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        CSA BELCHERS "J"


        Belcher J. C. TN 9 Btln (Gant’s) Cav F C P

        Note: On Broadfoot list and muster roll of box 231, extraction 3, and record 2858.

        Belcher J. Clinton SC 7 Inf C C P Tr 2SCCAV

        J. C.(Clinton SC 2 CAV G C P TR SCHOLLEG

        J. C. SC HOL LEG INF C C P Surv

        Note: On roster in Caldwell’s History of a Brigade and Broadfoot list as J. Clinton for 7th Inf. This company was organized in Abbeville, SC, and H.(Henry) C.(Clay) Belcher was in the same company. Muster roll of box 381, extraction 2, and record 3431. Probably served in the 7th first and joined the 2 Cav. when the Army was reorganized in 4/62. Broadfoot and muster roll has him as J. C. with a box 381, extraction 2, and record 3429. Broadfoot and muster roll has him as J. C. in Cavalry Battalion Infantry Regiment Holcombe Legion with box 381, extraction 2 and record 3430. CWSR has a J. C. Belcher in all three units. I feel certain that one person was in all three units, but I am not sure off the sequence.

        He was shown on the 1870 SC Census Index living in Abbeville. I am sure he is of the Robert Belcher of Edgefield family, but do not have a direct link on a pedigree chart.

        Belcher J. F. MS 3BN Ashcroft’s CAV C C

        Note: On Broadfoot list, but not on muster roll .

        Belcher J. F. VA 26BN Inf C C 3/26/64 6/12/65 P Surv

        Note: Enlisted (drafted) 3/26/64 in 26 Battalion VA Inf, Co. C (Edgar’s Battalion) in Greenbrier, WV. Present through 10/31/64. Paroled at Charleston WV 6/12/65. Age 18, 5’10", light complexion, brown hair and blue eyes. On regiment roster, Broadfoot list, , and muster roll of box 382, extraction 4 and record 2702, but not VA Archives . Five other Belchers served in this unit.

        Belcher J. R. VA 2 Cav D C P TR 30VA

        J. R. VA 30Vols C P

        Note: 2nd was Radford’s Regiment, Radford’s Rangers. Not on Broadfoot, but muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, record 2727 with alternate regiment of 30th VA Vols. and alternate name of John Beuhler.

        Belcher J. W. GA 39 Inf B C Tr 10TXCAV

        J. W. TX 10 Cav B C 6/12/62 Died NO

        Note: Buried in Texas Confederate Cemetery in Clarke Co... Miss. Not in HDS for GA Inf. nor Broadfoot . Info. comes from Internet listing of cemetery names. He does show in the Broadfood listing for the 10th Texas Cav. Co. B. Rank ?. Birth ? died 6/12/62, where ?, Buried in Clarke Co. Miss. in Enterprise Confederate Cemetery in Clarke Co., MS. Muster roll for the 10 TX is box 227. extraction 3 and record 861. There is another J. W. Belcher buried in the Texas Confederate Cemetery, also located in Clarke Co. Miss.Note: I believe J. W. of 39th GA and 10th TX are the same person, but there is no muster roll for the 39 GA. I believe the cemeteries are the same. This may be John, son of Beverly. John was married to Susan Abbott and was a brother of Robert L. (48th GA) and William (T) (30th GA) or William (7th GA) who died at Elmira Prison.

        Belcher James VA 16 Cav F C

        Note: On Broadfoot and muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, record 2693. Not in VA Archives.

        Belcher James GA 1 Olmstead Inf A C P Tr 21BTNGA

        James GA 21BN CAV B C P

        Note: On Broadfoot list for both. Muster roll for 1 GA is box 226, extraction 5 and record. For 21 Battalion, box 226, extraction 5, record 564.

        James Belcher

        Residence not listed; a 45 year-old Farmer. Enlisted on 1/30/1862 at Northampton County, NC as a Private. On 1/30/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. NC 3rd Light Artillery (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * On rolls 12/31/1864 (place not stated) * Deserted 4/16/1865 (place not stated) * Paroled 4/27/1865 Greensboro, NC Promotions: * Artificer 4/30/1863 Other Information: born in Chesterfield County, VA source:-North Carolina Troops 1861-65,A Roster.

        Note: HDS has him on roster for 3rd NC Battalion of Light Artillery. They do not have a roster for 3rd NC l. art Regiment

        Belcher James NC 3 Battln L Art A C 4/27/65 p-Artifice deserted Par Bentville Surv

        Note: Enlisted on 1/30/1862 at Northhampton Co. NC as a Private. 45 year old farmer. On rolls 12/31/64. Deserted 4/16/65. Paroled 4/27/65 at Greensboro, NC. Promoted to Artificer(?) 4/30/63. On Broadfoot and muster roll of box 230, extraction 3, and record 1598. Born in Chesterfield County, VA James Belcher

        James Belcher

        Residence GA; Enlisted on 2/22/1862 as a Private. On 2/22/1862 he mustered into "G" Co.GA 20th Infantry He was Killed on 7/1/1862 at Malvern Hill, VA Source:- Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865.

        Note: This is James L. Belcher.

        Belcher James L. (A.) GA 20 Inf G C 2/22/62 7/1/62 P KIA Malvern Hill NO

        Note: Enlisted as a Private and resided in Muscogee Co. GA. Killed 7/1/62 at Malvern Hill, VA. On Texas Pension Rolls (23306) for Bosque Co... TX, claim No. 23306 for widow’s pension. Born 1845, Jasper, GA. Wife Mary E. ?. Son of Obadiah Russell, Sr. and Comfort Maddux. Brother of Green Berry, II, John M. (32nd GA) and william D. (41st GA). Note: Georgia is in the process of entering the pension files on line. James Belcher is the first and only Belcher to date. There are differences between the pension file and the HDS data. HDS says James was killed 7/1/62 at Malvern Hill. Pension file says he was enlisted 3/6/62 and "mortally wounded at 2nd Manassas (8/29-30/62) and died the night of the battle." A witness, James Newhouse, same Company, stated he "died from a wound to the knee and bled to death on the battle field. There was a James J. Newhouse of Muscogee, GA in same company. His widow, Elizabeth Belcher filed in 1890 and was awarded a pension of $100.00 . The state of Texas has a pension file #23306, Bosque Co. for the wife, signed as Mary E. Belcher. I believe the GA and TX files are for the same person, son of Obediah, born 1845 in Jasper, Co. GA. On Broadfoot list as James and muster roll of box 226, extraction 5, record 66.

