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Civil War Service records - Edgefield/Saluda Co. S.C
Posted by: Annette (ID *****8537) Date: May 05, 2004 at 21:01:49
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Found microfiche of National Archive's compiled service records in the Charleston County library for South Carolinas who served in the Confederacy. I only copied a record or two out of each person's packet, since the microfiched documents were hard to copy and it sometimes took 3 tries to get a legible copy of what I wanted. I totally forgot to copy L.M. Asbill's records. A couple of caveats....these records may not match what has been published, which I can't explain. But since they are from the National Archives and sitting in the Charleston County library, I feel they deserve a posting. The packets have some items typed, like Enlisted:, When:, Present, etc., with the answers handwritten.I will also attempt to identify these men, based on memory. If my memory fails, please correct with subsequent postings. Everyone in the 19th regiment has the following typewritten: The 19th regiment South Carolina Infantry was composed of ten companies A to K, which were organized on various dates in November and December,1861 for twelve months. The regiment was re-organized for the war in May, 186? and temporarily consolidated with the 10th regiment SC Inf. about January 1, 186?,.....The 19th and the 10th Regiment SC Infantry were again consolidated about April 1?, 1865 and formed the SC Battalion of Infantry (Walker's), the men of this regiment being finally parolled May 1, 1865 at Greensboro, NC as Companies C to F of that battalion.

L. Griffin Asbill (Aaron, Lewis, Abner)
Co. F, 19 Reg't SC Infantry
Company muster roll for March & April 1864
Enlisted February 9, 1864; where: Columbia; by whom: Maj. Radcliff; Period: War; Last paid by whom: Never paid; Present or absent: Present; Remarks: Present, sick in quarters.

L.G. Asbill

(This was in L.Griffin's file, but the enlistment date and place has me confused)

Co E, South Carolina Batalion of Infantry (Walker's)
Muster Roll of Officers and Men paroled in accordance with the terms of a Military Convention between Joseph E. Johnston, Commanding Confederate Army, and Major General W.T. Sherman, Commanding Unites State Army in North Carolina. Roll dated High Point, N.C, April 28, 1865; Paroled at Greensboro, NC, May 1, 1865.
Enlisted: February 9, 1864; Where: Dallas, GA; By Whom: Major Metters(?); Period: 3 years.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy; Recollections and Reminiscences (sp) 1861 - 1865; Volume 2; page 524: provided by the Saluda County (Edgefield County was divided after the war) UDC chapter:

L.G. Asbill: Enlisted in Company F, 19th SC Battalion under Captain Wade Holstein in March, 1863 and served in that command until he was dischared at Durham, April 26, 1865. He now resides (ca 1923) at Route 3, Johnston, South Carolina.

So for L.G. we have the same regiment and later battalion, two different enlistement cities, but with the same date, and two different parole/discharge cities. Not sure if paroled/discharged in High Point/Greensboro, why L.G. was listed in the UDC as discharged in Durham (at least 60, if not more miles away, and in the wrong direction from home). And I expect, since he was still living when UDC published their writeup, that he was the one who wrote it. I think he would know and remember what city he was in when discharged.

Malachi B. Asbill (Aaron, Lewis, Abner)
19th Regiment SC Infantry
Company Muster Roll April 1, 1864; Enlisted: December 30, 1861; Where: Columbia, SC; By whom: Colonel Preston; Period 12 months; Last paid by whom: Capt. Tullivan (Sullivan?); to what time: December 31, 1863; Present or absent: Absent; Remarks: On furlough 40 days from the 4 Mar 1864.

Malachi B. Asbill
Co. E, SC Battalion Infantry (Walkers)
Muster Roll of Officers and Men,etc. (see L.G's parole).
Enlisted: Dec 31, 1861; Where: Columbia, SC: By Whom: Col. S. Preston; Period: 12 months.

