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Camp Member: Cleo Hogan
Ancestor: Lt. Alexander Hogan
Lived (1860): Davidson Co., TN, First Ward, City of Nashville, Store of N. J. Dodson, Dry goods Merchant: A. (male)
Hogan, 23, b. TN, Salesman, among 7 salesmen and a total of 16 single persons enumerated at that store address.
Enlisted (1861): At Nashville, 21 May 1861, Thomas Boyers enlisted Alexander Hogan as a Private for a period of one year,
in E Company, 7th Tennessee Inf Regt. This regiment was organized for state service on 28 May 1861, with ten companies,
A to K. In Jul 1861, the regiment was transferred to the service of the Confederate States. In Apr 1862, the regiment was
reorganized for the war, and Pvt Alexander Hogan was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on 24 Apr 1862, in the Provisional
Army of the Confederate States, for a term of three years. He was paid at the rate of eighty dollars per month, as
infrequently as once in four months.
Commander (1862): At the battle of Cedar Run, on 9 Aug 1862, the Company Commander, 2nd Lt Wise was killed, and
2nd Lt Hogan was promoted to the position of Company Commander. Oct 1862 found the unit stationed at Berryville, VA.
At Yorktown, VA, on 26 Apr 1863, Capt Franklin affirmed that Lt Hogan's service committment was then two years, 24 days.
Prisoner (1863): At the battle of Falling Waters, MD, on 14 Jul 1863, Lt Alexander Hogan was taken captive and imprisoned
at the Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC. On 8 Aug 1863, he was moved from Old Capitol to Johnson's Island Prison,
Sandusky, OH. He was listed by his company as "taken prisoner at Gettysburg" when it was stationed near Orange Court
House, VA on 31 Mar 1864. He was released from Johnson's Island Prison on 18 May 1865, after signing an Oath of
Amnesty, as Alexander Hogan, Jr.
Lived (1870): Davidson Co., TN, Nashville, First Ward, House 34, St. Charles Hotel: Alexander Hogan, 33, b. TN, Retail Dry
Goods Merchant, $8,000 personal property.
Lived (1880): Davidson Co., TN, Nashville, Fourth Ward, North Summer St, House 40, p. 59: Alexander Hogan, 43, b. TN,
both pts b. TN, Dry Goods Merchant, single.
Married (1890): Davidson Co., TN, 31 March 1890, to Alexina Tucker.
Died (22 Aug 1892): Davidson Co., TN, Epperson's Springs, according to widow's pension application.
He and Alexina had three infants, all of whom died, and are buried with them at Nashville's Mt. Olivet Cemetery a short
distance from Confederate Circle there.
He was Cleo Hogan's grandfather's first cousin.
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Camp Member: Drew Scholes
Ancestor: Milton Scholes
Milton Scholes, my second great uncle was born March 7, 1844 in Humphreys County, Tennessee. On Dec. 9, 1862, at the
age of eighteen, he joined the Eleventh Tennessee Infantry in Readyville, TN. Later that month he fought in his first battle,
Murfreesboro. According to J.A. Bunnell, a fellow comrade, Milton had no gun available but found one and fought all day.
His two older brothers, Nat and John were members of the Eleventh as well. John was discharged at Lenoir Station on
November 5, 1862 on a surgeon’s certificate of disability. John, unfortunately was killed in Waverly, TN by a firing squad
who mistook him for his brother, Nat.
Milton also fought at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Atlanta Campaign, and at Franklin. It was at Missionary
Ridge, where he sustained a flesh wound that kept him out of action for a short while. At Atlanta, Nat was wounded in the
bowel on July 22, and died six days later. Before Milton buried his brother, he removed the Sergeant’s stripes from his
uniform. Oddly enough, there is an incomplete record indicating a court martial for Nat on Jan, 18, 1864 and he is listed as
a private. A family member still has possession of this artifact.
The Eleventh Tennessee participated in fighting around the Carter House in which they lost their colors and brigade
commander, George Washington Gordon to capture. This proved to be his last battle, because Milton went back to
Humphreys Co. to gather clothes and shoes. He was unable to return because of the Yankees, high Tennessee River, and
the presence of gunboats. Of the four men that came home with him, two were killed on the return trip and the other two
were captured. Milton had bundled his clothes to return, when he received word that he was cut off and it was too risky to
start back. He took the oath of allegiance on May 24, 1865 at Johnsonville, Tennessee.
