Citizens of Delaware Who Served the Confederacy

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We would like to thank the researchers from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter #2635 and the "Delaware Grays" Camp #2068, and the actual descendants of the soldiers listed, and other contributors, for donating genealogical and relevant information so we may compile a first ever roster of these Delaware Confederate citizens and soldiers who served the South. Included in the list of these contributors are Beth Manchester of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter in Hartford Co., MD; Mark Wade of Maryland, owner of Rebel Yell Books; Ms. E. Anne Happoldt; the Georgetown Historical Society and Mr. James Bowden of Georgetown for newspaper articles and compiled bios of several of the soldiers on file, and others who we may have overlooked. In their memory, we thank you all.

Note: If you are looking for a specific soldier and know their last name, press "CTRL" + "F" (both keys at the same time) and enter in the soldier's last name into the search box; this will take you to their section (unless there is more than one soldier with that last name; in that case, enter in the last name followed by a comma and their first name or look through until you find the correct soldier).


~ Aldridge, William A. (Alternate spellings: Alrich/Aldrich); chaplain (field & staff), 1st Virginia Infantry, "William's Rifles", Terry's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Resided in Wilmington, DE¹. One of his muster rolls states that he's of the Presbyterian faith. Post-war Episcopal priest.

Age: 44. Born: 1836 in Delaware. Spouse: Mary B. Parents born in Delaware. Occupation: Clergyman.
Reference: 1880 Census, Callands, Pittsylvania, Virginia.

William A. Aldridge: 1885-1889; clergyman's official reception into the diocese.
Reference: The Episcopal Church in Delaware (1785-1954) by Charles A. Silliman, pg. 573 *Above references researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter References:
~ Allen, William A.; Private, "Young's Company", Virginia Young's Cavalry. Enlisted 09/01/1861 at Norfolk, Virginia. Last known record: on rolls 10/31/1863. Resident of Seaford, Delaware. Reference: A) 1860 Federal Census, household #168, Northwest Fork Hundred, Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware. Enumerated ninth day of June, 1860. Roll no. M653_99, page 822, image 603. B) Tatanall Tombstone Collection, page 58, "Sussex Farms Cemetery": Wm. A. Allen; died 04/16/1864, age 32, 8 months, 6 days. C) 1870 Federal Census, Seaford Hundred, Subdivision H2, Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware. Enumerated June 6th, 1870. Roll #M593_122, page 765, image 754. Household #46; Allen, William; age 6; son of Elizabeth and deceased William A. Allen; born January 1864.

Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

~ Allison, R. C.; military rank, regiment & company needs further research. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) (1849) before entering Confederate service.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
~ Allrich, John Roberts; Pvt., Co "E", 9th Virginia Cavalry. Other Info: Age 27 (1870); born about 1843 in Delaware. Enlisted and discharged as a private. Reference: St. George's Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, 1870, Roll #M593-120, pg 736, Image 694; St. George's Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, 1860, Roll #M653_96, pg 857, Image 161.

Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

~ Atkinson, William A.; Southern sympathizer and pre-war sheriff, post-war Delaware congressman. Arrested and taken prisoner March of 1862 in Dover for having secessionist feelings, and later sent to Fort Delaware. RESIDENCE UNDER RESEARCH.

~ Bagby, George William; rank, regiment & company unknown. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) and later enlisted into Confederate service. Was a famous writer.

References:
  • Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. XIV by the American Council of Learned Societies, page 492-493.

    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
~ Baker, James P.; UNDER RESEARCH, Sgt. and Pvt. , Co. "D" and Local Defense, 3rd Virginia Infantry. Other Info: Resided in Georgetown, DE; mustered in as a Sgt. June 30th, 1863; discharged as a Pvt.

(Barker) Listed on the 1867 map of Georgetown, Delaware, the 1850 census as age 49, and the 1860 and 1880 censuses.
* Information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
~ Barker, J. P.; UNIT UNDER RESEARCH. Resident of Broadkill Hundred in 1860. On returning home from the war, "a Georgetown Republican asked instructions from military authorities about the treatment of [Barker], but apparently no action was taken." (Hancock, 164)

* Information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter

References:
~ Barr, Joseph M.; rank unknown, 146th Virginia Militia, Co. "D". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
~ Bayard, Thomas F.; involved with Delaware Southern militia known as the "Delaware Guards". Listed as attorney-at-law; age 31.

Reference: 1860 Federal Census, Wilmington Ward Four, New Castle, Delaware; Roll: #M653_98; Page: 148; Image: 468.

Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

~ Baynard, Thomas Hardcastle; UNDER RESEARCH, rank unknown, 23rd Virginia Cavalry and 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry. Other Info: Resided in Wilmington, DE; occupation: farmer; home was "Woodlawn" in Vernon, DE; went South August of 1862; born September 24th, 1840; died March 18, 1876.
~ Bedford, William; rank unknown, possibly 2nd Tennessee Cavalry, company unknown. Attended St. Mary's College in Wilmington, DE from 1857-1858.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
~ Bell, Henry W.; Private, First Battalion Maryland Cavalry, Co. "A".

References:
  • 1860 Federal Census, household #61, Laurel, Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, Roll #M653_99, Page 327, Image 106
  • 1870 Federal Census, Broad Creek Hundred, sub-division #22, Sussex County, DE, Post Office: Laurel, family #588, dated July 25, 1870; Roll #M593_122, page 474, image 171

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

~ Bird, Charles Dupont; sympathizer from Dover, DE. Other Info: Bird was a student at Loyola College, MD during outbreak of war; sent a letter to Governor of Virginia which was forwarded to General Robert E. Lee giving details of his family's gunpowder factories in Delaware and how they could be taken by secessionists and destroyed. Reference: Official Records, Series 1, Volume 5, Part 2, pg. 46.

In a letter to General Robert E. Lee, Charles DuPont Bird
"A strong feeling in the two lower counties of Delaware is aroused in favor of Delaware joining the Southern Confederacy..."
Reference: library.cornell.edu (click the link to read the rest of the letter)

Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

~ Blandy, Thomas R.; Private, 18th Virginia Infantry, Co. "G". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument April 2015.
~ Bowman, Alonzo; rank unknown, 19th South Carolina Infantry, company unknown. Attended St. Mary's College in Wilmington, DE from 1857-1858.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
~ Bradford, William Lumbery; Quarter Master, Co. "C", 6th Virginia Cavalry. Died in Virginia on June 27th, 1903, age 68, near Edinburg. Born near Wilmington, Delaware in 1835. UNIT UNDER RESEARCH.
Reference: Obit. in Harrisonburg (PA) Daily News, 07/02/1903

Age 25. Listed as a merchant. Listed with his relative, who was a hotel keeper.
Reference: August 30, 1860 Federal Census; Shenandoah County, VA

Born October 1834. Age 65. Married at age 32. Born in Delaware (both parents born in Delaware as well). Wife was named Amanda (age 61 and born in VA).
Reference:
Reference: June 6, 1900 Federal Census; Madison, Shenandoah County, VA (line 46)

1st Lieutenant. Captured at Sailor's Creek on April 6, 1865. Released on August 9, 1865.
Reference: POW record
~ Bradley, Isaac; Private, 1st Maryland Cavalry, Co. "B". Other Info: Born in Sussex County, Delaware.
Reference: June 16, 1860 Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, Post Office: Horsey's Crossroads, Roll #M653_99, Page 843, Image 624.

Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

~ Brickhouse, James M.; 2nd Lieutenant, 6th Virginia Infantry, Co. "B". Was a 1st Lieutenant at the end of the war. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
~ Bright, William; Southern sympathizer. Born in Philadelphia on April 11, 1814, son of Captain William Bright. He left Pennsylvania to settle in Delaware and, in 1837, he married Sarah Rodman of Brandywine Hundred and bought a farm in the vicinity of Claymont, Delaware. Bought a grocery store in 1852 in Wilmington. Held without bail or trial at Fort Delaware in 1863 until taking the oath. It was heard that Bright said he was hoarding supplies to turn over to Lee's army after it captured Wilmington, Delaware.

