4.036 Pendleton Gaines DARWIN

Male 1824 - 1869  (45 years)


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  • Name Pendleton Gaines DARWIN 
    Title 4.036 
    Born 21 Jan 1824  Jackson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Civil War: CSA Enlistment 18 Mar 1862  Choctaw County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    AL: 1st Battalion Alabama Light Artillery; Pvt. (Co. D). AL: 29th Alabama Volunteers; Pvt. (transfer from 1st Battalion Light Artillery, 30 Apr 1864). 
    Died 24 Aug 1869 
    • US Territory
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.36

      Little is known about Pendleton Gaines Darwin, who was born 21 January 1824 in Jackson Co., Tennessee. By 1850, the Alabama census for Choctaw County shows Pendleton, aged 26, living in the household of William Waldripe and his wife Elizabeth, where Pendleton's occupation was given as a mechanic.

      I believe that he married Martha Cooper in 1851 and to this union there were three children who were all born possibly in Choctaw Co., AL.

      During the Civil War, Pendleton enlisted 18 March 1862 as a private in Co. D, 1st Battalion Alabama Light Artillery Regt CSA at Choctaw County and served from 23 Apr. 1862 to 30 Apr. 1864, at which time he transferred to the 29th Regt Alabama Volunteers.

      As regards his death in "Indian Territory", I note that Mattie Patton Darwin makes the cautious statement:
      Pendleton Gaines Darwin. Supposedly killed by the Indians when going out to California to join his brother Andrew. Last heard of in St. Louis where he joined a wagon train for the West.
    • References:

      Ann Darwin
      Leslie S. Hill
      Tim Grana

    • Sources pending:

      CSA Compiled Service Summary:

      * Enlisted 18 March 1862 as a Private in Company D, 1st Battalion Light Artillery Regiment Alabama, at Choctaw County by Lt. Campbell; term of enlistment, 3 years or the war. $50 enlistment bounty paid.
      * Present on Muster Rolls from 23 April 1862 to 30 April 1864.
      * Muster Roll for period 28 February 1863 to 30 April 1863 notes: To forfeit one months pay by sentence of Court Martial.
      * Muster Roll of 31 October 1863 to 31 December 1863 notes: Detached service at Fort Morgan Dec. 19 1863.
      * Muster Roll of 31 December 1863 to 29 February 1864 notes: Transfd to Co. F Jany 1 1864.
      * Muster Roll of 1 April 1864 gives location: Fort Morgan
      * Muster Roll of 29 February 1864 to 30 April 1864 notes: Transferred to 29 Ala Vols


      The Compiled Service Record does not extend beyond this transfer. From other secondary sources, we know that the 29th Alabama Regiment (brigaded with the 17th and 21st Alabama, and the 37th Mississippi, under the command of Brig.Gen James Cantey) had been stationed near Mobile since July 1863. In April 1864 (at the time of Pendleton Gaines Darwin's transfer into the unit), the brigade was ordered to join General Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee. Marching first to north Alabama, the brigade was added to Lt. Gen. Polk's Corps, and reached Rome, Georgia, by 1 May 1864.

      On 5 May 1864, the unit was marched to Resaca, Georgia, with orders to hold that position, and was involved in some skirmishing there. On 28 July 1864, at the Battle of Ezra Church, nearly half the regiment were casualties. The regiment also sustained severe losses on 30 November 1864 at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. Few of the regiment survived to the surrender in 1865.

    Person ID I3705  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2010 

    Father William Washington DARWIN,   b. 12 Aug 1769, York County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth GAINES,   b. Abt 1780, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1850  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1820 
    • ? in Tennessee
    Family ID F1174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha COOPER,   b. Abt 1851, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1851  MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Elizabeth DARWIN,   b. 17 Jun 1852, Choctaw County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1934, Moselle, Jones County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. John William Pendleton DARWIN,   b. Jun 1855, Choctaw County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Jones County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
    +3. Nancy Gaines DARWIN,   b. 31 Jul 1860, Choctaw County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1934, Rankin County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2009 
    Family ID F1208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jan 1824 - Jackson County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1851 - MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil War: CSA Enlistment - AL: 1st Battalion Alabama Light Artillery; Pvt. (Co. D). AL: 29th Alabama Volunteers; Pvt. (transfer from 1st Battalion Light Artillery, 30 Apr 1864). - 18 Mar 1862 - Choctaw County, AL Link to Google Earth
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