At the time of his pension application in 1911, he was 64 years of age, earning a living bailing shingles for 50cents a day
and farming. In the five years prior he supported his family by farming and odd jobs at public works. He passed away in
August 1938. Rev. Noah Shrock conducted the funeral service at Milton's home on the Pennywinkle Branch of White Oak
Creek. He is survived by three sons, four daughters, twenty-eight grandchildren, sixty-two great children, and two great
great grandchildren. He was a member of the Pentecost Church in the Bellevue Community. He lived to be 94 years, 5
months, and 20 days making him the last surviving Confederate soldier from Humpreys County.
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Camp Member: David Schuff
Ancestor: George Schuff
George Shuff was born September 21, 1843 in Montgomery County,
His parents were George and Elizabeth Smith Shuff.
They moved from Ohio to Abingdon, Virginia, and relocated to
Montgomery County Tennessee during the early 1820’s.
George’s father was a mold maker at the Sailors Rest Furnace.
George grew up with three brothers and six sisters.
When the Civil War started George and two of his brothers
James and Samuel joined Col George Stackers Company
on September 9, 1861 at Cumberland City, Tennessee.
George was 18, James was 27 and Samuel was 16 years old.
They enlisted for one year. September the 19th they were
sent to Ft Donaldson at Dover, Tennessee and were
enrolled in Company B of the 50th Tennessee
Infantry by Lt. Col. Randall McGavock former Mayor of Nashville.
When Ft. Donaldson surrendered in February of 1862 George and his two brothers and many of their friends rode on
horses behind General Forrest’s Calvary and crossed the backwater. They walked to Montgomery County spent a night at
home then walked to Nashville.
During August of 1863 James had become sick. The brothers decided their enlistment had been over almost a year and
they should go home. They started walking from Morton, Mississippi to Tennessee. James became so ill he was unable to
travel. He told George and Samuel to go on home and as soon as he could travel he would come home. However, James
died and was buried in Brandon, Mississippi.
After George returned home his first job was hauling logs. He saved enough funds to purchase a farm. On January 25,
1879 he married Isabel Permelia Madison Powers. Their first children were triplets which did not survive. Their next seven
children all lived for extended years.
George was an avid reader. He read every thing he could find on Law. When his neighbors had a legal problem they would
come to him for advice.
George died on September 17, 1917 of kidney failure. He was 74 years old. He is buried in the Dowdy Cemetery in Houston
Camp Member: Bryan K Smeathers
Ancestor: Francis E Mattingly
Francis E. Mattingly, my Great-Great Grandfather, was born 28 October 1831 in Marion County, KY and relocated to the
Yelvington, Kentucky area in Daviess County when his family moved when he was very young.
He was the son of John Mattingly, Jr. and Susan Arnold Mattingly.
Francis Mattingly enlisted in the Army of the Confederate States of America at Camp Boone in Montgomery County,
Tennessee on July 7, 1863 in “Captain Sam Taylor’s Company and Colonel Adam Johnson in Morgan’s Command.
Company E, 7th Kentucky Cavalry” according his Confederate pension application filed 12 April 1912 with the Daviess
County, Kentucky Court in Owensboro, KY.
He served as a Sergeant in the unit according to the pension application. Mattingly and his unit participated in the famous
raids carried on by General John Hunt Morgan’s raiders including the Christmas Raids which were the largest ever in history
of the war that crossed the Ohio River near Brandenburg, KY and raced through southern Indian and Ohio in 1863.
Mattingly and many of his fellow soldiers were taken prisoner in the Ohio raids at Buffington’s Island near Cheshire, Ohio in
July 1863 where General Morgan himself was also taken prisoner and sent to a Cincinnati prison. Mattingly and most of the
other troops were sent to the infamous Camp Douglas Prison at Chicago, Illinois which is known for its treacherous
conditions and was known as the northern prison camp with the highest mortality rate of all Union Civil War prisons.
Mattingly and his fellow soldiers remained in the prison nearly two years - until the end of the war in 1865. Mattingly died 9
May 1920 at the age of 86. He is buried at Mater Dolorosa Cemetery, also known as Mother of sorrows Cemetery in
Camp Member: Donald Horton
Ancestor: Henry Claiborne Horton
The military history of Henry Claiborne Horton (1835 -1914) son of Henry Hollis Horton (1811-1881) and half-brother to
Laurence Horton (1868- 1951) - who was the grandfather of Donald Horton.
