James Thomas Blizzard Military Records
James was the son of Voluntine Blizzard and Elizabeth Levett of Blythewood, Fairfield Co, South Carolina.
He married, (according to the name referenced on his death certificate in Virginia,) Mary E(lizabeth) Blizzard, of Doka, which today is Blythwood. Originally Blythewood was in Richland Co, until the boundries were changed. James' wife's maiden name was Lizzie Lee as stated on the death certificate of his only child, James
"Thomas" Arthur Blizzard, by informant Lula Blizzard Lucas. So why do people keep stating she was Elizabeth Martin when Aunt Lula stated her grandmother's maiden name was Lizzie Lee? Lizzie Martin was married to Ezekiel Blizzard, son of John Blizzard of Richland Co, SC, and fist wife Emma. Ezekiel was in the same unit as James T. Blizzard. John Blizzard also married Rebecca and they had at least three females named Lizzie about the same age living in their household at the same time.
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Index of Records
Co B, 7th Batt, Enfield Riffles, South Carolina Index of Military records for James T. Blizzard
Muster Roll pg 1
James enlisted in Winnsboro, Fairfield Co, SC, 15 Dec 1861.
Muster Roll pg 2
Muster Roll pg 3
Muster Roll pg 4
Muster Roll pg 5
Muster Roll pg 6
Missing in Action
Wounded pg 1
Wounded pg 2
James T. Blizzard Hospital Index
Notice he addressed his mother's envelope to Elisabeth, but her tombstone has Elizabeth. I don't know why his father Voluntine was not included in the greeting, however, it's possible he was away in the military, too. This copy of the letter was given to us by Tillman's couin Lounette Blizzard. The original is in the Museum in a glass case in the Civil War section as in the photo below.
Hospital Muster Roll 1
Hospital Muster Roll 2
Letter Home to Mother and Siblings from the Lincoln Hospital in Washington, DC.
Death at Lincoln Hospital
Hospital Personal Property Inventory
Certificate of Death and Interment pg 1
Certificate of Death and Interment pg 2
Burial Website of Hollywood Cemetery Where you can share your known biography stories of Pvt. James T. Blizzard
Subject of this webpage.
Letter from Bob Olsen of "Find A Grave."
Thanks to Bob Olsen we have an image of the Confederate Soldiers Burial ground below, taken close to one hundred years ago, it appears to be. One of the tombstones belongs to my husband Tillman's great-grandfather Pvt. James Thomas Blizzard, father of James "Thomas" Arthur Blizzard, buried in Kings Grove Cemetery, Pelion, South Carolina. "Thomas" aka "Jim" Blizzard was raised by his grandparents, Voluntine and Elizabeth Blizzard to whom he wrote the letter above as a prisoner of war in Lincoln Hospital, Washington DC.
Pvt. James T. Blizzard was first buried in Arlington Cemetery. All the graves of common soldiers from Confederate states in Arlington Cemetery were removed and re-buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia. (I wish we had known about this while we lived in Virginia.)