William Bright

References:
~ Brogden, William R.; Private, 54th Georgia Infantry, Co. "E". Enlisted on February 11th, 1863 at the age of 35. He was discharged on April 26th, 1865 at the close of the war.  Born in Wilkinson County, Georgia in 1828 and resided in Berrien County, Georgia. Prior to the war (c.1850), he attended Delaware Military College in Wilmington, Delaware which relocated during the war to Westchester, Pennsylvania and became the Pennsylvania Military College which's tenure was from 1821 to 1972. During the war, William Brogden lost a leg during the Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee.²  "William Brogden came back to Delaware after the war, settled in the state and gained prominence in legal and political affairs." ¹ * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter References:
~ Buckmaster, James H.; UNDER RESEARCH. Enumerated on the 1850 Newark, Newcastle County, Delaware in Newark Academy, a preparatory school.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
~ Buckmaster, Nathaniel; UNDER RESEARCH. Enumerated on the 1850 Newark, Newcastle County, Delaware in Newark Academy, a preparatory school.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
~ Burke, John M.; UNDER RESEARCH, was in Confederate army, captured at Antietam/Sharpsburg and paroled. Born in England; resident of Wilmington, Delaware; occupation: shoe maker. Possible reg't: Private, 1 Maryland, Co. H.
~ Burnes, James; deserted from Confederate army and took oath. Other Info: Born in Ireland; resident of Milford, DE.

Reference: 1860 Federal Census, Milford Hundred, Kent County, DE, Post Office: Frederica, family #30; Roll #M653_95, page 416, image 417.

Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

~ Cahall, William E.; Private & Corporal, O'Ferrall's Batt'n, Virginia Cavalry, Co. C & 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry, Co. M.  Died in Bismark, North Dakota after the war.

References:
~ Clark, Charles E.
  • 4th sergeant, Co. "E", 22nd Battalion, Virginia Infantry; enlisted January 21st, 1862 at Drake's
        Branch, VA and re-enlisted May 23rd, 1863 into Pender's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division
  • 2nd Reg't, Virginia Artillery; enlisted July 7th, 1862
  • Private, Co. "F", 2nd Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense; enlisted August 2nd, 1864

    References:
  • 1850 Federal Census, St. George's, Red Lion Hundred, New Castle, DE; Roll #M432_54, page 257, image 179.
  • 1860 Federal Census, St. George's, Red Lion Hundred, New Castle, DE; Roll #M653_97, page 237, image 238. (Thomas Clark, Sr. & family w/o Charles)
  • 1870 Federal Census, St. George's, Red Lion Hundred, New Castle, DE; Roll #M593_120, page 709, image 640. (Charles back with his family)
  • 1900 Federal Census; Roll #XXX, page XXX, image XXX. (Possibly Charles w/his wife)

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 9, 2009.
~ Clarkson, John W.; Lt. Col. serving as an aide under General Wise. Born in Delaware in 1827, was a school teacher, died in 1889, buried in Texas.

References:
  • http://www.rootsweb.com/~txmclenn/historiccommunities.htm (scroll down to "Pleasant Hill"); 1870 Madisonville, Madison, Texas and 1880 McLennan County, Texas census lists John W. as born in Delaware
  • The Handbook of Waco and McLennan County, Texas (Wavo: Texian, 1972) lists John W. Clarkson as a former Confederate major.

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.
~ Claxton, Alexander; rank unknown, 1st Tennessee Infantry, company unknown. Attended St. Mary's College in Wilmington, DE from 1857-1858.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
~ Cochran, J. Frank; Private, Co "D", 43rd Virginia Battalion, Mosby's Partisan Cavalry. Resided in Middletown, Appoquinimink Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. Paroled April 23, 1863 at Relay House, Maryland.
References: 
  • Unit history of the "43rd Battalion Cavalry - Mosby's Command"
  • 1860 Federal Census, household #26. Enumerated the fourth day of June, 1860. Post Office: Middletown, Newcastle County, Delaware.

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.
~ Collins, John; rank and regiment under research. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
~ Collins, Jonathan P.; Captain, Kenshaw Blues militia of Laurel, Delaware. Southern sympathizer.

References:
~ Cooper, James, of Laurel, DE; regiment unknown; captured during the Battle of Gettysburg, was then sent to Fort Delaware POW Camp.

Reference: "Delaware Civil War Centennial" dated 1964.

Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

~ Cooper, William T.; Private, 1st Maryland Cavalry, Co. “B” and 2nd Maryland Cavalry Battalion, Co. “D”. He was a son of former Delaware governor, William B. Cooper and resided in Sussex County. Private William T. Cooper was captured at Romney, Virginia, and later sent to Fort Delaware, escaping and returning to Confederate service.

Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

~ Copes, James S., M.D. of late New Orleans, Louisiana. Treated citizens and soldiers of the Confederate States during the yellow fever epidemic that occurred during the war. Also worked with the Confederate government to save the assets of New York Life Insurance Company.

    Born on his parent's farm near Lewes, Delaware on December 9th, 1811. The son of Rev. Joseph Copes and Jenny Wilkins White. In 1832, a year before he graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, James S. Copes was honored by Delaware's Governor, David Hazzard, with a commission as Port Physician for quarantine duty in that part of the Delaware lying on the waters of the Delaware Bay. ¹

"...Moral courage enabled him to convince the Confederate States' Receiver appointed to sequester all debts due to the citizens of the non-succession states, that the business of the New York Life Insurance Company was of too sacred a nature to be destroyed..." ²

"...During the war, thousands of unacclimated troops within the defenses of Galveston [Texas] and other gulf stations, liable to or stricken with yellow fever, owed their intelligent treatment, to his care and experience in hospital arrangements and supervision." ²



References:
~ Cosden, Daniel G; Private, Jeff Davis Alabama Artillery.¹ Volunteered April 28, 1862 to avoid being conscribed.² In the 1860 Census, he is listed as residing in Middletown, St. George's, Newcastle County, DE. Resided in Smyrna, DE before the war.³ Was captured at Spottsylvania Courthouse, Virginia on May 12, 1864.² Took the oath of allegiance at Elmira, NY on May 29, 1865.³ After service, Cosden wanted to go to Chesterville, MD where his father and friends resided.²

References:
~ Crawford, Henry Van Bibber; Private, 1st Maryland Cavalry, Co. "B" ("Captain George Emack's Co.") Born 1834 in Delaware; post-war resident of Cecil County, Maryland.

Reference: 1850 Census, Newark, Delaware. Shows attending the Newark Academy, a preparatory school.
*Reference researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter References:
~ Crawford, William A.; Private, 36th Virginia Cavalry, Co. "D". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
~ Cruthers, Robert; UNDER RESEARCH, deserted from Confederate army and took oath. Born in Ireland; resident of Red Lion District, New Castle County.

Found in the city of Wilmington at age 21 in 1860. (Credit to Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter for that information.)
~ Custis, John T.; 39th Virginia Infantry. Died in Confederate service. Enumerated on the 1850 Newark, Newcastle County, Delaware in Newark Academy, a preparatory school.

Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on April 2013.

* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
~ Dale, James Wilkerson; 2nd Lieutenant, 5th Virginia Infantry. Born in Delaware; was a student at West Point when the war broke out; refused to take the oath and headed South; arrived at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in May of 1861. Dale reported to Thomas Jackson (later known as "Stonewall") and helped him drill the recruits. Stonewall Jackson said that Dale performed remarkably well and "he has military bearing, industrious habits, and a superior mind".