        Six Belchers served in the 20th GA.

        Belcher George Washington GA 20 Inf C C 6/14/61 4/9/65 P-SGT Par Appo Surv

        Belcher James L. (A.) GA 20 Inf G C 2/22/62 7/1/62 P KIA Malvern Hill NO

        Belcher Jefferson GA 20 Inf G C

        Belcher Solomon GA 20 Inf G C 7/15/61 4/9/65 P W Columbus GA Surv

        Belcher Elamon GA 20 Inf G C P

        Belcher Thomas Jefferson GA 20 Inf G C 2/22/62 10/17/64 POW PLO TR Union

        James Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 6/20/1861 at Clarksville as a Private. On 6/20/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. VA 38th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * Detailed 6/15/1862 (place not stated) (As cook) source:-The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

        Note: He also served in the 14th VA and died of disease in that regiment. There were seven Belchers to serve in the 14th. Refer to Beverley Augustus Belcher for a list of these, but i will repeat them here.

        Beverley A., Co D Served at two seperate times so there is two entries for him.

        David B, Co. A

        James, Co. G2

        John, co. G

        John E., Co. D

        Peter F., Co. D

        R. H.(Richard H.), Co, D.

        John was drafted in 1864, so he could be the John that served for three week in the 38th VA. Don't know anything about this group regarding who was related to who, but I bet they all related.

        Belcher James VA 38 Inf I C 6/20/61 6/27/62 P Tr 14 VA

        James VA 14 INf G2 C 6/27/62 1/5/63 P DOD Richmond NO

        Note: Enlisted in the 38th Inf 6/30/61 at Clarksville,VA as Private. Present 7/8/61 until AWOL 11/13/19/61. Forfeited one month’s pay by order of Courts Martial. Transferred to 14th VA Inf 6/27/62. Absent, sick in hospital 12/24/62 and died of typhoid fever at Richmond General Hospital 1/5/63. Both on Broadfoot roster. For 14, muster roll is box 382, extraction 4, record 2693. For 38th, muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, and record 2695.

        John Belcher served about three weeks in the 38th, Co. I and was discharged . Don't know why . Seven Belchers served in this regiment and three of them died, one MW and two DOD. Listed in VA Archives. .

        James Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 6/30/1861 at Clarksville, VA as a Private. On 6/30/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. VA 38th Infantry He was transferred out on 6/27/1862 On 6/27/1862 he transferred into "G" Co. VA 14th Infantry He died of disease on 1/5/1863 at Hospital, Richmond, VA (Died of typhoid fever) He was listed as: * AWOL 11/3/1862 (place not stated) * Returned 11/19/1862 (place not stated ) (Sentenced to forfeit 1 mos. pay) * Absent, sick 12/24/1862 (place not stated) Source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

        Note: A dupe of the James above. The reason for the 10 days discrepancy come from the two seperate entries in HDS which is copied from the VA Regimental Series.

        James D. Belcher

        Residence: Pike County Ky son of James Belcher and Polly Drake Mccombs Enlisted on 11/2/1861 at Pike County, KY as a Private. On 11/2/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. KY 5th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 10/20/1862 Source:- Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65

        Note: My records show five Belchers in the 5th KY Mtd Inf and the James is listed as James W. and I have seen a James M., but have not seen it as James D. My entry for him is:

        Belcher James W.. (M.) KY 5 MTD Inf G C 10/21/61 10/20/62 P Surv

        Note: Enlisted 10/21/61 as a Private in Pike Co, KY. mustered out 10/20/62/. Lechter Co. KY. Data from 1890 Special Census was printed Sept. 1897 in Lechter Heritage News pp. 5-12. Broadfoot has him as James W. Muster roll of box 277, extraction 1, and record 2838. Data is quite close and appears to be the same person, and I believe James and Polly would be his parents. The Ancestry.com Civil War Service Records (CWSR) (list of names and units only) lists him as James W. Belcher.

        Belcher Isaac N. KY 5 Mtd Inf C C 9/3/62 Deserted

        Belcher James W.. (M.) KY 5 Mtd Inf G C 10/21/61 10/20/62 P Surv

        Belcher Lewis KY 5 Mtd Inf G C 10/2/61 9/1/62 P Tr 1VASL

        Belcher John Wesley,JR. KY 5MTD Inf C C 9/1/62 P deserted 6/18/63 Belccher Levi KY 5MTD Inf C C 1/9/62 W Chikmauga,Jonevill

        Belcher James H. (Harvey) VA 8 Cav H C POWEXC PLO 11/7/64

        Note: Regiment history for the 8th CAV has only the following: Captured at Fisher’s Hill 9/22/64. POW at Point Lookout, MD 10/31/64. Exchanged 11/7/64. Five other Belchers in 8th Cav. P. P. and H. D. were in same company and enlisted in Mercer Co., WV. H. D. is probably Henry D. and James’ father. Waddy was also in the 8th Cav, Co. B. May have been brother of Isom G. (45th VA/ 23rd VA) and Alexander B. (60th VA). There was also a James H. in the 6th VA inf and the CSA Navy.

        Those in the 8th VA Cav. were:

        Belcher Henry D. VA 8 Cav H C 5/5/62 P

        Belcher Isaac VA 8 Cav H C

        Belcher James Harvey VA 8 Cav H C POWEXC PLO 11/7/64 Surv?

        Belcher L. F. VA 8 Cav E C

        Belcher Philip P. VA 8 Cav H C 5/5/62 2/26/65 P POWEXC Surv

        Belcher Waddy C. VA 8 Cav H C 6/23/65 P Par Charleston WV Surv

        James H. Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 5/9/1861 at Manchester, VA as a Private. On 5/9/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. VA 6th Infantry He Re-enlisted on 4/15/1862 He was transferred out on 9/16/1863 (Transferred to C.S. Navy. Enlistment extended) (Born in 1827) Source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series.