In Memphis, Tennessee in 1861 Henry Claiborne Horton enlisted in the Shelby Grays which became Company A, Fourth
Regiment, Tennessee Infantry. The company was organized in February 1861.
The 4th Regiment was mustered in to State service (Provisional Army of Tennessee) in Germantown, Tenn. 15 May 1861,
transferred to Confederate service August, 1861; reorganized April 25,1862; consolidated with the 5th Tennessee Infantry
Regiment in December, 1862; formed part of Company D,3rd Consolidated Tennessee Infantry Regiment April 9, 1865;
paroled in Greensboro, North Carolina May 1, 1865.
From the Memphis Commercial Appeal of May 15, 1909 - "Forty-eight Years Ago Today" - The Shelby Grays were
Memphians. Their members were from the most distinguished families of this city. They gave a good account of themselves
during the war. There were many transfers from their company and most were in the nature of promotions to other
organizations. The organization was in eighteen pitched battles and was under fire almost every day during the advance of
Sherman from Chattanooga to Atlanta. When Hood cut loose from Atlanta and came north, the company was part of his
army and was in the fights at Franklin and Nashville.
Henry Horton's messmates were James E. Beasley, who after two years was promoted to Gen. Strahl's staff; Bevely
Thurman was his bed-follow; W. H. Weaton and two Torian brothers. Thurman's negro servant cooked for their mess. Two
other of these men carried body servants.
Henry Horton fought in the battles of : Belmont Mo.; Shiloh, Tenn. Perryville, Ky.; Murfreesboro , Tenn.; Chickamauga,
Tenn.; Missionary Ridge, Tenn.; Resacca, Ga.; Rocky Face Ridge, Ga.; New Hope Church, Ga.; Elsbury Mountain Ga.;
Atlanta (July 22), Ga.; Atlanta (July 28), Ga.; Jonesboro, Ga.; Franklin, Tenn.; and Nashville, Tenn.
The first man killed in the company was an orderly sergeant who was standing beside Henry Horton. A cannon ball
ricochetted and struck the man, killing him instantly.
After the battle of Murfreesboro when no danger was suspected, Capt. Francis and several of his men, among them Henry
Horton, were lying down under a tree when a cannon ball "hurled among them and wounded Capt. Francis in the foot". The
wound was so serious his foot was amputated. The following day Henry Horton and an Irishman were standing under a tree
and a cannon ball burst over their heads and part of it struck the Irishman, scattering his brains on Horton. In telling of the
incident Mr. Horton laconically remarked, "I got away from that tree."
The closest call Henry Horton had was at Missionary Ridge. He was among 300 men detailed to go into the valley and
support a picket line. When a Yankee's regiment (three lines deep) attacked, the pickets fell back to the bottom of the ridge
to some deep rifle pits. According to his story about half of these were shot down in 20 minutes with hardly a man killed in
the rifle pits. When the Yankee's out flanked the pit they had to run for it up the ridge. Half of the three hundred lost their
lives in this retreat. He was struck in the back by bullet that had rebounded off of a tree.
He was on picket duty at Spring Hill the night before Franklin and captured a "Federal and his horse." He rode the horse
beside his Colonel who was killed on Franklin's field that day. He asked his Col. for permission to visit his grandmother, this
was granted, but before he could do so the battle was about to start so he hitched his horse behind a rock fence and
entered the battle with his regiment. "He fought at the locust thicket, where battle was most fierce and was among the
Confederates who climbed the breastworks of the enemy. Next morning he found the horse where he had left him." He
visited his grandmother who had a new suit of clothes of Federal Clothes from which she had "cut the U.S. buttons and had
put on others, and which she had dyed beautifully."
At Nashville he was on a skirmish line and during the fight, unknown to the skirmish line, the main body fell back. He
endeavored to escape but was shot in the back with his knapsack saving his life and was captured.
"In the lining of his clothes he had slipped gold coins which served him a good turn while he was prisoner at Camp Douglas,
In April 1865 he started on exchange and they learned of Lee's surrender and were stopped at Point Lookout, Maryland
and held until the middle of July. His father Henry Hollis Horton (my great grandfather) had moved to South Alabama so he
Henry Horton said his rations were meager at times "but he would eke out his little store." "He said too, that he never saw
the time when he could not have on clean shirt."
Words in quotes came from entries from the Commercial Appeal from published statements by his wife in a Family History
Compiled by Lucy Henderson Horton and published in 1910