Name - Richard Bushrod Singleton

 

Birth Date: 17 Sep 1847

Birth Place: Socastee area of Horry District, South Carolina

Death Date: 26 Mar 1917

Burial Place: Singleton Cemetery, Socastee, Horry County, South Carolina

 

Military Service - C. S. A.

Enlistment Date: 01 Jan 1862

Discharge Date: Last on muster roll January/February 1865

Rank: Promoted to sergeant, 1 May 1864

Company and Regiment: Co. D, 9th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Pee Dee Legion) & Co. E, 26 South Carolina Infantry

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Family -

Parents: Samuel Grier Singleton (1794-1852) and Eliza C. Tillman (1805-1889)

Wife: Elizabeth C. King (1852-1921)

Children:

Ann “Annie” E. Singleton (1878-1935)
Samuel “Sam” Grant Singleton (1886-1973)

 

Interesting Facts -

Richard Bushrod Singleton enlisted for Confederate military service at the age of 16.

He was captured April 5, 1865 around Southside Road, Va. Imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland. Signed the oath of allegiance and was released June 20, 1865. He walked home from Maryland.