Daughters, Sons, and Friends of the 48th Virginia

Here is a list of folks who have expressed interest in the 48th Virginia or have contributed information to these web pages. I especially appreciate the contributions of Mr. Wayne McConnell of Gate City, VA who has provided most of the information on his clan. If you are interested in McConnell genealogy, I'm sure he'd love to hear from you. Unfortunately, Cousin Wayne is not yet on-line, but I would be happy to forward any requests to him.

Vernard Bond, vbond@ix.netcom.com - I am, of course, your Webmaster for these pages. Please get back to me with any comments or suggestions that you may have. I have a number of relatives in this unit and they are listed on a separate page entitled "My Known Confederate Ancestors".

Sarah Anderson Boyle, sb@access.digex.net - Ms. Boyle is related to and looking for information about Andrew J., John, and John Mathew McCracken.

Bill Britton, wsgb@richmond.infi.net - Mr. Britton is the great great grandson of the first Colonel of the 48th Virginia, Thomas Stuart Garnett. Mr. Britton relates that Col. Garnett's portrait hangs in one of the Northern Neck courthouses and that there is a monument to the 48th in front of the courthouse. Col. Garnett was mortally wounded in the neck at Chancelorsville. Of his wound, he uttered, "I am mortally wounded. I know the nature of these things." He was first buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond after laying in state in the Capitol. His body was later moved to Westmoreland County, then to the family home, Spy Hill, in King George County, where it rests today. His wife and children were at Spy Hill, behind enemy lines, at the time of his death.

Kathy Clifton, nkcliftn@infi.net - Ms. Clifton is interested in information on Colonel Robert H. Dungan. Col. Dungan lived a charmed life during the war and received his parole at Appomattox. After the war he started a boy's school in Jonesboro, Tennessee. He and his wife had no children, so he has no direct descendents. Unfortunately, he also left us no papers or memoirs of his wartime experiences - and he saw a lot - the Valley Campaign, Chancelorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Appomattox.

Larry Cockerham, lcoc@mail.bna.bellsouth.net - Mr. Cockerham has submitted a ROUSE family genealogy and a narrative on the Civil War experiences of his second great grandfather, Private John Calvin Rouse. Private Rouse enlisted in the 48th Virginia on March 25, 1862 and served until April, 1864 when he "jumped the fence" to serve in the 3rd North Carolina Infantry, United States army.

Tracie Crawford, tcrawf1020@aol.com - Ms. Crawford says that her third great grandfather, Private Andrew J. Jackson, married Ruthie Catherine Buchanan.

Bill Dickenson, dickwc@rockdal.aud.alcatel.com - Mr. Dickenson is researching Samuel H. Dickenson, a private from Russell County.

Gary Dungan, dungan@ameri-com.com - Mr. Dungan is interested in Dungan genealogy. There are six Dungans listed in the regimental roster.

Philip Frazier, fraphi@bethel.edu - According to the Southern Historical Society's Appomattox Roster, Mr. Frazier's great grandfather, Joshua Davidson Frazier was the only member of the Nickelsville Spartan Band (Co. E) to receive a parole at the surrender of the ANV at Appomattox Court House.

Faye Elder, elder1@freewwweb.com - Faye is researching her great great grandfather, John A. Dempsey and his brother, Lewis. John A. was captured at Spotsylvania and survived Elmira. He was released in May, 1865. During the summer of 1861, Lewis was detailed to apprehend deserters in Smyth Co.

Elaine Randall English, eng4@stc.net - Elaine has provided the photograph of Nicholas Marcellus Dettor. This is a particularly interesting photograph of Dettor in uniform, carrying his rifle.

Jim Gardner, James.Gardner@state.ks.us - Jim is researching his great great grandfather, Joel Shelley, of Scott County who lost a foot to a cannon ball at Chancelorsville.

Dana Gifford, dgifford@som-uky.campus.mci.net - Dana is looking for informaion on her great great grandfather, George W. Mullins, a sergeant from Scott Co.

Leslie Graber, lgraber@erols.com - Leslie's second great grandfather, John Barton Guard was a musician in the regimental band who received is parole at Appomattox. Guard was also a carpenter and architect who built a hotel after the war. Thanks for the photo, Leslie!

David L. Hanna, dlhanna@texas.net - is the great grandson of John Potts Minnick and supplied the information found on his web page. An original member of the Mountain Marksman, Private Minnick received his parole at Appomattox.

Phyllis Harvey, PHAR30@aol.com - is researching Ryans in the 48th, particularly James Madison Ryan, a blacksmith from Smyth Co. who was wounded at both Chancelorsville and the Wilderness where he spent some time in a Union 5th Corps hospital.

Gary Hawley, ghaw@mail.snider.net - has provided additional information on his ancestor, Lt. Henry H. Hawley, grandson of a Revolutionary War veteran. After leaving the 48th, Henry served in the in the 63rd Tennessee and was paroled at Knoxville, TN in June, 1865.

