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19th SC, Co. C

Company Roster

Source: Chapman: History of Edgefield County - pg. 449

Roll of Company C, Nineteenth Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, prepared by Lieutenant James R. Faulkner, Kirksey’s, September 11th, 1884. The roll is copied in full, though all the men were not from Edgefield. Those not from Edgefield have their county mentioned:

Officers:

Privates

Officers commissioned and non-commissioned, 23

Total privates, 70

Total rank and file, 93

Total deaths, 39

The reader will perceive that the losses by death in this company were very great, unusually so. Thirty-nine deaths out of nintey-three men is largely over one-third, which is found to be the average. The company suffered greatly from sickness. The number of accidents is also somewhat unusual. There must have been several awkward squads in the company. There appears also to have been a fatality attending certain names. There were five Robersons in the company; three died of disease in Mississippi, and one was captured at Pulaski, Tenn.; the other was transferred in April, 1862, before the deaths of these, or he, too, might have died. There were three McManuses; one died in Union Prison, December, 1863; another was captured at Atlanta in August, 1864, and the other was wounded in a railroad collision in April, 1862, and discharged. There were two Matthews; both died of disease in 1862, one at Charleston, S. C., March 10th, the other at Enterprise, Miss., July 18th. I observe a similar fatality attending certain name in Company B. There were eight Horns in that company, every one of whom suffered; two were killed in battle, four were wounded, and two died of disease. Nor is this all; there were three Horns in Company C, and every one of them also suffered. One died of disease in June, 1862. One was wounded and disabled in November, 1863. One was killed in battle in September, 1863. Of eleven men named Horn in these two companies, three were killed in battle, five were wounded, and three died of disease. Nor is this all yet; Captain Elijah W. Horne, of Company A, was wounded at Atlanta, making twelve of the name, every one of whom were sufferers. I observe, however, the 'e' as the final letter in Captain Horne’s name, which the others have not.

Source: Chapman: History of Edgefield County - pg. 449

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