After the war, James Dale's father, John, retired from civil engineering from the Port Penn, Wilmington area and removed to Bridgeville, Delaware. He became one of the first trustees of the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeville. His farm (known today as Dale Farm), which is still standing today, is now part of the H.P. Cannon Estates in Bridgeville off of Route 404, north of the current Perdue Feed Mill.

Some time after the war, James Dale was exhumed from the Stonewall Brigade Cemetery in Virginia and was brought back to Delaware by his father. He was reinterred somewhere in Delaware (exact place, currently unknown).


Click here (or the thumbnail above) to
read a letter (and its typed translation)
written by Delaware Confederate, James W. Dale.


~ Dauvergne, James; Private, 26th Georgia Infantry, Co. "B". Attended St. Mary's College in Wilmington, DE from 1857-1858.
* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
~ Davis, Samuel Boyer; Confederate officer, Aide de Camp, Major General Isaac Trimble's staff. Possible officer second in command at Andersonville Prison and Confederate Secret Service. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and escaped from Chester, PA hospital. Other Info: Born in Delaware and a resident of New Castle County.

~ Dean, Edward S.; Private, 3rd Virginia Cavalry (2nd Virginia Cavalry), Co. "G" & "E". Was a substitute for Richard S. Osborne from Nottaway County, VA and received land from the Osborne family. He is mentioned in a book titled General Lee's Army: From Victory to Collapse by Joseph T. Glatthaar.

References:
  • 1850 US Census, Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware; Roll #M432_52, page 16, image 329
  • Muster Roll

    *Soldier and information researched and contributed by Delaware Grays member Jeff Plummer


    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 30, 2011.
~ Dean, Napoleon, B.; UNDER RESEARCH, regiment unknown.
Other Info: Born in Dover, Delaware; occupation: grocer. Died March 1, 1880 and is buried in Dover, Delaware.
~ Dooley, John; UNDER RESEARCH, regiment unknown. Other Info: Born in Delaware; resident of New Castle County.
~ Dorsey, Evan L; Sgt, 1st Battery, Maryland Artillery - (Capt. McClanahan's Co..) Captured and charged with being a CSA spy. POW at Fort McHenry, Maryland.


Reference: Newspaper article dated April 29th, 1864 (contributed by the GHS).

*Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter

Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

~ Dulaney, William H.;  Surgeon, 13th Battalion, Va. Light Artillery. Resident of Seaford, Delaware. In 1862 Dulaney was "accused of aiding Hiram Ross Messick to join the Confederate Army in 1862". (Delaware in the Civil War).  Surrendered by General R. E. Lee, CSA, Lynchburg, Va., April 11, 1864.

References:

  • Delaware in the Civil War, published by the Civil War Centennial Commission (State of Delaware)      page 85


  • * Information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter.

~ Dunning, John W., Private, 43rd Virginia Battalion, Co. “D”, and a member of Colonel, John Singleton Mosby’s Rangers. Private Dunning rode with Colonel Mosby, also known as the “Gray Ghost”, and while behind Federal lines, assisted in capturing Brigadier General, Edwin H. Stoughton in March of 1863. Resident of Dover, Delaware. Private Dunning was surrendered with his Company April 21st, 1865 - twelve days after the surrender of General Lee, on April 9th, 1865.

References:
~ Dunnott (Jr), Henry H.;  27th Virginia Infantry, Co. "A". 25-year-old Civil engineer in 1860. Born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1835. Enlisted into the Confederate service on April 22nd, 1861 at Covington, Virginia as a 3nd Lieutenant (later became a 2nd Lieutenant). Became a P.O.W. at First Manassas on July 21st, 1861 in Manassas, Virginia; was confined on July 23rd at Old Capitol Prison in Washington D.C.; escaped September 1st of that year and returned to Confederate service on September 23rd. Died of typhoid disease on December 29th, 1861 at Kernstown, Virginia. Buried in the Delaware section of Stonewall Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia.

References:

  • The Giles, Alleghany and Jackson Artillery (1st Edition) by Keith S. Bohnannon

    *Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 30, 2011.
  • ~ Dusenberry, Henry; Private, Tennessee Cavalry, Captain Jackson's Company. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Fisher, Samuel; UNDER RESEARCH, regiment unknown. Other Info: Born in Delaware.

    Reference: 1860 Federal Census, White Clay Creek Hundred, Newcastle County, DE, Post Office: Newark, dated June 19, 1860, family #395; Roll #M653_97, page 554, image 559
    ~ Firman, John D.; regiment unknown. Other Info: Born in Delaware; resident of Baltimore Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware; reputed to have been in Confederate army.

    Reference: 1860 US Census, Baltimore Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, Post Office "Halls Store"; Roll #M:653_99, page 599, image 380

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

    ~ Frist, Robert Harris; Private, 4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Co. "B", McLemore's Division. Born March 24th, 1847 in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. Died June 30th, 1903, in Newport, New Castle County, Delaware. Married December 25th, 1875 in Newcastle County, Delaware to Elizabeth Rachel Nebeker.

    References:
    ~ Gallagher, Francis; Private, 1st Virginia Light Artillery (Pendenton's Regiment), Co. "B".

    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Gannon, John; rank unknown, possibly 2nd South Carolina Infantry, company unknown. Attended St. Mary's College in Wilmington, DE from 1857-1858.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Gannon, Michael; rank unknown, 1st South Carolina Militia (Charleston Reserves), company unknown. Attended St. Mary's College in Wilmington, DE from 1857-1858.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Garesché, Alexander John Peter; judge advocate and Captain of 1st Missouri Volunteer Militia. Born March 7, 1822 and died November 10, 1896 in Missouri. Son of Vital Marie Garasché and Mimiki Louise Bauduy, and brother of Father Fredrick and Ferdinand Garesché. Pre-war resident of Wilmington, Delaware; resided during the war in Cuba and St. Louis, Missouri; post-war residence was Missouri. Refused to take the oath after the war which lead to him being disbarred from his position for 5 years (pg 174). Possible later 2nd marriage to a Laura Van Zandt (History and Genealogy, pg. 192).

    References: War of the Rebellion (Series 2, Vol. 1, pp. 554), mentions Alex's capture and parol as a Confederate prisoner of war
    The Garasché, De Bauduy, and Des Chapelles Families: History and Genealogy by Dorothy Garesché Holland:

    pg. 168; mention's Alexander Garasché's Confederate military service
    pg. 169; shows the relationship between Alexander, Ferdinand, and Father Fredrick Garesché as brothers
    pg. 171; mentions Alexander J.P. Gareshé, his wife (Laura), and his brothers (Father Fred and Julius)
    pg. 174; mentions some of Alexander's post-war residence, and his refusal to take the oath
    pg. 253; mentions Alexander, his parents, and siblings

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 30, 2011.
    ~ Garesché, Ferdinand Louis; Southern sympathizer; Orderly (messenger) for Brigadier General Daniel M. Frost of the 1st Military District, Missouri Volunteer Militia. Captured and paroled. Born December 7, 1827 and died May 16, 1903 in Missouri. Son of Vital Marie Garasché and Mimiki Louise Bauduy and brother of Father Fredrick and Alexander J.P. Garesché. Pre-war resident of Wilmington, Delaware; resided during the war in Cuba and St. Louis, Missouri.

    References: The Garasché, De Bauduy, and Des Chapelles Families: History and Genealogy by Dorothy Garesché Holland:

    pg. 168; mention's Ferdinand's Confederate military service
    pg. 169; shows the relationship between Alex, Ferdinand, and Father Fredrick Garesché as brothers
    pg. 253; mentions Ferdinand, his family, parents, and siblings

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 30, 2011.
    ~ Garesché, Fredrick Paul; Southern sympathizer; Father of the Catholic church. Pre-war resident of Eden Park, Wilmington, Delaware. Son of Vital Marie Garasché and Mimiki Louise Bauduy; brother of Ferdinand and Alexander J.P. Garesché.

