The Medders Family
US Civil War Memorial
American Rev War Memorial
American Civil War (1861–1865)
was fought in North America within the United States of America, between
twenty-three mostly northern states of the Union
and the Confederate
States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that
declared their independence and claimed the right of secession from the
Union in 1860-1861. The war claimed more American lives than any other
conflict in history, with approximately total killed (1.78% of
population) and over 970,000 casualties (3.09% of population). The
causes of the war, and even the name of the war itself, are still
debated (see the article Naming
the American Civil War).
states seceded shortly after the
election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 – even before he was
The map above represents the states that were involved during the US Civil
war; Red representing the Southern forces and Blue representing the Union Forces. The light blue are northern
states that permitted slavery. The unshaded areas were not states before
the civil war.
States of the Deep South, where slavery and cotton plantation
agriculture were most dominant, formed the Confederate States of America
(February 4, 1861), with Jefferson
Davis as President, and a governmental structure closely modeled on
Constitution (see also: Confederate
States Constitution). After the Battle
of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Lincoln called for troops from all
remaining states to recover the forts, resulting in the secession of
four more states: Virginia (April 17,
1861), Arkansas (May 6, 1861), North
Carolina (May 20, 1861), and Tennessee
(June 8, 1861).
This site is dedicated to our
family members that made the ultimate sacrifice
McGinty T. CASON, C.S.A.1816-1863
It is interesting to note that McGinty and the brother of his sister-in-law Joel Walker both received that same decoration the same year. Joel the brother of Phoebe Walker wife of Hillery Cason died in a confederate hospital in Virginia on 20th January 1863. McGinty T. Cason was the son of Frederick Cason and Elizabeth Williams and the brother of Hillery Cason who was in the same Company.
Smith, C.S.A 1834-18th Dec 1864
Wounded at the Battle of Honey Hill, Jasper County, South Carolina. Died of his wounds in Confederate Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina. Dennis was the brother-in-law of Margaret “Medders” Smith and brother of Edward J Smith.
Company F 47th
Regiment Georgia Infantry
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. John Hatch
[US]; Col. Charles Colcock [CS]
Description: Leaving Hilton Head on November 28, a Union expeditionary force under Maj. Gen. John P. Hatch steamed up the Broad River in transports to cut the Charleston & Savannah Railroad near Pocotaligo. Hatch disembarked at Boyd’s Landing and marched inland. On November 30, Hatch encountered a Confederate force of regulars and militia under Col. Charles J. Colcock at Honey Hill. Determined attacks by U.S. Colored Troops (including the 54th Massachusetts) failed to capture the Confederate entrenchments or cut the railroad. Hatch retired after dark, withdrawing to his transports at Boyd’s Neck.
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