Carlyn Henderson, ronrr@agate.net - is looking for information on her ancestor, Francis Marion Eads and his brother, Andrew K. Eads. Both men enlisted on May 18, 1861, at Seven Mile Ford in Smyth County.

Cindy Adams Hentchel, DNLZ12A@prodigy.com - is researching her great grandfather, George Houston Adams, a farmer who enlisted at Stock Creek, Scott Co. on July 1, 1861. Private Adams is listed in the 1909 Scott County pension list under the pension act of 1888, which approves the payment of pensions to "widows of soldiers killed in action or who died in service and those who were severely maimed while wearing the gray."

She is also researching another member of the 48th, her great grandfather George McMelon.

Jim L. Hipkins, jlhipkins@ticnet.com - German Jackson Ratliff married Jim's great grandfather's half sister, Martha E. Hipkins.  Ratliff died of measles at Winchester in the winter of '62 and is assumed to be buried in an unmarked grave.

Cecilia Hoff, cwahoff@aol.com - James Hardaway Freeman, enlisted at Seven Mile Ford on May 18, 1861.  His descendent, Cecilia Hoff, has provided us with some family history and a photo of Private Freeman at a veteran's reunion.

Mack Holliday, mackholl@eastky.com - Mr. Holliday has two great..uncles, William L. Ward and Stephen D. Ward, in the 48th. William died at Cedar Mountain in August, 1862.

Terry Holmes, secondky@aol.com - Mr. Holmes has two first cousins, twice removed who saw service in Company B, Egbert and Patterson Moore. Egbert was wounded in the hand on Culps Hill and was captured on July 5, 1863 on South Mountain.

Joanna Howard, jmhoward@erols.com - Ms. Howard is researching David Franklin Lamarr who was captured at Gettysburg and spent time in the prison hospital at David's Island, NY.

Gene Kirk, ekirk@preferred.com - Mr. Kirk has contributed a Civil War history of the Honeycutt family by Dale C.L. Honeycutt, Lt. Col., USAF Retired. David, Esau, Peter, and Valentine Honeycutt (Hunneycutt) joined up with the Osborne Ford Independents commanded by Esau's brother-in-law, Capt. H.W. Osborne. The family had an eventful day at Cedar Mountain where David, Mr. Kirk's great great grandfather, was wounded and Esau was captured.

Mr. Kirk also indicates that another brother, William Riley Honeycutt, made it to Abingdon, but died there of typhoid fever. I have included William Riley in the roster.

Mr. Kirk has also contributed the photograph of David Honeycutt and his wife, Lucy Elam Honeycutt.

Donald W. Lane, dwlane@tricon.net - Mr. Lane was kind enough to provide me with the following information on my second great grand uncle, Ezekiel Polk "Polk" Quillin who received his pension for his service in Co. H, 6th Battalion, Virginia Reserves. Mr. Lane writes:

"Ezekiel lived until 1928, so Dad (b. 1913) spent a lot of time with him. Dad said he told stories of almost starving and not having shoes. I do not recall ever hearing him talk about any battles.

My great grandfather Joseph Wesley Lane was in the Union army (Private, Co. E 14th Kentucky Cavalry). He went to Jackson Co., Kentucky to join the army. The Civil War was a taboo subject in the family, so no one knows any stories. It was said tha Ezekiel or Joseph somehow rescued the other during the war and they became close friends, but I have no evidence that they were even anywhere near each other in the war. Granddad Lane married two daughters of Ezekiel, and Granddad's sister, Sadie, married Elisha Quillin, a son of Ezekiel.

Ezekiel Quillin put all of his pension money in a Kingsport bank and drew it all out before his death because he lost faith in the bank (pretty good foresight just before the crash.) But he did not tell anyone where he put it. He had a stroke and lost his speech and was very excited prior to his death. We now know that he was trying to tell Uncle Alfred (with whom he lived) that he hid the money in the wall of the house. They never found it, but the man who bought the house did find it a few years later and left town in a hurry. Uncle Alfred said not to worry, when he bought the house, he got all that was in it also."

Tracy J. Lundy, kirks@vvm.com - Tracy Lundy submitted the material on her third great grandfather, John Britton Lundy, his parents, wives, and children. Private Lundy served in both the 48th Virginia and the 64th Virginia Mounted Infantry. As part of the latter unit, he was captured at Cumberland Gap and spent the rest of the war at Camp Douglas, Illinois.

Barnett McConnell, bmcc42@aol.com - Mr. McConnell has been a valuable contributor to this web site. His contributions include the obituary of William D. Hartsock as it appeared in the Abingdon Virginian and a short genealogy of William's brother, Alexander. Mr. McConnell is also responsible for most of the letters that are listed on the index page.

Jackson Milton, Jr., jmilton.vdh.state.va.us@vdh.state.va.us - Mr. Milton has pictures of his great-great-grandfather, 1st Lt. Robert Cross, receiving his UDC Medal at Abingdon, Virginia around 1912. Lt. Cross was wounded at Cedar Run and hit in the neck by a shell explosion at Culps Hill, Gettysburg. He died in 1922 and is buried in a family cemetery outside of Lebanon, Virginia.

