Name - William Snodgrass McCaskill

WS McCaskill

Birth Date: 03 May 1832

Birth Place: Fayetteville, North Carolina

Death Date: 13 Feb 1908

Burial Place: First Baptist Church Cemetery, Conway, S.C.

 

Military Service - C. S. A.

Enlistment Date: 04 Sep 1861

Discharge Date: 08 May 1862

Rank: Brevet 2nd Lieutenant

Company and Regiment: Co. G, 10th S.C. Reg.

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Family -

Parents: John and Sarah McNeill McCaskill

Wife: Madora M. Strickland

Children: Nine children, five who died quite young, and living at the time of his death: W.S. McCaskill, Jr., Mrs. H.N. Sessions, Mrs. W.L. Mishoe.

 

Interesting Facts -

McCaskill was a Baptist minister after the war and traveled throughout Horry County performing weddings, baptisms and funerals. His obituary states, "REV. M'CASKILL DEAD - Aged Minitster of the Gospel Crosses The River. - WAS GENERALLY BELOVED. - For sometime he had been patiently suffering from the effects of a disease contracted during his service in the civil war.....His life was full of good deeds.....Perhaps no man of the time was more universally loved. He was one of the most earnest and effective preachers of the gospel, and a hard worker in the cause of the Missionary Baptist church to which his great life's work was principally devoted."

After being a prisoner in "four yankee prison ships and two prisons" he was released at City Point, Va.  He returned to his company at Culpepper Courthouse, Va., and served with them in northern Virginia, until this health failed him again and he was given a honorable discharge.