31 Aug 1867.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on undated roll of similar prisoners sent from Fort Blunt to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on roll dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 5 Nov 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana.  Transferred from Camp Morton to Fort Delaware on 19 Mar 1864.  Received at Fort Delaware 22 March 1864.  Transferred to Cairo, Illinois on 10 Apr 1865 for exchange.  Appears on a roll of prisoners in New Orleans on 22 Apr 1865 transferred for exchange.  Transferred for exchange from New Orleans to mouth of Red River, Louisiana on 2 May 1865.
Rainer, George Washington         Private, age 23. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Richardson, T. M.        Paid July 11, 1862, no other information shown
Ridge, John        Private, age 22, Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Ridge, William Greenbery    Private, age 28. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Robinson, John Patterson Private, age 22. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Rasco, John [John B "Jack" Rasco]    Corporal / Sergeant, age 25, Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Captured by the Federals at Honey Springs on July 17, 1863.  Appears on roll dated 21 Oct 1863 of CSA prisoners captured at Battle of Honey Springs who were received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 5 Nov 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana.  Appears on a roll dated 26 Feb 1865 of prisoners forwarded to City Point, Virginia for exchange.  Brother to Joshua and Solon Rasco of this muster; brother-in-law to Franklin Davis and Joseph Stokes of this muster; uncle to Josiah Rasco of this muster; and first cousin to Leonidas Rasco of this muster.  Married at time of enlistment to Susan Davis (sister of Franklin and George Davis on this muster) with 3 children.  Married twice more, with total of 21 children among 3 wives.  Named his first child born after the Civil War "Captain Molloy Rasco".  Born 9 July 1837 in Christian County, Kentucky to John Rasco and Lucy J Taylor.  Died 10 Jul 1916 in Davis Prairie, Limestone County, Texas.
Rascoe, Joshua [Joshua Jeremiah Rasco]  Private, age 36, Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   Discharged June 30, 1862 at Camp McCulloch, Texas for being over age 35.  He was born in KY, was 5' 8" tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes and light hair, was a farmer.  Born 1825 in Christian County, Kentucky to John Rasco and Lucy J Taylor.  At time of muster, horse was valued at $150, equipment $20.  Appears on voter registration list for Limestone County, Texas in July 1869.  Brother to John and Solon Rasco of this muster; brother-in-law to Franklin Davis and Joseph Stokes of this muster; uncle to Josiah Rasco of this muster; and first cousin to Leonidas Rasco of this muster. 
Rascoe, Josiah [Josiah C "Joe" Rasco]        Private, age 20. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Born 4 Jun 1845 in Christian County, Kentucky to William J "Short Bill" and Mary Rasco.  Nephew to John, Joshua and Solon Rasco, Franklin Davis and Joseph Stokes of this muster; cousin to Leonidas Rasco of this muster.  Married Mila Etna Phifer in Limestone County, Texas in 1864 and had 9 children.  Died 24 Mar 1928 in Kosse, Limestone County, Texas. 
Rascoe, Leonidas [Leonidas "Lon" Rasco]  Private age 22. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   He was captured by the Federals at Honey Springs on July 17, 1863.  First cousin to John, Joshua and Solon Rasco of this muster; cousin to Josiah and Leonidas of this muster.  Born 25 Nov 1841 in McCracken County, Kentucky to William Marcellus Rasco I and Margaret Elizabeth Rasco.  Married Mary Missileny Loftin in Limestone County, Texas on 9 Apr 1868 and had 11 children.  Died 16 Nov 1913 in Limestone County, Texas. 
Rascoe, Salon  [Solon Rasco]     Private, age 18. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   Discharged on a certificate of disability May 22, 1864.  He was born in KY, was 5' 8" tall, dark complexion, hazel eyes and dark hair.  He was a farmer.   His disability was due to a wound received in the battle near Honey Springs on July 17, 1863.  His foot was amputated.  Brother to Joshua and John Rasco of this muster; brother-in-law to Franklin Davis and Joseph Stokes of this muster; uncle to Josiah Rasco of this muster; and first cousin to Leonidas Rasco of this muster.  Brother-in-law to John Andrew and Patrick Henry Pickens of this muster.  Born 27 Sep 1844 in Christian County, Kentucky to John Rasco and Lucy J Taylor.  Married Olive Frances Pickens in 1868 in McLennan County, Texas, and had 11 children.  Died 26 May 1926 in Thornton, Limestone County, Texas.  Applied for and received a Confederate pension in February 1915 in Limestone County.  In this application, he states his right leg was broken at the Battle of Honey Springs and the foot had to be amputated; he was honorably discharged at Fort Washita, Arkansas in the spring of 1864.  Family story states he had to walk home on crutches from Fort Washita to Limestone County.
Shockley, Clayton       Private, age 21. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Smith, Thomas V.        Private, Captured by the Federals at Honey Springs.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on undated roll of similar prisoners sent from Fort Blunt to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Admitted to hospital at Fort Scott on 5 Oct 1863 for dysentery; returned to duty 24 Oct 1863.  Appears on roll dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 18 Jan 1864 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Rock Island, Illinois.  Appears on roll dated 17 Jan 1865 of prisoners transferred from Rock Island to Major General Canby, Commanding West division of the Mississippi for exchange.  Transferred for exchange from New Orleans to mouth of Red River, Louisiana on 4 Mar 1865.
Stephenson, Henry H.          Private, age 30. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   Discharged March 30, 1863.  At muster, horse valued at $150, equipment $20.  Tendered resignation as a lieutenant at Fort Smith, Arkansas on account of ill health.  Physician's statement attests him unfit for duty as a result of bronchitis for three months which had caused him to lose his speech and because of diarrhea for four months.  Appears on 1870 census for Limestone County, Texas with wife Matilda and 6 children.  Born circa 1833 in Kentucky.
Stewart, George Washington       Sergeant, age 26. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.