Chuck North, cnorth6311@aol.com - Mr. North has shared a portion of the diary of a 1st lieutenant of the 21st Virginia which references the death of Ordinance Sergeant William Snead Greever. Also included on Sgt. Greever's page are references to his death by John H. Worsham of the 21st Virginia in his One of Jackson's Foot Cavalry and by Samuel White of the 42nd Virginia.

Dan Perry, perryd@xtalwind.net - Mr. Perry had a great grandfather, Samuel A Perry, and a great grand uncle, William Absalom Perry, in the 48th. Sam was captured at the Mule Shoe, Spotsylvania and spent time in Elmira. Mr. Perry credits Sam's short life to his stay in this infamous prison. William had his foot shot off at Cross Keys. You must go to William's page and read Dan Perry's account of this event.

Dianne Carr Peterson, dpeters1@GTE.net - Ms. Peterson had three great great grandfathers in the 48th. Jonathan Osborne, Jr. was a 36 year old farmer when he enlisted at Osborne Ford in May, 1861. Robert Benjamin Sexton was mortally wounded in the repulse of Emory Upton's famous attack on the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania. William Wheatly enlisted at age 21 at Osborne Ford.

Tim Phillips, tphil308@bellatlantic.net - Cousin Tim provided the photograph of Captain Henry Morris McConnell and his wife, Elizabeth Kilgore. He is reseaRching RAMEY, KILGORE, and PHILLIPS.

Jeff M. Potter, narc@pacifier.com - Mr. Potter is looking for information on his fourth great grandfather, John W. Epperson.

Chris Sepic, Christopher.C.Sepic@pmusa.com - Mr. Sepic is looking for information two members of the 48th Virginia he believes to be related to his wife. They are Private Alexander Quiesenberry who was killed at Chancelorsville and Private Charles Quiesenberry. Both soldiers enlisted in Lee Co.

Darrell Stanley, darre72007@accnorwalk.com - David Wesley Price enlisted on June 20, 1861. According to Mr. Stanley, David's father may also have enlisted that day, but this has not been proven. Mr. Stanley's great, great grandfather David was wounded in the arm at Chancelorsville and served the rest of the war as a hospital orderly.

When David Price went home to Scott County after the war, he found that his entire family had disappeared. He never heard from them again. While searching for his lost family, he met and married Nancy C. Price in Pike Co., KY in 1866. Nancy's father, William C. Price and two of her uncles fought for the Union and were killed during the war. Their father, Nancy's grandfather, Thomas Price also fought for the North. He was captured on July 2, 1863 and died in the Confederate prison at Salisbury, NC. Here is a photo of David.

Roger Statzer, statzer@aol.com - Mr. Statzer is a reenactor in Co. K, 7th Florida. He had three relatives in the 48th. Thomas Statzer, a carpenter from Russell Co. enlisted on June 25, 1861 at age 20. He deserted the 48th and ended up in the 22nd Virginia Cavalry. Charles W. Statzer, age 17, enrolled on the same day as Thomas. He was captured in Martinsburg, West Virginia after the retreat from Gettysburg. He was held at Ft. Mifflin until December when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Edward Statzer enlisted at age 20, also on June 25, 1861. And he was there at the end, receiving his parole with one other member of Co. K on that dark April day in 1865.

Ken Sturgill, ken@netva.com -Mr. Sturgill is researching Gollehons, Dungans and Bonhams. Oscar Love Bonham, a farmer from Smyth County, was killed on Culp's Hill. Ken has published a book about his Gollehon ancestors who served in the Civil War.

Rodney Sweeney, suibhne@inna.net - Mr. Sweeney is researching his great grandfather, Andrew Jackson Sweeny.

Joann Tortarolo, jtortaro@pe.net - Ms. Tortaro writes that Nelson J.M. Beatie "is a puzzle in my research on the Beatie family." Learn more by clicking on Nelson's name.

Dave Townsend, dttdva67@bellatlantic.net - Dave supplied some family history for his great great grandfather George Franklin Townsend who was wounded at Cedar Mountain and was later captured at Winchester in 1864.  He spent the remainder of the war imprisoned at Point Lookout, Md. 

Cindy Tyson, lttyson@trellis.net - Cindy is looking for information about Dutton Hood who was captured at Spotsylvania and spent time imprisoned at Point Lookout and Elmira. He was released on June 23, 1865. He was married to Elizabeth Thompson and they had eight children - James Monroe, Frank, Rob, Jeff, Nancy, Mary, Martha, and Donie. 1st Cpl. Hood is on the 1909 Wise Co. pension list.

Kathy Welder, conch@softcom.net - Kathy is researching her great grandfather, George McMelon who enlisted in Scott County at age 22..

The photograph above on the left is of Colonel Robert H. Dungan and his wife Susan Baker Dungan who were married in February 1865. It is taken from the Confederate Veteran Magazine.

The photograph on the right is of my second great grandfather, William Martin Hillman. He is holding a Bible in his right hand. He became a Methodist minister after the war, as did his brother, John Wesley Hillman.

Vernard Bond