    References: The Garasché, De Bauduy, and Des Chapelles Families: History and Genealogy by Dorothy Garesché Holland:

    pg. 169; shows the relationship between Alex, Ferdinand, and Father Fredrick Garesché as brothers
    pg. 253; mentions Fredrick, his parents, and siblings

    Civilian added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 30, 2011.
    ~ Garesché, Juliette McLane; Southern sympathizer and Confederate nurse at the Columbia, South Carolina powder mills. Daughter of Louis McLane and sister of Lydia Mulligan Sims McLane Johnston. Pre-war resident of Wilmington, Delaware; resided in Columbia, South Carolina during the war; post-war resident of St. Louis, Missouri.


    References:
    ~ Garesché, Peter Bauduy; superintendent of the Columbia, South Carolina powder mills for the Confederacy. Born November 10th, 1822 in Eden Park, Delaware; died in St. Louis, Missouri in 1868 (less than 2 years later, his mother also died in Missouri). Pre-war resident of Wilmington, Delaware; resided during the war in Columbia, South Carolina; and post-war resident of St. Louis, Missouri. Married Juliette McLane, a nurse at the powder mill he worked at. Son of John Peter Garashé and Cora Bauduy Chapelles (whose father was Peter Bauduy, who ran the Eden Park, Wilmington, Delaware powder mills).

    Peter Bauduy Garasché

    The Garasché Coat of Arms
    The Garasché Coat of Arms

    Father: John Peter Garesché went to Cuba during the Civil War and may have been setting up powder supplies to the Confederacy. In later years, J.P. Garesché became one of the Board of Directors of The Delaware Farmer's Bank during the period of the War of 1812. J.P.'s father, Bauduy Garesché married Josephine Dupont.

    References:
    ~ Garland, Leonidas; Sergeant, 1st Choctaw & Chickasaw Mounted Rifles, Co. "H". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) (1848) before entering Confederate service.

    References:
    • Confederate muster roll forms

      * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter

      SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Gay, John L.; Reverend and Southern sympathizer; rector of St. Luke's Church in Seaford. He refused to pray for Lincoln and resigned his commission, going to Canada afterwards.

    References:
    • The Episcopal Church in Delaware (1785-1954) by Charles A. Silliman


      *Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
      Civilian added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 30, 2011.
    ~ Gibbs, Thomas H.; Private, 41st Virginia Infantry, Co. "G". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Gilbert, G. M.; Private, 1st Virginia Artillery, Co. "K & L". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Giles, Thomas D.; 2nd Lt., 3rd Maryland Artillery, 4th Battery. 10-01-1862: was promoted to Quartermaster Sgt; 03-01-1863: promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. Other Info: Resident of Sussex County, Delaware.

    References:
    ~ Gribben, James; Private, Tennessee Light Artillery, Memphis Light Battery, Captain Tobin's Company.

    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Griffiths, Charles H.; Private, 42nd Georgia Infantry, Co. "H". Born in Delaware about 1838. Resided in St. George's Hundred, Newcastle County, Delaware as listed on the 1850 Census. Later, he resided in Monroe, Walton County, Georgia before the war.

    References:
    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument April 2016.
    ~ Hall, Samuel Warren; Private, 42nd Mississippi Infantry, Co. C. Born October 22, 1843; died on May 11, 1915. Married to Annie E. Sullivan on March 16, 1871 in Jackson, Mississippi; later moved back to Delaware. Samuel's father, a democrat, became governor of Delaware after the war.
    *Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 9, 2009.
    ~ Handy, Frederick Algernon Graham; 1842-1912. Sergeant, Confederate Signal Corps, Naval Brigade, Army of the Tennessee. Was a pre-war resident of Newcastle County, Delaware.

    Raised and trained a regiment at Marysville, VA at the beginning of the war but wasn't allowed to join the army. Instead, he joined the Confederate Navy in 1862, serving as a signal officer with the James River fleet. He was a Lt. but later became a Major in the army.

    References:
    Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, Isaac W. K. Handy, D.D.; pgs 528 & 530
    Frederick Handy's Muster Roll
        (states paroled April 26th, 1865 and pre-war residence of Newcastle County, DE)


    *Soldier and information (except muster rolls) researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 30, 2011.
    ~ Handy, Moses Purnell; 1847-1898. After federal troops wouldn't release his father from Fort Delaware, he enlisted at 17 as Lt. and aide to General Stevens of the Confederate Engineering Corps. During the war, was a resident of Port Penn, Newcastle County, DE.

    References:
    ~ Hardesty, John; Private, 4th Battery, Maryland Artillery, Co. G.

    Reference: 1860 Census, Vernon Post Office, Mispillian Hundred, Kent County, Delaware. Enumerated June 15, 1860.
    * 1860 census researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter

    Further ongoing research: A "Private John W. Hardesty" of the 1st MD Infantry Battalion Company "A" was killed during the Battle of Gettysburg (Family Relationships unknown). Reference: Goldsborough's "The Maryland Line in the Confederate Army".

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 9, 2009.

    ~ Hargrave, W. C.; UNDER RESEARCH, resident of Virginia. Enumerated on the 1850 Newark, Newcastle County, Delaware in Newark Academy, a preparatory school.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    ~ Harvey, Andrew J.; UNDER RESEARCH.* Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    ~ Hearn, Benjamin G.; Private, 1st Maryland Cavalry, Co. "B". Born in Somerset County, Maryland; resident of Sussex County, Delaware. Married Mary E. Allen on December 12, 1857.

    References:
    ~ Hearn, Samuel Batson, Private; resident of Delmar, DE.; served in the 1st Battalion Maryland Cavalry, Co. "B". Born 28th of January, 1841 in Delmar, MD. Died 9th October, 1917 in Port Royal, VA. Son of Kendal Batson Hearn (b. 1808/1809 in DE) and Elizabeth (b. c. 1814/1815 in DE). He married Mary Virginia Gibbs on 21st December, 1869 in Port Royal, VA. "Delaware Grays" SCV Camp # 2068 has been granted permission by Samuel's great-grandson, (related through Samuel's daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hearn), William R. Bruce, ATTY. (of late Smithville, TN and current resident of Georgia) to post Samuel's war memoirs titled: "Memoirs of Our Father" "Battalion of Maryland Cavalry", which can be read by clicking the selected link titled "Memoirs of Our Father". Also, a brief of Samuel and his Compatriots was printed in the Confederate Veteran Magazine (Vol. XIX, Page 382, "Why President Lincoln Spared Three Lives" By Isaac Markers), of which  a copy of the article can read by clicking the following link: "Mention of Samuel B. Hearn; C.V. magazine".

    References:
    ~ Hearn, William H., Private; resident of Laurel, Sussex County, DE.; served in 2nd Maryland Infantry, Co. "F". He was the son of Jonathan A. Hearn, and Margaret (first wife) of Laurel, Delaware.

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

    ~ Hessey, David Stewart; 2nd Lieutenant; 13th Virginia Infantry, Co. "G". Later commissioned to the 1st Confederate Engineers Corps, CO. "I". Pre-war resident of Seaford, Delaware. General, Robert E. Lee Awarded Lt. Hessey the Binoculars he holds in the photo below, after Lt. Hessey’s quick construction of a pontoon bridge. Buried in East Newmarket, Maryland alongside his wife.

    Lt. David S. Hessey
    ~ Hobbs, Russell B., Quartermaster of the CSS Alabama, was under the Command of Admiral Raphael Semmes. Russell Hobbs resided in Sussex County, near Georgetown, Delaware. Along with Russell B. Hobbs, there were several other Delawareans that also served in the Confederate Navy.

