I am a civil war collector and trader and also a writer. I am currently working on a book regarding the "Saltillo Boys". This is a company of voluteers in the Civil War from Iredell County, North Carolina. They were called the Saltillo Boys because some of their number had participated victoriously in the Battle of Bueno Vista during the Mexican War. Their actual designation was Co. C of the 4th Regiment of North Carolina Volunteers. All of Co. C was from Iredell County, N.C.
Two of the soldiers in Co. C were Wiliam A. and Milas A. or Miles Claywell.Both Claywells enlisted and were mustered into Co. C on 6/7/1861.Milas waqs listed as wounded and a POW on 5/3/1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.He was confined at Old Capital Prison, Washington, D.C. and exchanged on 6/12/1863.On 10/31/1864 He was listed as being transferred into the Veteran Reserve Corp.
William A. Claywell is recorded as having died on 1/5/1862 at Richmond, VA.
I am interested in additional information regarding these Claywells for use in my book. I am interested in any and all info that can be obtained - especially personal information. I am also very interested in knowing if or how these two soldiers were kin to one another. Please e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 4th Regiment completed its organization in May 1862 at Camp Hill, near Garysburg, NC. It was ordered to Virginia, where the unit served in General Featherston's, G.B. Anderson's, Ramseur's and Cox's Brigade. It was active at Williamsburg, Seven Pines, and the Seven Days' Battles, then shared in the campaigns of the army from South Mountain to Cold Harbor. Later the 4th was involved in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and the Appomattox Campaign. It lost 77 killed, 241 wounded, and 6 missing of the 678 engaged at Seven Pines, sustained 58 casualties during the Maryland Campaign and had 45 killed and 110 wounded at Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg, the unit lost thirty-one percent of the 196 engaged and 18 were disabled at Bristoe. The records show 8 officers and 101 men present on April 9, 1865. Its field officers were Colonels George B. Anderson, Bryan Grimes, Edwin A. Osborne, and James H. Wood; Lieutenant Colonels David M. Carter and John A. Young; and Majors Edward S. Marsh and Absalom K. Simonton.
A complete list of soldiers, for whom I am asking for information, associated with Co C 4th NC Infantry include:
William M. Adams Claudius S. Alexander Thomas A. Alexander Andrew J. Anderson George A. Andrews John B. Andrews Charles B. Armes (Arms) John F. Armstrong C. Pinkney Arthurs Martin L. Arthurs (Arther) John A. Baggarly (Beggerly) Thomas B. Bailey Elihu Barkly (Elisha) Jesse M. Barnette Elias P. Barringer Miner P. Beard Robert Carmi Beard T.M. Beard William S. Beard A.L. Bell Melmoth A. Bowles James W. Brack George Brady William Brady David L. Brandon John A. Brandon Robert Brantley James S. Brawley William R.I. Brawley Isaac N. Brotherton Sylvester Brotherton T.T. Burrell (T.F.) David S. Bustle Henry L. Bustle J.H. Cameron August F. Campbell James P. Campbell John H. Campbell W.J. Campbell Jacob M. Canoy (Cannoy) (Caynoy) Daniel F. Carpenter H. Carpenter Henry Alexander Chambers William M. Chipley J.H. Christy (I.H.) Milas A. Claywell (Miles) William A. Claywell J.A. Cline Rufus B. Combs Robert B. Cook Daniel A. Currie Nicholas W. Carpenter Solomon A. Claywell David P. Dobbins (Daniel C.) Joseph Dobson (James A.) (Joseph B.) William Dobson John R. Eidson Archibald B. Ervin John A.S. Feimster John A. Feimster Rufus P. Feimster Freeman J. Fisher John A. Fleming William Freeman Joe W. Fry James A. Garrison Joseph F. Gibson Alvin H. Goodin D.A. Goodin H.A. Goodin Alfred F. Goodman B.L. Goodman John T. Goodman William M. Goodman A.B. Goodwin D.L. Green Robert O. Hair Eugenius Alexander Hall J.R.A. Hall Robert A. Hall James F. Harbin W.F. Harbin James H. Harkness Noah Frank Harkness George W. Hendren Solomon Hendren Willis H. Holder James A. Holmes John F. Holmes Robert J. Holmes (Robert G.) Robert M. Holmes Robert Q. Holmes (Robert O., Robert D.) W.C. Holmes Milas Holtshouser Nelson P. Hooper John C. Hoover Sumpter A. Hoover James A. Houpe William Thomas Hutchins Pink Jacobs H.H. James William W. James Charles L. Johnston Henry T. Johnston Isaac M. Jones Green B. Jordan Columbus Kerr Robert T. Kerr Thomas Alexander Kerr William A. Kerr William Laughery William H. Lazenby Alexander F. Lewis Franklin A. Lewis James A. Lewis Thomas M. Lewis Robert Osborne Linster George W. Locke H. Lewis S. Lollar Reuben S. Lollar Henry L. Marshall Edward May H. McGowan Frank A. McHargue Samuel McHargue James A. McKay James P. McKay William B. McKinney Silas M. McLaughlin James R. McLelland Charles M. Miller J.B. Miller Peter T. Miller Abner S. Mills Gilbert N. Mills (Gilbreth) J.M. Moore (John M., J.N.) Marshall William Moore John M. Moore Dave Murdoch Nathan A. Murdock Thomas L. Murdock J.P. Norton James C. Norton Cye Orsburne Edwin Augustus Osborne John T. Parker Robert English Patterson James M. Peek J. Putnam Jacob Nathaniel Raymer John C. Reamer W.D. Reamer James A. Reid James Rufus Reid Walter W. Reid John Revis Daniel A. Reynolds Jos. Rhunner J.M. Rickert (John) Jacob T. Robb John Scroggs Constantine S. Sharp Richard A. Sharp Joe B. Sherrill F.A. Shuford (T.A. Schuford) James Columbus Steele Thomas W. Stephenson Washington A. Stephenson Thomas L. Stevenson J.C.N. Stikeleather William J. Stikeleather Alfred L. Summers Augustus F. Summers Humphrey Summers James E. Summers Nathan Columbus Summers Robert C. Summers Samuel H. Summers Thomas Summers Thomas B. Summers Poley Wilson Swann Thomas B. Swann J.T. Tays Jesse Thomas Amos S. Tomlin John J. Troutman Thomas S.Tucker Alfred Turner Henry H. Turner (Henry C.) John C. Turner Wilfred Turner (Wilford) John A. Waddell William Alex Walker James W. Waugh William Waugh (William L.) Alfred M. White George W. White Joseph C. White John L. Wilson Samuel L. Wilson J.G. Woodside A.C. Yates David S. Yates (David G.) Martin V. Yates Thomas A. Yates John Graham Young
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