        Note: In Belcher Blue there is additional information that says he was severely wounded in the right leg at 2nd Manassas. This disabled him and then he enlisted in the Confed. Navy were he was wounded and received an artificial limb. Applied for pension 4/22/84.

        Belcher James H. VA 6 Inf I C 5/9/61 9/16/63 P TR Navy

        James H. VA CSANavy Navy C 9/16/63 Seaman Surv

        Note: Enlisted 5/9/61 at Manchester VA as a Private. Transferred 9/16/63 to C. S. Navy Enlistement extended. Born 1827. Sure he is the same person as Jim Belcher, Confederate Navy, Seaman on the ship "Richmond". Listed in Virginia Archives as on "leave of absence at evacuation of Richmond." In the Official Records of the Confederate State, found a James Belcher listed on the muster roll for the CSS Albemarle and Halifax Station; A. F. Warley Commanding, and J. W.. Cooke, Captain for period Jul-Sep 1864 (page 274). No mention of any other ship. On the Richmond, he was on same ship with Lee Belcher. Listed in VA archives. Listed on 1883 pension disabled roll for artificial limbs from Richmond, VA. On Broadfoot and muster roll for the 6th with box 382, extraction 4 and record 2797. A muster roll for James N. of box 382, extraction 4, and record 2698 with an alternate name of James H. Belcher.

        Belcher J.(James) L. AL 19 Inf K C tr 9AL Inf

        James L. AL 9 Inf D C P

        Note: Not on Broadfoot, muster roll of box 374, extraction 4. record 920 with alternate name of James L. Belcher. On CWSR he is listed as J. L. with alternate name of James L. Belsha. From the CWSR there is a J. L. Belcher who served in the 19th AL Inf. I am assuming they are the same person and served in both units

        Belcher James (Mack) VA 23 Militia Inf C 3SGT

        Note: 3rd Sgt. Listed in VA Archives. Not on Broadfoot and no muster roll.

        NOTE: The following entry is quite confusing and may involve two different people

        Belcher J. (James) MarionTN 9 Wards CAV G/H C 7/26/61 2/62 P DD frozen feet Enl 15TNCAV

        James M. (Marion) TN 15 CAV G/H C P

        James M. (Marion) TN 23 Inf A2 C 2/62 4SGT9TNCav

        J. (James) Marion TN 17 Cav C

        Note: On Broadfoot and muster roll for both units. For 15, box 231, extraction 3, record 2857. For 9th, box 231, extraction 3, and record 2856. The CWSR has two entries for James M. in 15th and 9th TN Cav. Enlisted July 26, 1861, in 9 TN Cav Ward’s). He was discharged for disability from frozen feet and eyes injured on retreat from Bowling Green KY in Feb.. 1862. Enlisted in 15th TN Cav. after Feb. 1862. He may have also served in the 23rd TN Cav and the 17th TN Cav. Broadfoot has them listed as J. Marion and internet rosters show them as J. or James Marion. No muster roll for 23rd and 17th. I tend to believe the name is James Marion and he served in all four units. Need to do more research to sort out. HDS does not have TN soldiers in their data.

        Belcher J. (James) N. SC 1 CAV A1/G C

        Note: On Broadfoot list as J. N. for both companies and muster roll of I. H. with alternate name of J. N. and roll of box 381, extraction 2 and record 3428 with second record for J. N. of 3434. Son of Robert Edmund Belcher of the Edgefield Belchers. He had two brothers to serve in the war. His brothers Henry Clay and John H. were in the same company. W. H., a cousin, also served in the 1st SC Cav.

        Belcher James Oliver AL 8 Livinston CAV I C Moses Cav

        James O. AL Moses SQ CAV A C Surv

        Note: On Broadfoot list for both units as James O. Muster roll for the 8th is box 374, extraction 4, and record 915. For Capt. Moses’ squadron, box 374, extraction 4, and record 915. Wife Amanda Phillips and a son born in 1862 in Cass Co. MO. The CWSR has him in Livingston's Cavalry with alternate unit of Moses' Squadron..

        James R. Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 3/15/1862 as a Private. On 3/15/1862 he mustered into "B" CoVA 4th Cavalry He was Surrendered on 4/18/1865 at Richmond, VA He was listed as: * POW 7/5/1863 Greencastle, PA * Exchanged 7/31/1863 Fort Delaware, DE * Hospitalized 10/20/1864 Howard Grove Hospl * Returned 3/9/1865 (place not stated) Source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

        NOTE: Believe he served in VA State Guard and 10th VA Cav. prior to serving in the 4th VA Cav.

        Belcher James R. VA State GD Inf C Capt tr 10 CAV

        J. (James) R. VA 10 Cav I C 5/9/61 3/20/62 2LT-3LT Resigned tr 4 Cav

        James R. VA 4 Cav B C 3/15/62 4/18/65 P POW F DEL Surv

        Note: Enlisted Henrico Co. 5/9/61 in 10th CAV. Probably served earlier in VA State Guard as a Captain.. Present through 6/30/61. Resigned 3/20/62. Enlisted as Private on 3/15/62 in 4th VA Cav. Troop B. There is a slight discrepancy of a few days regarding his resignation from 10th to 4th Cav. Interesting that he quit as a Captain and immediately enlisted as a Private. This may indicate that a second person is involved. No record in the 4th until he became a POW 7/5/63 at Greencastle, PA. Exchanged 7/31/63 at Fort Delaware, DE. Hospitalized 10/20/64 at Howard Grove Hospital. returned 3/9/65, place not stated. Surrendered on 4/18/65 at Richmond, VA. . Died 12/17/72, age 36. Buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond. The VA Archives has 4 cards for J. R. Belcher, with one for the Virginia State Guard and he is listed as Captain. The HDS data base only lists one J. R. for the 4th.and only 1 in Broadfoot list. I believe he is the same person as J. R. of 4th VA Cav and and James R. of 10 VA cav. Muster roll for 4 VA, box 382, extraction 4, record 2699. For 10 VA, box 382, extraction 4, record 2700. Listed in VA Archives, Broadfoot and HDS. Born Henrico Co. 1838. age 22. Eastern District of Henrico Co., 1860 census..