    Reference
    : "Delaware Civil War Centennial" dated 1964.

    ~ ** Horsey, Thomas J., 9th Virginia Cavalry CO. “H”, Johnson's regiment. Enlisted June 18, 1862 in Ashland, Virginia. Mr. Horsey was a courier for General Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson, May thru June 1862. Mr. Horsey resided at “Horsey’s Crossroads”, Sussex County, Delaware, he was also recognized during the Battle of Gettysburg, PA. Mr. Horsey was a POW, April 26, 1865. The southern historical society papers, 55 volumes, mentions in an article, Private Thos. J. Horsey as being deceased in an article within the Richmond Virginia Dispatch dated February 2, 1896. (Research shows that "Horsey's Crossroads" is located Northwest of Seaford, Delaware, and is now re-named {Not to be confused with Horsey's Crossroads of Laurel, DE.})

    ~ Horsey, William B.; from Seaford, Delaware. Confined and paroled from military prison in Baltimore, Maryland. Charged with aiding Confederate blockade runners. Reference: Newspaper article dated April 29th, 1864.

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

    ~ Jacobs, Edward Richards; 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. "H". Enlisted in Ashland, Virginia on June 3rd, 1861. Discharged October 9th, 1861 due to chronic kidney problems.  Other Info: Resident of Bridgeville, Delaware.

    ~ Jacobs, George Henry. (A galvanized Confederate from Delaware.) Enlisted as a private in the Federal Army on March 1st, 1862 in Smyrna, Delaware into the 3rd Regiment Delaware Infantry, Co. "C". Served in the Army of the Potomac and, on August 21st, 1864, he was captured by Confederates near Weldon Railroad in Virginia and sent to Salisbury, North Carolina prison camp where, on November 27th, 1864, he galvanized into the 32nd North Carolina Infantry, 2nd Co. "B" as a musician.

    References:
    ~ James, William H. H.;  
    ~ Jefferson, Elihu; Southern sympathizer. Aided prisoners at Fort Delaware. Lived in Newcastle, DE in 1860 and was listed as age 58. Father of Julia Jefferson.

    References:
    ~ Johns, John S.; Confederate chaplain and Episcopal bishop; 4th Bishop of Virginia who swore in Confederate President Jefferson Davis (on February 22, 1862) and General Robert E. Lee into the Episcopal church. Born July 10th, 1796 in New Castle County, Delaware and died April 5th, 1876 in Fairfax County, Virginia (reference: Kensey Johns Family Bible). He had two sons who were officers in the Confederate army. His mother, Ann Van Dyke Johns, was the daughter of former Delaware governor, Nicholas Van Dyke. He entered as a student to the Newark College at September 1st, 1848 and was honorably dismissed from the college in July 19th, 1849.

    References:
    ~ Johnston, Lydia Mulligan Sims McLane; born on January 31, 1822 in Wilmington, Delaware. Daughter of Delaware U.S. Senator, Louis McLane and sister of Juliette McLane Garesché. Married Joseph E. Johnston on July 10, 1845 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

    References:
    ~ Joynes, Edward S.; rank unknown, 3rd Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (Henley's & McAnerney's). Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) (1848) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Kinson, John; rank unknown, Virginia Heavy Artillery, Read's Company. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Lambson, John Reed; 2nd Maryland Infantry,  Co. "B". Resident of New Castle, Delaware; lost a foot during the Battle of Gettysburg.
    (Reference: "Delaware Civil War Centennial" dated 1964.)

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

    ~ Lee, Baker P., Jr; 1st Lieutenant, 32nd Virginia Infantry, Co. "F&S". Was promoted to a Major. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Littlepage, Junius A.; Private, 87th Virginia Militia, Co. "D". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) (1848) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Lloyd, Franklin; UNDER RESEARCH, 1st Virginia Artillery, Co. "B". Other Info: Resident of Brandywine. Also found in 1850 and 1860 North Carolina census, and a private of a 33rd North Carolina infantry reg't.
    ~ Martin, David A.; sailor, 13th Mississippi Infantry, Co "E" (reg't under research). Profession: Sailor; age 24. (Reference: 1860 Federal Census, Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, DE, Post Office: Seaford, June 7, 1860 ; Roll #M653_99, page 817, image 598)

    References:
    ~ Martin, Edward L.; Southern sympathizer. He was the captain of the 2nd Cavalry Seaford Militia and, in 1860, arranged for many of his Militia (along with others in Sussex County) to go to Virginia and enlist in the Confederacy. Profession: Lawyer; age 22. (Reference: 1860 Federal Census, Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, DE, Post Office: Seaford, June 7, 1860 ; Roll #M653_99, page 817, image 598.) Commanded a Southern militia of Seaford Cavalry. He was tried and found guilty of aiding and abetting the enemy. Born in Seaford on March 29, 1837 and died in Georgetown on December 13, 1886.

    References:
    ~ Martin, Hugh Jr.; 2nd Maryland Cavalry, Co. "C". Other Info: Born January 1st, 1830 in Seaford, Delaware; (of prominent Martin family of Seaford). Was a US counselor to Cuba; age 27. (Reference: 1860 Federal Census, Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, DE, Post Office: Seaford, June 7, 1860 ; Roll #M653_99, page 817, image 598.)

    References:
    ~ Martin, John E.; of Seaford, Delaware, accepted employment with the Confederate Government in June 1863. (Of the prominent Martin family of Seaford.)
    Reference: "Delaware Civil War Centennial" dated 1964.
    Confined and paroled from military prison in Baltimore, Maryland. Charged with aiding Confederate blockade runners. Reference: http://www1.vmi.edu/

    References:
    Click here to read the article published in The News Journal (DE) about the revealing of the inscription of William B. Martin's name on the Delaware Confederate Monument

    William Bruce Martin's gravestone; located in Ceadar Grove Cemetary, Salter Street, Block 0, Lot 47, Space 12, Norfolk, Virginia; reads:

    "William Bruce Martin Genl. James G. Martin C.S.A.
    and
    Mary Anne Read Martin
    Born September 18, 1846
    died May 13, 1921
    Blessed are the dead
    which die in the Lord.
    Rev. 14:13."

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2008.

    ~ Marvel, John H.; Private, 35th Arkansas Infantry, Co. F.

    Age: 18. Born about 1842 in Delaware.
    Reference: 1860 Census, Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware
    *Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter

    Additional soldier information added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 9, 2009.

    ~ May, Bushrod L..; Surgeon - Officer, 1st Company, First Rockbridge Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.

    Served as Representative in 70th Delaware General Assembly, 1858-1860.
    Tunnel's Store, Sussex County Delaware  (Selbyville area near Johnson's Corner)  

    *Soldier and information researched and contributed by William A. McKay, Newark, Delaware.

    Soldier information added to the Delaware Confederate Monument, April, 2012.

    ~ McCabe, James; rank, regiment & company under research; possibly Louisiana Infantry. Taught at St. Mary's College circa 1841.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter.
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ McDevitt, Cornelius P.; rank unknown, 1st Field Battery, Louisiana Artillery. Attended St. Mary's College in Wilmington, DE from 1857-1858.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ McKown, William; M.D. of Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, was confined in Fort Delaware for having forwarded more than 25 men from New Castle County, Delaware.

    References:
    • "Delaware Civil War Centennial", 1964.

      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.
    ~ McMurran, Joseph; Sergeant, 4th/13th Virginia Infantry, company unknown. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) (1847) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ McNeill, George Hector; Private, 38th North Carolina Infantry, Co. "K". Was a corporal at the end of the war. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ McNeill, James H..; Captain, 5th North Carolina Cavalry, Co. "A". Was a major at the end of the war. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ McRae, Alexander; Private, 26th North Carolina Infantry, Co. "H". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ McWhorter, Charles Henry; Captain, "Haslet Guards" militia (of Dover, Delaware). Born in St. George's, Delaware on December 25th, 1838. Attended Newark Academy in the 1850's. He was a merchant during the Civil War and may have shipped goods to the south. He was a Southern sympathizer and owned a horse named "Jeff Davis". In March of 1862, he refused to surrender his arms to Maryland federal troops that were occupying the state house in Dover and was arrested.