Stokes, John Sylvanus        Private, age 38. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   He was discharged on June 30, 1862, born in TN, was 5' 7" tall, dark complexion, hazel eyes, black hair and was a farmer.  At time of muster, horse valued at $145, equipment $20.  Born 1824 in Bedford County, Tennessee to William Stokes and Native American mother.  Brother to Joseph Stokes of this muster.  Found on 1860 census in Limestone County, Texas with new wife Amanda Ann Holloway.  Discharged for being over 35 years of age.  However, he does appear ti have died during the war, as his wife remarried by 1865.
Stokes, Joseph [B]     Private, age 29. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  At time of muster, horse valued at $150, equipment at $15.  Brother to John S Stokes of this muster; brother-in-law to John, Joshua and Solon Rasco of this muster.  Born 1833 in McCracken County, Kentucky to William Stokes and Native American mother.  Married Elvira Rasco in Limestone County, Texas circa 1855.  Found on 1860 census in Limestone County with Elvira and 3 children.  Enlisted in August 1861 in Reserve Company, Beat #8, Limestone County, Texas, 19th Brigade, Texas Militia, under command of Captain William J Rasco and served as 4th Corporal.  Family record states was killed during war near Fort Smith, Arkansas on 12 Dec 1862.
Story, John Lewis       Private, age 21. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County.
Story, Samuel Houston        Private, age 19. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County.   He was captured by the Federals at Honey Springs on July 17, 1863.  At time of muster, horse valued at $145, equipment $20.  Appears on roll dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 4 Nov 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on undated roll of similar prisoners sent from Fort Blunt to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on roll of prisoners who escaped from Camp Morton, Indiana during the night of 14 Nov 1864.  This escape included 35 prisoners who were never caught.  Found on 1860 census for Cass County, Texas as son in household of merchant H.A. and M.E. Story.  Found on 1880 census for Cass County, Texas with wife Susan and two young sons.
Story, Thomas Jefferson     Private, age 23. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County.
Story, William McGee           Private, age 32. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County.   He was captured by the Federals at Honey Springs on July 17, 1863.  At time of muster, horse was valued at $115, equipment $15.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. 
Story, William Preston          Private, age 23. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Navarro County
Stubblefield, Beverley D.     Private.  He was captured at Honey Springs on July 17, 1863 and died because of inflammation of the lungs on Feb 7, 1865.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on undated roll of similar prisoners sent from Fort Blunt to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on roll dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 4 Nov 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana.  Died at Camp Morton.  Buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Lot 32, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Vinson, Wiley     Corporal / Private, age 21. Enlisted March 15, 1862 at Limestone County. Was captured by the Federals (no place or date shown, no other information found).  Appeared on 1860 census for Limestone County, Texas as son of Wiley and Feeby (sic) Vinson; born in Alabama.  At time of muster, horse valued at $150, equipment $20.  Paroled 19 June 1865 at Owensville, Texas. 
Webb, William Crawford      Private, age 26. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County
Welch, James Constantine Private / Surgeon, age 32. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  Appointed Surgeon April 15, 1862.
Wright, James Madison       Private / 2nd lieutenant, age 31. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.  He was captured by the Federals at Honey Springs on July 17, 1863.  At time of muster, horse was valued at $180, equipment $30.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on undated roll of similar prisoners sent from Fort Blunt to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on roll dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 27 Oct 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Chase, Ohio, and transferred to Johnson's Island.   Transferred to New Orleans from Johnson's Island via Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, on 14 Mar 1865.  Transferred for exchange from New Orleans to mouth of Red River, Louisiana on 9 Apr 1865.  Found on 1860 Census for Limestone County, Texas with wife Lucy Rasco and two young daughters; born 5 May 1831 in Illinois.  Found on 1880 census in Coryell County, Texas with Lucy and 6 children.  Died 9 Jun 1896 in Crawford, McLennan County, Texas.  Brother-in-law to John, Joshua and Solon Rasco of this muster; brother-in-law to Franklin Davis and Joseph Stokes of this muster.  Brother of Joel Toliver Wright of this muster.  Son of George Washington Wright and Nancy Wiles.  Family story recounts while in Union prison, he had to eat rats to survive.
Wright, James Taliferro [Joel Toliver Wright]        Private, age 24. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   He was captured by the Federals at Honey Springs on July 17 1863.  At time of muster, horse valued at $175, equipment $25.  Appears on roll of CSA prisoners from Battle of Hunny (sic) Springs taken 1 Aug 1863 at Fort Blunt, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.  Appears on undated roll of similar prisoners sent from Fort Blunt to Fort Scott, Kansas.  Appears on roll dated 21 Oct 1863 of prisoners received at Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri.  Appears on similar roll dated 4 Nov 1863 of prisoners forwarded from St. Louis to Camp Morton, Indiana.     Transferred to Fort Delaware on 19 Mar 1864.  Transferred to Cairo, Illinois on 10 Apr 1865.  Transferred to New Orleans for exchange on 4 May 1865.  Transferred for exchange from New Orleans to mouth of Red River, Louisiana.  Brother of James Madison Wright of this muster.  Son of George Washington Wright and Nancy Wiles.  Found on 1860 census in Limestone County, Texas with wife Love E. and small son.  Found on 1870 census for Limestone County, Texas with wife Love and 4 children.  Born 15 Nov 1837 in Tennessee.  Died 18 Mar 1906 in Limestone County, Texas.
Wright, William            Private, age 35. Enlisted March 10, 1862 at Limestone County.   He was discharged July 9, 1862.  Was born in TN was 5' 9" tall, red complexioned, had hazel eyes and sandy hair.  He was a farmer.  At time of muster, horse valued at $145, equipment $20.  Discharged for being over 35 years of age.
Young, S. P.        Paid July 11, 1862.  No other information shown.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