        Belcher James R. (B.) AL 37 Inf I C P Note: On broadfoot as James B. and muster roll as James R. of box 374, extraction 4, record 913. On CWSR as James R. Belcher

        Belcher James W.. (M.) KY 5 MTD Inf G C 10/21/61 10/20/62 P Surv

        Note: Enlisted 10/21/61 as a Private in Pike Co, KY. mustered out 10/20/62/. Lechter Co. KY. Data from 1890 Special Census was printed Sept. 1897 in Lechter Heritage News pp. 5-12. Broadfoot has him as James W. Muster roll of box 277, extraction 1, and record 2838. .

        Belcher Jeff J. AL 3 Inf F C P

        Note: On Broadfoot list. There is a J. J. Belcher, whose widow filed a pension claim rejected for Palo Pinto Co. Julia Belcher filed claim. Do not know if he did not serve, nor met the residency or poverty standards . Have not found a J. J. that served in a Texas unit, but there was a J. J. in 27B SC unit. Not on Broadfoot list, but there are several people that could have very well had a wife named Julia who lived in Texas. Muster roll of box 374, extraction 4, record 918. There was a James J. with an alternate name of Jeff J. and roll of box 374, extraction 4, record 914. .

        Belcher Jefferson GA 20 Inf G C

        Note: CWSR has a Jefferson in Co. G, but the HDS roster of the 20th GA shows only George W. and James:

        Belcher Jefferson H. VA 57 Inf I C 11/26/61 P DD for age Surv

        Note: Enlisted as a Private, Nov. 26, 1861 discharged for age. Company I was known as the Pittslyvania Life Guards and was organized 7/17/61. There were 4 other Belchers in the regiment, but he is the only one in Co. I. Not on Broadfoot list or muster roll. NFR.

        Jesse Belcher

        Residence not listed; 17 years old. Enlisted as a Private (date unknown). He was listed as: * Paroled 6/23/1865 (place not stated) He also had service in: "C" Co. VA 23rd Battn Infantry He was described at enlistment as: 5' 4", hazel eyes, dark hair Source: - The Virginia Regimental Histories Seriiies

        Belcher Jesse (G.) VA 23BN Inf C C 6/23/65 Paroled

        Note: HDS shows, Residence not listed; 17 years old. Enlisted as a Private (date unknown). He was listed as: * Paroled 6/23/1865 (place not stated) He also had service in: "C" Co. VA 23rd Battn Infantry He was described at enlistment as: 5' 4", hazel eyes, dark hair. The 23rd VA Batt'n is also known as the 1st VA Batt'n Infantry.

        NOTE: Two others were in the Battalion.

        Belcher Isom G. VA 23Btln Inf C 6/12/65 P Par Surv

        Belcher John VA 23Btln Inf C C 6/23/65 P Par Surv

        John Belcher

        Belcher, John - See Company I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry for first record. Enlistment expired October 19, 1862. Enlisted in Company G, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, Seemed to have more patriotism than health. Double barreled shotgun valued at $20 furnished by Thomas Love.

        NOTE: Believe John also served in the 9th TN CAV

        John Belcher

        No record saved for accouterments lost. Debtor for one bayonet, scabbard lost, $1.00. Enlisted in Company G, 9th Tennessee Cavalry,

        NOTE: Both entries are for same person. Another one of those confusing TN boys in multiple units. May be two people. James Marion Belcher was also in the 9th TN Cav.

        Belcher John TN 2 Robinson Inf I C 10/19/61 10/19/62 P TR 9TNCAV

        John Tn 9 Wards Cav G/H C Tr 7TNCAV

        John TN 7Btln Bennets Cav A C TR 22TNCAV John TN 22 Cav D C

        Note: Entered service Oct. 19, 1861 at Hurtsville, Sumner Co.. TN., was then Trousdale County in 2nd (Robinsons) infantry, part of Walkers Legion. Enlistment expired Oct. 19, 1862. Then enlisted in 9th (Wards) TN Cav. Co.. G. This John also served in the 7th TN Cav., and 22 TN Cav., as well as 9th TN Cav. May have left Infantry due to health and later joined Cavalry units. When he enlisted he was provided with a double barreled shotgun, valued at $20.00 which was provided by Thomas Love. For 9th, muster roll is box 231, extraction 3, and record 2861. For 2 TN Inf, box 231, extraction 13 and record 3499. The CWSR for John 2nd TN Inf. has an alternate name of Simeon F. Elliot which means to me that John was a substitute for Simeon Elliot..

        John Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 8/10/1864 at Clarksville, VA as a Private. On 9/28/1864 he was drafted into "G" Co. VA 14th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * POW 4/5/1865 Amelia Court House, VA * Confined 4/8/1865 City Point, VA (Estimated day) * Confined 4/13/1865 Point Lookout, MD * Oath Allegiance 6/23/1865 (place not stated) (Released) He was described at enlistment as: 5' 10.0", fair complexion, Blue eyes, Dark Brown hair Source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

        NOTE. He was also in the 38th VA Inf.

        John Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 3/22/1862 at Clarksville as a Private. On 3/22/1862 he mustered into "I" Co. VA 38th Infantry He was discharged on 4/12/1862 Source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series.

        NOTE: Believe he also served in the 14th VA Inf.