    References:
    • A History of Kent County, Delaware by Harold B. Hancock, 1975-76, pgs 29 & 30.
    • History of Delaware by Walter A. Powell, pg 518
    • Delaware During the Civil War, pg 103
    • St. George's, Delaware tax list; January 1st, 1865

      * Information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
      Civilian added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 30, 2011.
    ~ McWhorter, John; Private, 3rd MD Lt. Artillery. Born in Delaware in 1836. Lived in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.

    References:
    • Marylanders in the Confederacy, pg 215
    • 1870 Federal Census, Queen Anne's County, MD; June 14, 1870: LINK
      >>> Lists John McWhorter, age 34, as a [grainery] keeper and notes that he was born in Delaware.

      * Information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 30, 2011.
    ~ Meredith, Whitely W.; Captain of Delaware Southern militia known as "Willow Grove". Listed on census as a farmer; age 27.

    References:
    • 1860 Federal Census, Murderkill Hundred, Kent Country, Delaware (Post Office: Willow Grove); Roll: #M653_95; Page: 307; Image: 308.

      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.
    ~ Messick, Hiram Rose; 1st Maryland Cavalry Co. "G". A resident of Seaford, Delaware and was captured at the Battle of Gettysburg. Hiram Messick, in a Court trial, mentions that in October 1862 he and ten others left Seaford, via a small boat thru the Nanticoke River, and sailed South to serve the Confederacy. The others with him were named: Collison, Marvil, Peirce, Reed, O’Day, Smith, Lloyd, and three others from Bridgeville not named.

    References:
    • Delaware Civil War Centennial dated 1964.

      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.
    ~ Morrill, Joshua; rank & regiment unknown. From Seaford, DE.
    Reference: "Delaware Civil War Centennial" dated 1964.

    UNDER RESEARCH

    ~ Musgrove, Thomas H., DDS;  Private, 1st Battery Maryland Artillery.  Born Sept. 7, 1832, New Castle, Delaware; Died April 1, 1895. Believed to be buried at Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, Newark Delaware.

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument April, 2014.

    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. Beth Manchester, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter#114, Harford County, MD
    ~ Mustard, David L.; UNDER RESEARCH. Enumerated on the 1850 Newark, Newcastle County, Delaware in Newark Academy, a preparatory school.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    ~ Newton, Gordon. Private, 21st Arkansas Infantry, Co. "D". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ O'Keefe, Thomas J.; enlisted as 3rd Lieutenant, Tennessee Infantry, 29th Reg't, Co. E, later promoted to Captain and discharged as Quartermaster Sgt., Hardee's Division (which he served 14 months in). Pre-war resident of Brandywine, Rising Sun village. Connection with the Dupont Powder Mills in Brandywine, as the Rising Sun village was set up for their employees. During the Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg, on September 17, 1862,  O'Keefe and Ryan were caught across the Brandywine from Rising Sun village as suspected saboteurs.

    The suspected Confederate secret service was to blow up the powder mills. "O'Keefe admitted that he had served 14 months as a Confederate captain as commissionary of subsistence in Hardee's Division". They were ordered discharge from Fort Delaware on December 13, 1862.
    Reference: The Brandywine Home Front during the Civil War (1861 - 1865) by Norman B. Wilkinson

    T. O'Keefe, age 35, born in Ireland, merchant. (Second marriage: Sarah William Frank)
    Reference: 1860 Census, Knoxville, Tennessee

    • A History of Delaware by Walter A. Powell
    • , page 261

      * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter

      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 9, 2009.

    ~ Ott, J.; rank unknown, 16th Louisiana Infantry, company unknown. Attended St. Mary's College in Wilmington, DE from 1857-1858.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH (More info to be added; 01-27-11)
    ~ Page, John; Major, Army of Northern Virginia. Graduated from Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) in 1839.

    References:
    • The University of Delaware: A History by John A. Munroe, page 71 & 242.
    • Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. XIV by the American Council of Learned Societies, page 141.

      * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 30, 2011.
    ~ Parker, Caleb R.; UNDER RESEARCH. Enumerated on the 1850 Newark, Newcastle County, Delaware in Newark Academy, a preparatory school. Possible service in the 5th North Carolina Infantry.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    ~ Parramore, Thomas C.; 2nd Lieutenant, 39th Virginia Infantry, Co. "F". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Parramore, William R.; 1st Lieutenant, 39th Virginia Infantry, Co. "F". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Paynter, Caleb R.; Captain of Delaware Southern militia. Commanded Georgetown Infantry in 1861. (Possibly involved in skirmish near Georgetown Circle.)

    References:
    ~ Pendelton, William Nelson. Brigadier General and Chief of Artillery for the Army of Northern Virginia. Taught at Newark College from 1837 to 1839. Ordained an Episcopal Priest in Delaware. Pre-war resident of Newcastle County, Delaware.

    ~ Penington, John B. of the Haslet Guard, a state militia group; Southern sympathizer. Arrested and taken prisoner March of 1862 in Dover for having secessionist feelings, and later sent to Fort Delaware.

    ~ Phillips, John W.; UNDER RESEARCH, Southern sympathizer. Post-war Seaford postmaster in 1868.

    References:
    • The History of Nineteenth Century Laurel by Harold Hancock, pg. 96

      * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    ~ Polk, John. W.; UNDER RESEARCH. Southern sympathizer. Resident of Milford, Delaware. Noted by the Bell manuscripts. Possible service in the 2nd Battalion, Virginia infantry.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    ~ Polk, Leonidas, Lieutenant General, Army of the TRANS-Mississippi, Lorings division; KIA  June 14, 1864 on Pine Mountain, Georgia with Bibles on hand upon his death by Union artillery shell.

    Leonidas Polk was a teacher at the Seaford Military Academy near Odd Fellow Cemetery on Market Street, Seaford, Delaware.  Mr. Polk resigned his teaching position just prior to the war and accepted a Lieutenant General's position in the Georgian Confederate Army.
    - The Seaford Leader, January 20, 2000; p.13; November 8, 2001

    ~ Polk, Trusten; Confederate Colonel and politician. Other Info: Born May 29th, 1811; died April 16th, 1876 in St. Louis, Missouri; was Missouri governor in 1856, then served as Senator for the same state; presiding judge for the Trans-Mississippi. "His was a distinguished family: His father's cousin, Charles Polk, having been governor of Delaware, as was his uncle on his mother's side, Peter Causey. American President James K. Polk and Major General Leonidas Polk (see segment above) of the Confederate Army, an Episcopal bishop, also were distant relatives."

    References:
    ~ Polk, Trusten; Captain, 12th Virginia Cavalry, Co. "K", and 1st Maryland Cavalry Co. "A". Born in Sussex County, DE in 1840. Released from Camp Chase, Ohio POW Camp, March 1865, and paroled in May 1865.

    References:
    ~ Porter, Charles Eugene; enlisted in the Confederate States navy on May 24th, 1861; discharged April 1862; transferred to the 1st Maryland Cavalry in May 1862; transferred to the Fluvanna Virginia Artillery in September 1862, then transferred back to the Confederate States navy August 1863. Other Info: Born August 10, 1842 in Dover, Delaware; died March 3rd, 1908.

    Read about Charles Porter's CSA service during the Civil War. Mrs. Beth Manchester forwarded this reference for the photo she submitted: "The picture I sent of Charles Porter is of a placard in the museum in Kinston, NC where the CSS Neuse is housed. It is on a wall where they tell about the crew and what life was like on the ironclad."

