Name - Samuel Scarborough Sarvis


Birth Date: 25 Sep 1843

Birth Place: Horry District, South Carolina

Death Date: 16 Dec 1931, Socastee, Horry County, S.C.

Burial Place: Hebron Methodist Church Cemetery, Bucksville, Horry County, South Carolina


Military Service - C. S. A.

Enlistment Date: 1 Jan 1862

Discharge Date: 9 Apr 1865

Promoted to 2nd Lieut. upon special orders effective 15 Jan 1863.
Promoted to 1st Lieut. on 8 Jun 1864.
Near the end of the war he was elected as Capt. of the Socastee Light Infantry

Company and Regiment: 26th Reg., S.C.V.

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Family -

Parents: Cornelious Benjamin Sarvis and Mary Hannah Green

Wife: Lucy Ellenita Grissett

Children: George F., Samuel S., Frances S., Hannah G., Paul G., Honor S., Lucy, Rueben C., Gilbert G.


Interesting Facts -

Samuel "Samie" was the brother of Moses Floyd Sarvis and Joseph Asbury Sarvis.

He was captured while on picket near Secessionville, outside of Charleston, S.C., on 16 Jun 1862. He was part of a prisoner exchange and rejoined his company on 13 Dec 1862. In early 1863, under special orders, he led a small group back to Horry District on a recruiting mission. Later, in November 1863, under special orders, he led a group of officers back to Horry District to "for the purpose of arresting Deserters" or "men absent without leave". On November/December 1863 muster roll he signed the Company's roll as Commanding Officer.