        Belcher John VA 38 Inf I C 3/22/62 4/12/62 P Tr 14VAInf

        Belcher James VA 38 Inf I C 6/30/61 6/27/62 P Tr 14VAInf

        Belcher Beverly Agustus VA 14 Inf D C 4/24/61 6/20/65 Corp POW Hart's IS. Surv

        Belcher James VA 14 INf G2 C 6/27/62 1/5/63 P DOD Richmond NO

        Belcher John (E) VA 14 INf G C 8/10/64 6/23/65 P POW PLO Surv

        Belcher Peter F. VA 14 Inf D C 4/21/61 9/3/61 SGT DOD No

        Belcher Richard H. (A.) VA 14 Inf D C 6/24/64 6/20/65 P POW city Point Surv

        Belcher David B. VA 14 Inf A C 3/16/64 5/30/64 P MW Chester Sta 5/10 No

        Belcher John VA 38 Inf I C 3/22/62 4/12/62 P Tr 14VA

        John (E) VA 14 Inf G2 C 8/10/64 6/23/65 P POW PLO Surv

        Note: Enlisted 3/22/62 in Clarksville, VA as a Private in the 38th VA inf. Discharged 4/12/62. Enlisted 8/10/64 at Clarkesville. assigned from Camp Lee 9/28/64. POW Amelia court House 4/5/65. Transferred from City Point, VA to Point Lookout on 4/13/65. City Point is present Hopewell, VA, which was used as a federal POW depot and prisoner exchange point. Took oath of allegience and was released 6/23/65. John survived, but at least 44 men of this regiment died as POWs. Fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, 5’10".

        There were six Belchers in the 14th VA, including a John (E.). James also served in the 38th VA prior to serving in the 14th VA which has led me to assume John was in the 38th earlier. The CWSR shows John in 14VA G, and alternate unit of 38VA. It looks like he served a one-year enlistment in the 38th and two years later the dradt was after him and he then served in the 14VA.. Listed in VA Archives., Broadfoot and muster roll. For 38th, box 382, extraction 4, record 2712 and 2713. For 14th, box 382, extraction 4, record 2707.

        John Belcher

        Residence not listed; 40 years old. Enlisted on 9/3/1861 at Big Sewell, VA as a Private. On 9/3/1861 he mustered into "L" Co. VA 45th Infantry He was transferred out (date not stated) He was listed as: * Deserted 11/19/1861 (place not stated) * Paroled 6/23/1865 (place not stated) He also had service in: VA 23rd Battn He was described at enlistment as: 5' 7", dark eyes, grey hair Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - The Virginia Regimental Histories Seriiies

        Note: Both these Johns in the 23rd VA Batt'n are the same person.

        John Belcher

        Residence not listed; 40 years old. Enlisted on 9/3/1861 at Jeffersonville, VA as a Private. On 9/3/1861 he mustered into "C" Co. VA 23rd Battn Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * Detached 12/1/1863 (place not stated) (Scout) * 6/12/1865 (place not stated) He was described at enlistment as: 5' 7", dark eyes, dark hair Source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

        Note: The above two Johns are the same person.

        Belcher John VA 45 Inf L C 9/3/61 P Deserted 11/19/61 TR 23Btln

        John VA 23Btln Inf C C 6/23/65 P Par Surv

        Note: Enlisted 9/3/61 at Big Sewell VA as a Private. Deserted 11/19/61. Transfered to 23rd VA Inf Battalion. Paroled 6/23/65. Age 40, 5’7", dark eyes, grey hair. Probably father of Isom G. In Broadfoot and muster roll there is a John W. with a slightly different description for the 45th. There is no entry for John in the muster roll or Broadfoot for the 45VA. John W.served in a different company and was from Tazewell County. For the 23rd, in Broadfoot and muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, record 2710.

        Belcher John SC 3 INF D C P

        Note: On Broadfoot list and muster roll of box 381, extraction 2, record 3435. Probably from Spartanburg and son of Cyrus and Margaret Belcher. .

        Belcher John AL Tarrant Btln L. ART C P

        Note: On Broadfoot list and muster roll of box 374, extraction 4, record 922. NFR.

        John Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 2/28/1863 at Buchanan County, VA as a Private. On 2/28/1863 he mustered into "F" Co. KY 14th Cavalry (date and method of discharge not given) Source:- Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65

        Note: There were two Johns in the 14th KY Cav. One a John and the other a John M.

        Belcher, John: KY 14 Cav F C 2/28/63 P

        Note: There were five Belchers in the 14th. There were also a John M.in Co. K.

        Belcher John VA 3 Batln Archers Reserves Inf E C P

        John VA Caldwel Batln Cav Grahams Co. C P

        Note: For 3rd, on Broadfoot list and muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, and record 2705. For Caldwell’s, Broadfoot and muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, and record 2706. Caldwell's Battlion served from 8/7/62 until 1/15/63. HDS has no rosters for these units. May be two different people.

        John Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 3/6/1862 at Lebanon as a Private. On 3/6/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. VA 37th Infantry He was Killed on 8/9/1862 at Cedar Mountain, VA Other Information: born in Russell County Source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series another source Russell County Civil War files: Biographical record for John Belcher. Parents: Samuel H. Belcher and Nancy ----- Date of Birth: ca. 1841 Birth Place: Russell Co. Units: 37th Infantry 1850 Census Household: 737 age 8 1860 Census Household: 314 age 19 Death: 8/9/1862 (CSR) Belcher John 37th C Enlisted:3/6/62

         

         

        Belcher John VA 37 Inf C C 3/6/62 8/9/62 P KIA Cedar Mt. VA NO

        Note: Enlisted 3/6/62 at Lebanon, VA for 3 years. Killed 8/9/62 (3 days over 5 months after enlistment) at Cedar Mountain, VA. At Cedar Mountain, Stonewall Jackson’s command suffered a near disaster. The 37th VA suffered 81 casualties and John was one of them. He was born and enlisted in Russell Co. and the 1860 Russell Co. Census had had him on page 314 as age 19. Parents were Samuel H. and Nancy Belcher. George W. Belcher of the 29th VA Inf. was his brother.

        The company was enlisted in Russell Co. VA, in April 1861, and went immediately to the front and was in the war from start to finish. On the roster published by C. B. Price (Corporal in Co C) in the Southern Historical Society Papers (Vol XXXI), the name is John Belther, killed. Price developed his history in 1902 (37 years after the war) and showed the status of each of the 130 men who served in the company. Seventy one of them were dead (55%)in 1902, but only 18 (14%) had been killed during the war. This means that 53 had died during or since the war, which seems quite high. Several probably had died of disease during the war but, the high fatality rate indicates that the stresses of wounds and disease had taken an even greater toll. It would be interesting to know how typical these percentages are for Confederate regeiments that faced four years of combat.