LOLCATS WEEKLY ROUND-UP FOR 26 JANUARY 2015

Here's the weekly best of what I've gleaned from I Can Has Cheezburger efforts. There are some really creative folks out there.  (Arachnophobe alert for final image.)














 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

MAGGIE'S CONNECTING WALL

For Only Connect fans, I have created my own version of a Connecting Wall. Check your solution after the jump.




SOLUTION
LENSES -- Fresnel, contact, progressive, Polaroid
BOATS -- dhow, pirogue, caique, smack
CAMERAS -- Diana, Brownie, Swinger, SLR
SLANG TERMS FOR HEROIN -- horse, junk, mojo, dragon

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

LOLCATS WEEK;Y ROUND-UP FOR 30 DECEMBER 2014

Here's the weekly best of what I've gleaned from I Can Has Cheezburger efforts. There are some really creative folks out there.

 

























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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

LOLCATS WEEKLY ROUND-UP FOR 23 DECEMBER 2014

Here's the weekly best of what I've gleaned from I Can Has Cheezburger efforts. There are some really creative folks out there.

 
















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Friday, December 19, 2014

APPROACHING THE END OF THIS SATURN RETURN


From fourth through sixth grades, I was annoyed by a boy, Chesley, who had an open crush on me.  He was the eldest son of the minister of the Baptist Church I attended, and he constantly tried to assume a friendship with me I did not feel.  Because of the socialization I was receiving to be "nice to boys no matter what", I did not feel free to tell him the pre-teen version of "fuck off".

On top of his inability/refusal to observe my boundary, Chesley was what we called a goober:  someone considered funny-looking and funny-acting.  He giggled too much, over nothing, and his facial features were not conventionally attractive.  Thus, the teasing that I got from other kids about him being my "boyfriend" was a slam at me and how I did not fit the standards of attractiveness, either (I was anorexic, ill-looking, and dressed like the poor kid I was.)

I have not thought of him since we left that town, but today I ran across his unusual surname in another setting and I did a google search for him.  Turns out, he is dead, died last year after a long battle with cancer.  He was a Master Sergeant in the Air Force, had married and had a daughter, and that is all I could glean from his online obituary except a long list of in-laws and a photo of him.  He still looked like a goober.

I have some empathy for him now.  His preacher father was a dick, and Chesley was uprooted often as the family moved to new church jobs.  He had neither charm nor looks to fall back on, and was not especially bright.  I have no earthly idea why he fixated on me, but did not trust it then and I think my radar was likely right.  I was actively being molested at the time, and I believe that shows on children if anyone bothers to look.

I thank all that is glorious and good for bringing feminism to my generation, for giving me language and theory to sidestep hopeless heterosexuality and submission to males.  I have had a hard row to hoe, but I have been loved well by women and some self-examined men.  I have made a difference, I have expressed my soul, and in four days I will have survived my second Saturn return in Scorpio, something my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother did not manage to do.

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