    Charles_Porter_CSA_Naval_Sailor.doc

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

    ~ Pratt, John S.; Southern sympathizer and clerk of the Senate. Arrested and taken prisoner March of 1862 in Dover for having secessionist feelings, and later sent to Fort Delaware. Enumerated on the 1850 Newark, Newcastle County, Delaware in Newark Academy, a preparatory school.

    References:
    ~ Presson, William; rank and regiment under research. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Price, Franklin A.; Confederate hospital steward. Other Info: Resident of Delaware City, Delaware.
    Medical assistant in General Johnson's corp. He was captured and sent to Fort Delaware.

    References:
    ~ Price, Theodore, of Seaford, Delaware, accepted employment with the Confederate Government in June 1863, enlisting into the Confederate Army. Imprisoned in Baltimore, Maryland, without trial, then later was returned to the Confederacy.
    Theo M. Price served within the Texas 12th Infantry, CO. "C", NCS, 1st Lt.

    References:
    • Delaware Civil War Centennial, 1964.

      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.
    ~ Reed, James H.; UNDER RESEARCH. Enumerated on the 1850 Newark, Newcastle County, Delaware in Newark Academy, a preparatory school.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    ~ Robinson, George Julian, A.K.A. Julius, Sergeant, 5th Texas Infantry Regiment, CO. "A", “Hoods Brigade”. A Resident of Georgetown, Delaware. Sergeant Robinson was severely wounded during the Battle of the Wilderness Campaign. Two of his Cousins from Georgetown, Delaware also served the Confederacy.

    References:
    ~ Robinson, George W.; UNDER RESEARCH, 1st Maryland Artillery. Resident of New Castle, Delaware. Possible sailor of the Robinson silversmithing family in Sussex County, Delaware.
    ~ Rogers, John Thomas.; UNDER RESEARCH,  27th Virginia Infantry.
    ~ Ross, Caleb; Private, 9th Virginia Cavalry, Company “H”. Enlisted in Ashland, Virginia on June 28th, 1861 in Johnson’s Regiment, Captain William H. "Fitzhugh Lee", Nephew of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee, commanded Caleb’s Regiment know as the “Virginia Rangers”. Caleb is the Son of Former Delaware Governor, William H. Ross, who served from 1851-1855. Caleb was born August 31, 1841, and a resident of Seaford, Delaware. Caleb died of Typhoid Fever on September 17th, 1861, while in Confederate Service, and was brought home and is buried in Seaford, Delaware.

    References:
    ~ Ross, W. C.; rank and regiment under research. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Ross, William H.; ex-Delaware governor and Confederate sympathizer. Father of Caleb Ross (above); defender of Southern rights and his believe that Delaware should take her stand with the states of the South. Sent other young Delawareans South to join the Confederate army. Born in Laurel, Delaware on June 2, 1814 and died in 1887, buried in Seaford (DE) in St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
    Click here to read a biography from a book by Emerson Wilson about William H. Ross.

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.
    ~ Roth, Edward. Born in Ireland. Resided in Wilmington, Newcastle County, DE in 1850 and attended St. Mary's College in Wilmington, DE.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Rust, Catesby Fleet (1819-1894T), a farmer of Seaford, Delaware, accepted employment with the Confederate Government in June 1863. Served in Senate from 1878-1880 as a Democrat.
    Born November 22nd, 1819 in Bridgeville, Delaware at "Woodburn" estate. Profession: lawyer.


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    This revolver was given to Castesby F. Rust by his brother Charles P. Rust on July 2nd, 1864. Charles P. Rust captured the revolver from a Northern Delaware soldier about 18 years of age.
    Photo and wording referenced from page 228 of Confederate Presentation and Inscribed; Swords and Revolvers, by Daniel D. Hartzler, of Libertytown, Maryland.

    References:
    ~ Rust, Charles Palmer, 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. "C" and transferred to Co. "H", May 1862. Charles Rust became a courier for General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, and on July 1864 was discharged from Confederate Service for being a "non-resident" of the Confederate States. Born September 9th, 1841 in Laurel, Delaware and married Sally Ross (daughter of Governor William H. Ross and sister to Seaford's famed Caleb Ross, also of the 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. "H".).

    References:
    ~ Satterfield, Daniel, of Milford, captured during the Battle of Gettysburg, was then sent to Fort Delaware POW Camp.

    References:
    • Delaware Civil War Centennial, 1964.

      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.
    ~ Saulsbury, Dean, of Dover fought at Gettysburg. Regiment unknown.

    References::
    • Delaware Civil War Centennial, 1964.

      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.
    ~ Saulsbury, Ezekiel, captured during the Battle of Gettysburg, was then taken to Fort Delaware POW Camp. Ezekiel Saulsbury served within the Virginia 23rd Cavalry, Co. "D", Sergeant, and Virginia 62nd Mounted Infantry 2nd Co. "M", rank Sergeant.

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

    ~ Saulsbury, William C., Sergeant, 4th Kentucky Infantry, Company "F". Within the Saulsbury home place burying ground in Delaware stands a monument with William's name inscribed that states: "William C., b. 1835, Son of Margaret Ann and James Saulsbury, entered the Confederate Army and was never heard from again." Muster Records show William enlisted at Camp Boone, Tennessee on 8/1/1861, and died on 11/21/1861 in Nashville Tennessee. William is related to Delaware's Governor, "Grove Saulsbury", who served from 1865-1871.

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007..

    ~ Scott, James B.; Private, 23rd Virginia Infantry, Co. "F". Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Scott, Robert; rank, regiment & company under research; possibly Georgia Infantry. Attended St. Mary's College in Wilmington, DE from 1857-1858?
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Simms, Dr. John H; Sr. Southern sympathizer. Dr. Simms lived at the northeast corner of 4th & King Streets in Wilmington (Ward 4), Newcastle County, Delaware.¹ He was forced to fly a Federal flag in the window of his house.¹


    Click here to see a page from Wilmington: A Pictorial
    History
    by Dr. Carol Hoffecker¹ detailing the Simms
    house and pharmacy.

    References:
    ~ Simms, John H.; Jr. UNDER RESEARCH

    References:
    ~ Shipley, Joseph, M.D. of Seaford, Delaware, accepted employment with the Confederate Government in June of 1863 and was accused of being a strong Southern sympathizer and of having smuggled medical supplies and other goods by boat, from Seaford, across the Chesapeake Bay into the South. He was captured and given no trial and was imprisoned in Baltimore, Maryland. Afterwards, he was ordered back into the Confederacy. Captain, Joseph C. Shipley, served as a general surgeon for General in Staff, Capt. of ACS.

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

    ~ Smith, Gilley; of Marshy Hope Bridge. Captured during the Battle of Gettysburg; sent to Fort Delaware P.O.W. Camp.

    References:
    • Delaware Civil War Centennial, 1964.

      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.
    ~ Spady, Southey G.;  Corporal, Co. A, 27th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Gaillard's Bn.) . Attended Newark College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument April 2016.

    ~ Spence, James; Private, enlisted July 22nd, 1861 in Captain A. R. Courtney's company, Virginia Light Artillery (Henrico Art'y, General Early's Division). In the Virginia Light Artillery, he served in Jos. W. Latimer's company while stationed at Port Royal, Virginia; later served in Captain William A. Tanner's company (also part of the Virginia Light Artillery), "Jones' Batt'n" and "Cutshaw's Batt'n". Had earlier service in the 7th Brigade, Ewell's Division. On August 9th, 1862, he was wounded at Slaughter Mountain, Virginia. By special order #120-20 of the Adjutant Inspector's General's office of the Confederate States, Private James Spence was detailed to special duty on detached service from his unit from May 26th, 1863 to the end of the war in the 4th Infantry Batt'n, Co. F (this unit was part of the Confederate Naval Batt'n for Richmond's defenses) by order of the Secretary of War to work in the machine shop of the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia where they made artillery cannons. At the end of the war when Richmond fell, family records state that James Spence drove Jeff Davis' train from Richmond as they were fleeing from the Federal soldiers. Died at age 82 on April 2nd, 1921 in the Robert E. Lee old soldiers' home in Richmond, Virginia.