        Note: Belcher Blue has note that John died in Patrick Co. in 1896. John and Nancy were married in 1844, she was born in 1844. Nancy applied for a pension in 1908 at age 83. she lived with ssons George and John.

        Belcher John, SR. VA 51 Inf H C

        Note: Enlisted as a Private and on post war roster only. Listed in VA Archives., but not Broadfoot or muster roll. Father-in-law of Costley Belcher who married Mahala Belcher, and son of Benjamin, Sr. Married to Nancy ? who was on pension roll for $100.00. Nancy lived in Patrick County VA in 1880s.

        Those in 51st VA:

        Belcher Costley VA 51 Inf D C 6/14/61 4/65 P POWEXC PLO Surv

        Belcher John, SR. VA 51 Inf H C

        Belcher Noah VA 51 Inf D C P Deserted 3/30/63

        Belcher Peter B. VA 51 Inf D C 6/14/61 4/65 P POW PLO Surv

        Belcher Reed VA 51 Inf D C 2/15/63 P Deserted 3/30/63 Surv

        Belcher John A. VA 14 Cav F C 9/10/62 5/6/63 4SGT TR36BATCAV

        John A. VA 36 Batln Cav E C 5/6/63 4/27/65 Sgt POWPAR Camp Chase Surv

        Note: Co. F(1st). Enlisted in Boone Co. on 9/10/62. Absent on horse detail in NC 4/63. Transferred 5/6/63 to 36th VA Battalion, Cav. Co. E Paid 5/16/63 Present until captured Amhearst Court House 6/12/64. Sent to Camp Chase.Released 4/27/65. For 14th, not in regiment roster or broadfoot, but muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, and record 2713. Born VA circa 1835. For 36th, on Broadfoot and muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, and record 2714. Farmhand, age 25, Petonia PO, Boone Co., 1880 census. 5’7", gray eyes, dark hair. There may have been two other John Belchers to serve in the 14th, in Co.s D & I.

        Belcher John A. C. VA 41 Inf E C 3/15/62 P-Corp Tr 26Btln

        John A. C. VA 26Batln Inf C C 3/26/64 6/12/65 P Par Appo

        Note: Enlisted 3/15/62 as a Private in 41 VA Inf. Mustered in 4/11/62. Absent sick 5/15/62, place not stated. An entry in HDS for 41st VA shows him as John A. C. Belches. Listed in VA Archives as J. A. C. and J. S. C. for same unit. I believe these two entries are for the same person. Muster roll is box 382, extraction 4 and record 2692, but not in bradfoot. Transferred to the 26th VA Inf. Battalion Co. C as a Private. Enlisted 3/26/64 at Monroe draft, Greenbrier Co., WV. Present throughout 10/31/64 roll.On roll at Appomattox Court House Paroled at Charleston WV6/12/65. Question: If he was at Appomattox, why was he later paroled at Charleston, something confused. Age 18, 5’10", light complexion , brown hair, blue eyes. NFR. Need to verify both units from HDS

        John B. Belcher

        Residence not listed; 24 years old. Enlisted on 4/18/1861 at Edgecombe County, NC as a Private. On 4/18/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. NC 1st Infantry He was Mustered Out on 11/12/1861 (Or 11/13/61.) source:- North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

        Note: Also served in 61st NC.

        John B. Belcher

        Residence Edgecombe County NC; a 22 year-old Farmer. Enlisted on 4/18/1862 at Wilson County as a Sergeant. On 4/18/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. NC 61st Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * On rolls 11/15/1862 (place not stated) * On rolls 8/15/1863 (place not stated) * Detailed 10/22/1863 (place not stated) (Detailed in ordnance dept) * Returned 4/30/1864 (place not stated) * 8/2/1864 (place not stated) (Sick) * Returned 9/15/1864 (place not stated) * On rolls 12/15/1864 (place not stated) (No further record) Promotions: * 3rd Lieut 6/8/1864 * 2nd Lieut 7/30/1864 Other Information: born in Edgecombe County, NC source:- North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster

        Belcher John B. NC 1 Inf A C 4/18/61 11/12/61 P-Artificer Tr 61NC

        John B. NC 61 Inf F C 4/18/62 Sgt-2LT

        Note: Enlisted 4/18/61 at Edgecombe Co. NC as Private. Mustered out 11/12/61 or 11/13/61. 24 years old.. May be son of Harry, same outfit Enlisted on 4/18/62 as a Private in Wilson Co., NC in 61st NC Co. F. Residence and born in Edgecombe Co. NC, farmer. On roll 11/15/62, 8/15/63. detailed 10/22/63 in Ordnance Department, place not stated. Returned 4/30/64. Sick 8/2/64 and returned 9/15/64. On roll 12/15/64, Promoted to 3rd Lt 6/8/64 and 2nd Lt 7/30/64. For 1st NC, on Broadfoot and muster roll of box 230, extraction 3, record 1539. For 61st, on Broadfoot and muster roll of box 230, extraction 3, record 1600. HDS,

        Belcher John D. TN 11 Homan Part. Rangers CAV G C P

        Note: Both on Broadfoot list. For 11 Cav, muster roll of box 231, extraction 3, record 2863. For Partisan Rangers, box 231, extraction 3, record 2864.

        Belcher John D. AL 29 Inf G C P

        Note: Company G was Seals Guards from Barbour County, AL. Sherrod J. and Philip Green Belcher were in the same company. John Lewis Belcher was in Co K. On Broadfoot list and muster roll for J. D. of box 374, extraction4, and record 917. The regiment was organized 3/10/62 and mustered out 4/26/65 at Durham Station NC. There were less than a 100 men to surrender at the end.

        John D. Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 7/8/1861 as a Private. On 7/8/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. GA 13th Infantry He was Surrendered on 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA He was listed as: * POW 7/5/1863 Gettysburg, PA * Paroled 11/1/1864 Point Lookout, MD * Received 11/15/1864 Venus Point, GA Source:- Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865

        Note: He was John Daniel Belcher.

