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Revolutionary War

SPAIN, James (Spann)
Born 1754 Red Bank, Edgefield Dist., SC
Died 21 Dec 1796 Augusta, Richmond, GA
Buried St. Paul's Cathedral
Married Amy Elizabeth Fox
Parents: James Spain & Mary Thweatt
Caviliers & Pioneers
Snowden Hist. of L Borde at S.C. College Vol 3 Pg 32,38
Nat. DAR Numbers 13248,13277,96938,398499.
Faught Kings Mt. N.C. faught at seize Augusta, Richmond,Ga.
He got 228 acres as a results of his Rev. Service under Col. Samuel Hammonds, Hillsboro, Pitt Co. N.C.

Submitted by Gerry Hill 9-2002

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War Between the States

SCARBROUGH, Albert ~ On May 11, 1861, ALBERT enlisted in Co. E, 5th Georgia Infantry Regiment and served until August 16, 1862. The muster roll of August 6, 1861 showed ALBERT as a nurse in the hospital at Pensacola, Florida. He was discharged in 1862 as being over age; however, two months later, on November 20, 1862, he re enlisted as a hospital steward with Co. C, 10th Battalion, Georgia Infantry and served in that capacity until the end of the war. One muster roll, for the period October 31, 1861 to April 30, 1862, shows ALBERT SCARBOROUGH "absent-sent from Bethel Springs, sick by order of General MAXIE". Bethel Springs is located in McNairy County, Tennessee very close to the scene of the battle of Shiloh Church. That particular battle had been fought on the sixth and seventh of April 1862 and is described as the greatest battle ever fought on American soil at that time. In two days 23,000 casualties were suffered-10,000 for the South, 13,000 for the North.
If ALBERT SCARBORUGH was assigned to a hospital in Bethel Springs at that time, it is no wonder he fell ill. What other specific assignments ALBERT may have had is not known; however, at the close of the war, he was captured at Jackson Hospital in Richmond, Virginia with the fall of that city on April 3, 1865. His records show he was paroled on April 16, 1865 to return home.
Submitted by
Betty Mathews Hammer 9-2002

SHIRAH, Nathaniel Nicholas
He joined the Confederate Army in Columbus, Georgia in 1863. He was assigned to Company I, 64th Georgia Infantry. According to the Institute for Civil War Research, Middle Village, N.Y., the 64th Georgia Regiment took part in the following engagements:
Skirmishes, Bagbee's Bridge, S.C. February 9, 11, 1864
Operations on the James River against Petersburg and Richmond May 15-28, 1864
Operations on the Bermuda Hundred Front, Va. May 17-30, 1864
Battle/Seige of Petersburg, Va. 1864
Assault, Petersburg, Va. June 15 and 16, 1864
Confederate Assault on the Crater after the Petersburg Mine Explosion July 1864
Battle at Ream's Station, Va. August 25, 1864
Battle-Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, Pegram's Farm, Chappell House and Laurel Hill, Va. Sept 29-Oct. 2, 1864
Boydton Plank Road (Hatcher's Run), Va. Oct. 27-28, 1864
Battle, Dadney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, Armstrong's Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughn Road, Va. Feb 2-7, 1865.
Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865.
Nicholas Shirah returned to Macon County, Ga., after the war and resumed farming. He drew a Confederate Pension from the State of Georgia until his death in 1908.
Submitted by Laura Shirah Perry, Sep 2002

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