Name - Collin Postell Hucks
Birth Date: 27 Feb 1840
Birth Place: Horry District, South Carolina
Death Date: 19 May 1921
Burial Place: Brown Swamp Meth. Ch. Cem., Horry Co., S.C.
Military Service - C. S. A.
Enlistment Date: 3 Jan 1861
Discharge Date: Released from Point Lookout prison in Jul 1865
Company and Regiment: Co. A, 26th S.C. Infantry, 9th S.C. Battalion
Military Unit Details:
Parents: Thomas Hucks 1796-1884 & Margaret Squires 1798-1874
Wife: Emma T. Jenkins
Children: Edward, Albert, Collin, Daniel, Malcolm, Curtis, Olen, Austin, David, Franklin, Frederick, and Edgar
Interesting Facts -
Collin grew up on Hucks Road near Aynor, SC. He was engaged to be married when the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter in April 1861. Collin Hucks enlisted in 9th Battalion S.C. Inf., CSA. When that regiment was virtually wiped out early in the war, the remaining men were taken in by the 26th SC Infantry, CSA. Collin’s four older brothers also enlisted; John Wesley Hucks, William Robert Hucks, David McRollin Hucks, and Isaiah Gause Hucks. David and Isaiah did not come back from the war. A 6th brother, Daniel Nathan Hucks, stayed home during the war to farm and take care of the family. Daniel was also responsible for sending back deserters; he was shot while plowing a field and many thought it was a deserter he had sent back. Collin was captured at South Side Rail Road, VA on April 1, 1865 and transferred to Point Lookout Confederate Prison Camp, Maryland where he remained until released June 28, 1865. After signing the agreement (as C.P. Hux), he and a small group of men walked home together barefoot. Once home, Collin finally married Emma and raised 12 sons on Hucks Road. He became a successful farmer and lived to the ripe old age of 81.