        Belcher John Daniel GA 13 Inf E C 7/8/61 4/9/65 P POW PLO, Par Appo

        Note: Enlisted as a Private 8 Jul. 1861, captured at Gettysburg, PA, 5 July 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout, MD, 1 Nov. 1864. Received at Venus Point, Savannah River, GA, 15 Nov. 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, VA., 9 April 1865. Randolph Co... GA, "Randolph Volunteers." May be John Daniel Belcher, b. 2/9/1839, d. 4/28/1921. was in CSA and married Sarah Caroline Lee (reported to be 1st Cousin of Robert E. Lee). Children John David and Alphonza. Owned no homestead or home. $50.00 worth of household goods. Died 4/28/1921.Son of Elijah Clark Belcher 11th GA Battalion and 47th GA) and brother of Thomas M. P. On broadfoot and muster roll of box 226, extraction 5, and record 68.

        John E. Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 8/28/1864 at Chesterfield Co., VA as a Private. On 8/28/1864 he mustered into "D" Co. VA 14th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * Paroled 4/26/1865 Manchester, VA source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

        Belcher John E VA 14 INf D C 8/28/64 4/26/65 P POW ? Surv

        Note: Enlisted Chesterfield County, 8/28/64 and present until 9/10/64. Must have been captured because he is paroled 4/26/65 at Manchester. Listed in VA archives and on Broadfoot list. Muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, record 2715. Data I have is taken from the 14th VA regimental history and there is no evidence that he enlisted earlier in a different VA unit. Chesterfield County is adjacent to Amelia County and the army would have marched through there on the way to Appomattox, so he may have gone home rather than surrender. In that case he would not have been a POW. The 14th VA did not have many to surrender and accept their paroles at Appomattox. There were only 8 officers, 49 men and 2 regimental medical staff personnel to surrender. Company A was from Amelia County and there were 0 at Appomattox. I don’t know how many from Company, but I will be et very few, the men simply stayed home as the army retreated through the area.

        John F. Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 7/10/1861 at Henry County, VA as a Lieutenant. On 7/10/1861 he was commissioned into "F" Co. VA 57th Infantry He Resigned on 1/26/1863 He was listed as: * On rolls 12/15/1861 (place not stated) * Absent, sick 12/15/1862 (place not stated) - The Virginia Regimental Histories Series.

        Note: Also served in 39th Battalion VA Inf., maybe? A note in Belcher Blue raises an interesting point. which states: John F. Belcher from VA, enlisted 10 July 1861 in Henry Co. He was a Lt. in 57th VA Inf., Co. I. Died 1 July 1862 in Henry Co. of consumption contracted while in the Civil War. Married Susan M. Belcher of Mountain Valley, Henry Co., VA. Susan applied for a pension on 14 May 1888. The following agrees on unit and enlistment date, but different company and that John died over a year before he resigned. Unsure who this John F. is.

        Belcher John F. VA 57 Inf F C 7/10/61 1/26/63 LT Resigned Enl 39 VA

        John F. (J.) VA 39th Battln CAV D C P

        Note: Enlisted 7/10/61 as LT. in 57th VA. Residence Henry Co. VA. On roll 12/15/61, absent sick 12/15/62 (place not stated). Resigned 1/26/63. Henry S. and Granville W. were in the same company of the 57th. Enlisted in 39th Battalion VA Cavalry, also known as Richardson’s Battalion of Scouts, Guides, & Couriers, and 13th Battalion VA Cavalry. Shows in Broadfoot list for both units. Muster roll for John F. in 57th is box 382, extraction 4, record 2717. For John F. in 39th the muster roll is box 382, extraction 4, record 2716. A record for John J. in 39th is box 382, extraction 4, record 2718 with alternate name of John F. A second record for John O. in 39th is box 382, extraction 4, record 2720 with alternate name of John F. In VA Archives there is a card for John I, but not in Broadfoot list. I am sure they are all the same person.

        Belcher John H. SC 1 CAV A C P

        Note: On broadfoot and Muster roll of box 381, extraction 2, record 3436. A second muster roll for J. H. of box 381, extraction 2, and record 3432. From the Edgefield Belchers. Son of Robert Edmond and Rebecca. His brother Henry Clay was also in the same company of the 1st Cav.

        Belcher John H. AL 21 Inf F C P Tr ALC.INST

        John H. AL Cp Inst C

        Note: For 21 AL, On Broadfoot list and muster roll of box 374, extraction 4 and record 919. On Broadfoot for the AL Corps of Instruction at Talledega and muster roll of box 374, extraction 4, and record 923.

        Belcher John H. GA Troop County Art Capt Carleton’s Co. C P

        Note: On Broadfoot roster and muster roll of box 226, extraction 5, and record 69.

        Belcher J. (John J. (James SC 27 Inf B C

        Note: On Broadfoot and muster roll as J. J. with box 381, extraction 2, record 3433. I believe this Belcher was John James of Spartanburg and married to Katzie Jane Peachoff. He is the son of James Belcher and Nancy Bolling. .

        He may not be from Spartanburg, rather the Edgefield/Abbeville bunch.. Co.B of the 27th was not made up of Spartans, and I have not found his name on the charleston Battalion where most of the Spartans in 27K served. There is a J. J. Belcher, whose widow filed a pension claim in Texas which was rejected for Palo Pinto Co. Julia Belcher filed claim. Do not know if he did not serve, nor met the residency or poverty standards . Have not found a J. J. that served in a Texas unit, but there was a J. J. in an AL unit. Not on Broadfoot list, but there are several people that could have very well had a wife named Julia who lived in Texas. The CWSR does not show him in 27th SC Inf.

        Belcher John Lewis AL 29 Inf K C P

        Note: There were three other Belchers to serve in the regiment (Co.: Sherrod J., John D., and Phillip Green. Regiment organized 3/10/62 and mustered out at Durham Station, NC on4/26/65. On Broadfoot’s list as J. L. and muster roll has J. L., but lists 19 AL Inf, same Co. Muster roll box 374, extraction 4, and record 921. NFR.

