Reunion of Confederate Veterans

Photograph taken at Camp Branch Church July 4, 1908

Research by Caleen Watts indicates that most of those pictured were in the South Carolina 26th Regiment. There were 10 Companies in the Regiment. Manigault’s Battalion, also known as 6th, was made up of men mostly from Sumter, Clarendon and Williamsburg Counties.

Anyone who can provide additional information on any of these men, or identify any of those unknown, is urged to contact the Sumter County Genealogical Society.

BACK ROW_Left to Right:
1. John Lynch
2. Unknown
3. Wash Cockfield
4. I.E. Lee
5. Unknown
6. Unknown
7. Joe Miles
8. Vander (Evander) Sauls (Millie Driggers’ gg grandfather)
9. Jim Matthews
10. Caleb Hatfield (Aubrey Hatfield’s ancestor. Buried Sumter Cemetery, b.1847)
11. Unknown
12. Madison Parrot
13. Ed McKnight
14. Sam Cooper Godwin

FRONT ROW_Left to Right:
15. Pleasant Floyd
16. Shersumtercountygenealogicalcenter.orgwood Lee
17. Unknown
18. Harvey Brown
19. Henry Collins
20. Jeff Matthews
21. Unknown
22. Unknown
23. Unknown
24. Frank Collins
25. Unknown
26. John Morris

*On the back of the large (11”X17”) copy of the photograph is written in an old hand: “This picture was made July 4, 1908 at Camp Branch Church”

This photograph was contributed to the Sumter County Genealogical Society by Millie Driggers, the granddaughter of #8. Evander Sauls. She granted permission to post the photo.

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