Name - Elisha Tyler

Elisha_Tyler

Birth Date: 14 Mar 1841

Birth Place: Columbus County, N.C.

Death Date: 20 May 1915

Burial Place: Bayboro Baptist Church Cem., Horry County, S.C.

 

Military Service - C. S. A.

Enlistment Date: 11 Jul 1862 in Charleston, S.C.

Discharge Date:

Rank: Private

Company and Regiment: Co. B, 1st S.C. Siege Train

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Family -

Parents: Jackson Tyler & Elizabeth Soles

Wife: Amelia Anne King

Children: William, Elisha, Mary, Everette, Avy, Potaphair, Joseph, Moses

 

Interesting Facts -

Listed as wounded with a concussion on Morris Island, S.C. from Aug 20- Sept 6, 1863. When soldier James T. Booth was sentenced to death for desertion (he went home to see his sick wife), Elisha Tyler intervened.  He begged them not to shoot Booth, that he was a good man with 3 small children at home.  The captain agreed to a pardon, if Tyler could get a commanding officer to agree.  Tyler rode his horse until he got the signature, therefore saving Booth’s life.