CAMP MEMBER'S ANCESTORS
Col. Isaac W. Smith Camp #458
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Browder, Edward Cabell - Captain   
Ancestor of Compatriot John Moore
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Units: Co. C, 18th Texas Cavalry
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Cobb, James J. - 2nd Sergeant   
Ancestor of Compatriots Norm, Erik, and Karl Ernst
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Units: Co. F, 20th Arkansas Infantry
Major Battles: Corinth, Hatchie Bridge, Vicksburg
Service: 20th Infantry Regiment, formerly G. W. King's 22nd Regiment, was organized during the spring of 1862. During the end of 1864 it disbanded.
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Combs, Solomon H. - Private   
Ancestor of Compatriots Brent and Bryan Jacobs
Born: 1835 Russell Co. Virginia
Died: 1886 Hunt Co. Texas
Buried: Unknown
Units: Co. K, 64th Virginia Mounted Infantry
Service: The 64th Virginia Infantry regiment was formed on the basis of limited service to guard mountain passes in Lee, Scott, and Wise counties. It was organized in December, 1862, by consolidating the 21st and 29th Battalions Virginia Infantry. A large part of this unit was later captured at Cumberland Gap. The regiment served in Williams', Giltner's, and W.E. Jones' Brigade and confronted the Federals in various conflicts in East Tennessee, western Virginia, and North Carolina. During April 1864, the regiment totalled 268 effectives, but in April, 1865, less than 50 disbanded. Only documentation found concerning the 64th VA states Combs and his brother were transferred: "Detailed service in Gibbson's Co., Trigg's Battn. 12/5/62." Trigg's Battalion Partisan Rangers became the 27th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, and in 1864 formed the nucleus of the 25th Virginia Cavalry Regiment.
Post-War: Moved to Hunt County, Texas, along with several other 64th VA veterans and their families.
Edens, William M - Private   
Ancestor of Compatriot Glen Edens and Wyatt Morgan Edens
Born: 1841 in Tennessee
Died: May 4, 1862
Buried: Cincinatti, Ohio
Units: Captain Orme's Company ,Company B, 7th Regiment, Arkansas Infrantry
Major Battles: Shiloh
Service: William enlisted as a Private early 1861,Captain Orme's Company ,Company B, 7th Regiment, Arkansas Infrantry.Wounded at Battle of Shiloh April 6th 1861 and taken prisoner and transported to Union Hospital ship,the USA Hospital Steamer,DA January and shipped to hospital in Cincinatti. He had a limb amputated and died May 4,1862.
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Jackson, George B. - Private   
Ancestor of Compatriots Norm, Erik, and Karl Ernst
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Units: 7th Mississippi Cavalry
Major Battles: Collierville, Oxford
Service: 7th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment [also called 1st Partisan Rangers] was oranized during the early summer of 1862 and in July had 35 officers and 817 men present for duty. It served in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana and later was assigned to Chalmer's, R. McCulloc's, and Starke's Brigade. The unit took an active part in the operations in North Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Tennessee.
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Jacobs, John Tyler - Captain    Photo
Ancestor of Compatriots Brent and Bryan Jacobs
Born: 18 July 1840, Loutre Island, Montgomery County, MO.
Died: 26 December 1905, Stephens, Callaway County, MO.
Buried: Old Cedar Cemetery, Stephens, Callaway County, MO.
Units: Co. A. 2nd Division, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Missouri State Guard, 1861-1862.
        Brig. Gen. M. Jeff Thompson's Regiment, Missouri, 1862-1864.
Major Battles: Booneville, Wilson's Creek (Oak Hills), Lexington (Battle of the Hemp Bales), Elkhorn Tavern (Pea Ridge).
Service: Capt. Jacobs was in his third year at VMI (Class of '62) when the war began. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in an Infantry Company in the Missouri State Guard under Gen. Sterling Price, where he saw most of his combat. He re-enlisted as a Captain under Brig. Gen. M. Jeff Thompson "The Swamp Fox" after the Missouri State Guard disbanded in 1862. Captured "recruiting rebels" in Montgomery County, Missouri, Oct. 7, 1862, he was held as a common criminal at the Gratiot Street Jail in St. Louis with other "bushwackers and guerillas", before being transferred to Alton Federal Military Prison in Alton, Illinois. Paroled to the city-limits of Alton, 17 September 1863, he was re-captured in Missouri on 20 October 1863, and sentenced "to be confined at hard labor for remainder of rebellion", and sent back to the Alton Military prison. Alton prison housed a total of 11,764 Confederate soldiers during the War, of which at least 1,534 died of disease, exposure, and malnutrition. Capt. Jacobs was finally released 28 May 1864.
Post-War: Captain Jacobs was a stock-raiser and farmer in Callaway County, Missouri, where he owned 1,100 acres and raised over 350 acres of grain annually. The "History of Callaway County" states that Capt. Jacobs occupied "a prominent place among the foremost farmers of the county."
Matthews, John Raven - Captain   
Ancestor of Compatriot Brian Eagleheart
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Units: Matthew's Co. S.C. Heavy Artillery
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Service: Brigade was formed during the winter of 1862-1863. The company was attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and served in the Charleston area. From July 10 to September 6, 1863, it reported 8 casualties on Morris Island and had 46 men fit for duty. In January, 1865, the unit was assigned to J.B. Robertson's Brigade and in May included in the surrender.
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Nunnally, John A. - Private   
Ancestor of Compatriot Jerry Nunnally
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Units: Co. A, 25th Battalion Virginia Infantry
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Pitts, James H. - Private   
Ancestor of Compatriots Norm, Erik, and Karl Ernst
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Units: Co. K, 19th Georgia Infantry
Major Battles: Seven Pines, Chancellorsville, Cold Harbor, Petersburg
Service: 19th Infantry Regiment was assembled during the summer of 1861. In April, 1862, it totalled 395 effectives and during the war served under the command of Generals W. Hampton, Archer, and Colquitt. In 1865 the unit participated in the North Carolina Campaign and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
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Thompson, George Franklin - Private   
Grandfather of Compatriot Thom Faller
Born: 20 June 1848, Bryant Station, Fayette Co., Kentucky
Died: 1908
Buried: Frankfort, Kentucky
Units: Co. A, 5th Kentucky Cavalry
Major Battles: Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and Morgan's Kentucky, Indiana & Ohio Raid
Service: The Kentucky 5th Cavalry Regiment was organized during the summer of 1862 with men recruited in the central section of Kentucky. It was attached to Buford's Brigade and skirmished in Tennessee and Kentucky. Later it fought with Gen. John Hunt Morgan, and many of its members were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. Pvt. Thompson enlisted in 1862 at the age of 14 and served until May 1865. He was known to have been wounded at least twice (once in the hip and another time in the left breast), and during the war he is documented as having escaped three times from Federal custody after being captured.
Post-War: Became a medical doctor, practicing in Frankfort for more than 20 years. He was a member of the United Confederate Veterans.