Aaron B. Asbill (Aaron,Lewis)
Co. F, 19 Reg't SC Infantry
Company Muster Roll May & June 1862, Dated Nov. 1862; Enlisted: December 30, 1861; Where: Columbia; By whom: Col. Preston: Period: 1 year; Last paid by whom: J.H. Jones; to what time: Apr. 30, 186 (handwritten year left blank): Remarks: Died near Knoxville; October 23, 1862.

A.B. Asbill
Pvt, Co F, 19 Reg't SC Infantry
Regimental return for the month October 1862
Alterations since last return amount enlisted men:
Date: October 25, 186 (handwritten year left blank)
Place: Near Knoxville
Remarks: Died

A.B. Asbill has a tombstone in the Holstein/Asbill cemetary on Padgett Pond Road, Monetta, SC; have no idea if just headstone or if A.B. was brought back by his family.

Hillsby Asbill (Aaron, Jarvis?)
Pvt, Co F, 19 Reg't South Carolina Inf.
Muster roll for July & Aug, 1862
Enlisted: Dec.30, 186 (handwritten date left blank)
Where: Columbia
By whom: Col. Preston
Period: 1 year
Last paid by whom: R. G. Lamar
To what time: Feb 28, 1862
Remarks: Deserted at Augusta Apr 12, 1862.

Hillsby was probably 1st or 2nd cousins with the other Asbills listed here, and (if we can rely and conject on the enlistment date) was probably in the same wagon heading to Columbia from Ridge Spring/Monetta to enlist. So what happened? Was it early enough in the war that this was acceptable? Was he injured or sick and went home to die?

P.B. Asbill (Either Pickens Bonham (Aaron, Lewis, Abner) or Pierce Butler (Aaron, Jarvis). Not one of his cards in his packet said anything but P.B!).
Pvt. 2nd South Carolina Artillery
Discharged Feb.6/65 on Surgeon's Certificate of disability. See Chap. 1. Bol. 185 3-a Paper no on ff (Don't have a clue what see chap. 1, etc. means)

P.B. Asbill
2 Art'y, Private;
Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War, belonging to the Confederate Army, paroled in compliance with the terms of a Military Convention made on April 26, 1865 at Bennet's House near Durham's Station, N.C., between General J.E. Johnston, of the Confederate Armies, and Major-General W.T. Sherman, U.S.A., and approved by Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant, U.S.A.
Roll dated: Not dated
Paroled at Augusta, Ga, May 25, 1865.
Where surrendered: Augusta, GA
When surrendered: May 25, 1865.

Well now: here we have Durham, N.C. (so maybe L.G. wasn't going loco after all). But....the other packet says that P.B. was discharged on February 6, 1865. Did he have to go surrender in Augusta after being discharged? Were there two different P.B's in the 2nd Artillery?

G.W. Asbill (somehow related to Aaron:>)(Only one record)
Pvt, 15 Regt, SC Infantry
Roll of Prisoners of War....Durham, like P.B.s
Roll dated: Not dated
Paroled at Augusta, GA, May 25, 1865
Where surrendered: Augusta, GA
When surrendered: May 25, 1865

So did a wagon full of men head over to Augusta to formally surrender? Did this allow them to get on with their life?

Loyd P. Asbill (one record spelled Loid...think someone was tired that day?)
My copy is practically illegible as is the microfiche itself. There is a letter on microfiche from his widow requesting his "back pay", but I could only make out a word or two.

Prt, Co. O, 19 Reg't SC Infantry
Company Muster Roll for May & June 1862?
dated Nov 20, 1862
Enlisted when:Mrch 11, 186 (left blank)
Where: Carmt Wafafevo (I haven't a clue)
By whom: Berry
Period 12 ms
Last paid by whom: Jones
To what time: ??? 30, 186 (left blank)
Remarks: Died Oct. 15th, Wildcat Mt, KY

Treasury Department, Second Auditor's Office
Dated Aug? ?? 1863
The Quartermater General, C.S,
Sir: Please report me the bounty, last payment, clothing, &c to Loyd P. Ashbille deceased, late? of Captain ? Company A;Very respectfully,&c, Somebody's signature: Ch. Div. Deceased Soldiers. Alleged, died in hospital.

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