    Photo contributed by great-great grandson, C. Douglas Faison.
    References:
    ~ Spence, James H.; Private, 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. "D".  Enlisted on October 14th, 1861 at Landcaster County, Virginia. When he enlisted, he was a 34-year-old clerk. Honorably discharged for disability on July 17th, 1862 at Camp Stuart by William Fitzhugh Lee. He was born in Newcastle, Delaware.

    References:
    • Muster Roll Bio

      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.
      INFORMATION UPDATED JUNE 2010
    ~ Stuart, Wilson M.; UNDER RESEARCH, clerk in the U.S. Treasury Department during the war; visitor to Dover at 2nd Manassas, September 30, 1862 behind Confederate lines.  Mother and sister lived in Dover.

    References:
    • Manuscripts of Mr. Bell

      *Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    ~ Vallandingham, James, Rev., Pastor of White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, Newark, Delaware, had two sons that joined the Confederate Army. Reverend James Vallandingham's pro-southern sermons were said to have been approved by nine-tenths of his congregation.
    His two sons' service records are believed to be listed as:

    ~ Vallandingham, James Laird, Pvt., Co. "B",  1st Maryland Cavalry and also served within the Maryland Artillery 4th Battery. Born 1845; resident of Newark, Delaware.

    ~ Vallandigham, Irving Spence; Co. "B", 1st Maryland Cavalry. Other Info: Born August 26th, 1840.

    Soldiers added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

    ~ Vickers, Washington A., Private, 2nd Maryland Infantry, Co. "G" & Co. "A". Pre-war resident of Seaford, Delaware; born in Seaford in 1842. Post-war returned to Delaware and was a life guard for the US Lifesaving Service along the Delmarva shores, of which service encompassed Accomak County, Virginia in 1880 at age 37, and eventually coming to a lifesaving station at Bethany Beach, Delaware. Washington A. Vickers, age 78, is shown in a 1920 census residing in Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware. A bio. of Washington Vickers is mentioned in the local paper Delaware Wave, Wednesday, July 6th, 2005, page AT6 & AT11.

    Private Washinton A. Vickers of Confederate 2nd Maryland Infantry, Co. 'G' and 'A'
    Photo and other information donated by and added with permission of  granddaughter Marjorie Hudson Wellborn, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Caleb Ross Chapter #2635.
     
    Click here to read Marjorie Hudson Wellborn's notes on her Grandfather, Washington A. Vickers.

    Click here to look at the service record of Washintgon A. Vicker, donated by Granddaughter Marjorie Hudson Wellborn.

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

    ~ Watts, Alexander; rank unknown, 51st Georgia Infantry, company unknown. Attended St. Mary's College in Wilmington, DE. Listed as residing in DE on the 1850 census and in Georgia on the 1860 census.

    References:
    • 1860 Federal Census

      * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
      SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ West, Joseph Jr.; 1st Maryland Cavalry, Co. "E". Other Info: Born 1835; resident of New Castle, Delaware.

    Reference: 1860 Federal Census, Appoquinimink Hundred, Newcastle County, DE, dated June 15, 1860, Post Office: Middletown, family #52; Roll #M653_96, page 707, image 11

    Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 12, 2007.

    ~ White, David Henry; mess steward, C.S.S. Alabama. He resided in Sussex County, Delaware and is listed in the New York Herald's November 1862 article as "colored", listed on the 1850 census with his parents and siblings as "black",  and listed on the 1860 census as "a black servant" (see links below). David served onboard the C.S.S. Alabama as a full-fledged member of the crew and received a full seaman's pay as a mess steward. David had came to be upon the Alabama after the vessel he was employed on, the Tonawanda, was captured on the date October 9, 1862 by the Alabama. David was listed as an assistant in the galley, and within the New York Herald article is mentioned as an apprentice, and under under the laws of the state of Delaware of that time, would have been freed when of age 21, thus when captured by the Alabama, David was taken on board as contraband by articles of war of the time (because David did not have free papers) and was eventually freed by Raphael Semmes and was then employed by the Alabama. Two crewmen were also enlisted from the captured Tonawanda, an ordinary seaman, William Halford, and David White, the 17-year-old slave (as noted by the Alabama). The Tonawanda, navigated by its captain, Theodore Julius, was in route from Philadelphia to Liverpool, England.
    On the Alabama, David became a popular wardroom mess steward, as well as a paid crew member of the ship; David White repaid this action with faithful service. Upon word of Lincoln's emancipation and while in port in Australia, David refused to return to Delaware against the wishes of Federal loyalist. David, who could not swim, went down with the ship after the battle with the U.S.S. Kearsarge near Cherbourg, France, on Sunday the 19th of June, 1864. It is unsure whether David was a slave, an indentured servant, or a Nanticoke Indian. The Nanticoke Indians were not supposed to have been left on Delmarva, were not recognized until later in the 1900's as having existed on the shore, and were supposed to all have been transferred westward on the infamous "Trail of Tears". In this case, looking at the censuses, all Nanticoke Indians would have been enumerated as "black" or "mulatto", therefore, seeing as David is listed with his entire family on the 1850 census, would lend that this was a free family (or at least not a slave family). Also, on the 1860 census, David is listed in the Lewestown hotel (enumerated in Millsboro, Delaware) as a servant and possibly looking for work; somehow the hotel used these servants as hired hands, thus how David came to be on the Tonawanda. Also of note, on the 1850 census of Edward Watson, the listed hotel keeper in Lewestown, is a Jane Wright (age 22, black female, born in Sussex County, Delaware). It is noted that the Wright surname is also of Nanticoke Indian heritage. Along with that of the captain of the Wavecrest (which was in route from New York to Cardiff), John E. Harmon (of Frankfort, Delaware), who was previously captured by the Alabama, it is therefore possible that David White, listed as "colored", was neither black nor slave, but Nanticoke Indian (the Nanticoke Indians of the time would not have had free papers, as they were residing in Sussex County (namely Millsboro area) and would not have legally "existed"). Ongoing research may prove or disprove this theory.
    Reference: "Delaware Civil War Centennial" dated 1964,
    "Service Afloat", by Raphael Semmes,
    and "Two Years on the Alabama", Page 35 & 252, By: Lt. Arthur Sinclair
    ~ Wooters, Alexander; Private, 1st Maryland Cavalry, Co. "E".

    References:
    • 1850 Federal Census, Murderkill Hundred, Kent County, DE; Roll #M432_52, page 241, image 484 (age 13)

      *Soldier and information contributed by Jay and the Arnold Elzey SCV Camp #1940

      Soldier added to the Delaware Confederate Monument April 2015.

    ~ Wright, Allen. Private, Choctaw Infantry, Captain Wilkin's Company. Attended Delaware College (modern-day University of Delaware) before entering Confederate service.
    * Soldier and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter
    SOLDIER UNDER RESEARCH
    ~ Young, Maria Virginia Purnell Handy; 1840 - 1872. Worked in military hospitals and with the Confederate Treasury Department. Pre-war resident of Newcastle County, Delaware.


    References:
    • Annals and Memorials of the Handys and Their Kindred, Isaac W. K. Handy, D.D.; pgs 528 & 530
       *Name and information researched and contributed by Ms. E. Anne Happoldt of Dover's Colonel Hasslett Daughters of the American Revolution chapter

      Civilian added to the Delaware Confederate Monument on May 30, 2011.