        John M. Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 10/22/1861 as a Private. On 10/22/1861 he mustered into "C" Co. GA 6th State Troops He was Mustered Out on 4/15/1862 (Estimated day Mustered out) On 4/18/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. GA 32nd Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * On rolls 4/18/1862 (place not stated) * Wounded 2/20/1864 Ocean Pond, FL * On rolls 12/31/1864 (place not stated) (No further record) source:- Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865

        Belcher John M. GA 6 StTroop Inf C C 10/22/61 4/15/62 P Tr 32GA

        John M. GA 32 Inf A C 4/18/62 P W Ocean Pond FL Surv

        Note: Enlisted 10/22/61 as a Private. Mustered out 4/15/62. Transferred to 32nd GA Inf. and mustered in 4/18/62. On rolls 4/18/62. Wounded at Ocean Pond, FL 2/20/64. On rolls 12/31/64. NFR. On Texas Pension Rolls (37727) for bosque Co. TX. Claim 37727 filed by wife (widow) Mary Ann (Mary Ann Lane, b. 9/40, GA, M. 12/20/57). John was born 5/17/38, jasper, GA. Died 6/20/1913., Morgan, TX. Son of Obediah Russell, Sr. For 32nd, muster roll of box 226, extraction 5, and record 70. NFR.

        John M. Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 7/10/1863 at Liberty Hill, VA as a Private. On 7/10/1863 he mustered into "K" Co.KY 14th Cavalry (date and method of discharge not given) source- Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65

        NOTE: May have also been in 10th KY Cav. There is a lot of confusion between the 10th KY Cav and the 14th KY Cav. I strongly believe they are the same unit. The Belchers listed on the roster of the 10th are copied from : THE 10TH KENTUCKY CAVALRY, C.S.A. - THE YANKEE CHASERS, by John B. Wells III and Jim Prichard, Gateway Press, 1996:

        BELCHER, BARTLEY: Co. F-K Enl: 2/28/63

        BELCHER, JOHN: Co. F Enl: 2/28/63

        BELCHER, JOHN: Co. E Enl: 1862

        BELCHER, JOHN M.: Co. F-K Enl: 2/28/63

        BELCHER, MOSES: Co. F Enl: 2/28/63

        Belcher John M. KY 14 Cav K C 7/10/63 P

        Note: Enlisted at Liberty Hill, VA. He is probably John Matthew who was in 10 KY Cav.

        I believe these two Johns are the same person and the 10th KY and 14 th KY are the same organizations.

        Belcher John M. (N.) VA 151Militia Inf D C 8/13/61 10/61 P Tr 10KYCAV

        John Matthew KY 10Diamonds Cav F2/K C 2/28/63

        Note: Enlisted as a Private in 151 VA Militia whose period of service Aug - 13 Oct 1861. Private. Listed in VA Archives, but not in Broadfoot list. Muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, and record 2719.

        No other record until he enlisted 2/28/63 at Buchanan Co., VA as a Private in 10th (Diamonds) Vavalry. I have seen this unit listed as 14 KY CSA. Transferred 7/10/63 at Liberty Hill, VA as a Private in co. K. No muster out date. For the 10 KY, there is a John M.of box 377, extraction 1, record 2840 with alternate name and unit of John, Jr. May be related to Bartley of same Co., and County and date.

        Belcher John R. MO Poindexter CAV C Tr Jackman's Cav

        John (R.) MO Jackmans CAV H C 3/8/62 Died Pea Ridge AR NO

        Note: Both on Broadfoot list. For Poindexter, muster roll of box 380, extraction 1, and record 3798. For Jackmans, box 380, extraction 1, record 3797. Isom and Thomas were in Jackmans. Nothing further regarding the MO units and HDS has not posted them yet. Both are listed in CWSR. I believe this is the person described below: Org. Unk. All I know of this man is from a query on the Internet Belcher Gen.. Forum. In essence it says a family of Belchers were living around St. Joseph, MO and were Southern sympathizers. John Belcher and two of his sons went to Arkansas to join the Confederate Army. All three fought at Pea Ridge or Elkhorn Tavern, Arkansas (7-8 March 1862). One or may be all three died there. One of Johns sons was named Robert Lee, but I am not sure if he was in the army, probably not. John, b. 1832, Wilson Co. TN, 3/8/62, married Mary Helen Yocum. They had a son named Robert Lee, but he was too young for the army. John was son of Richard and Sarah? (A Richard D was in the 4th TN CAV and a Richard G. was in 35th TN Inf. John R. was in MO Poindexters Cavalry. The TN and MO units would be quite probable for John or his father.) No John in Broadfoot for AR or in muster roll. I believe the MO and AR person is the same. .

        Belcher John R. VA 10 Cav C C P

        Note: Born circa 1847, age 13, Retreat PO Franklin Co., 1860 census. Absent at home, 3/1/64. Present 7/8/64. Issued clothing 9/30/64. Probably brother of James S., same unit same date. On CWSR for the 10th, and muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, and record 2721. .

        Note: John Sanford shows on the Broadfoot list but he is John on the latest roster of the 10th KY Cav I have seen.. That roster had two Johns and a John M. (Matthew). One of the Johns enlisted in 1862. I tend to believe that John sandford was not in the 10th KY rather it was John Wesley Belcher, SR., and John M. Refer below to the discussion of John Wesley's family for a discusssion of the Johns in the 10th KY Cav.

        Belcher John Sandford KY 10Diamonds CAV E C 1862

        Note: On Broadfoot list. He was a son of Bartlett and Rachael Ramey. He married Mary Polly Elswick. His brother Moses was also in the regiment. . .

        John Belcher

        this John Belcher listed in the Russell County Civil War files no company listed: Biographical record for John Tive Belcher Last Name: Belcher First Name: John Tive Parents: John Belcher | Polly ----- Date of Birth: 10/12/1826 (RC HER 1) Birth Place: Russell Co. Marriage Date: ca. 1851 (RC HER 1) Spouse: Frances Elviry Hubbard Units: 1850 Census Household: 764 age 23 1860 Census Household: 66 age 34 1870 Census Household: Not found

        NOTE: Seems like this John Tive is in the 72nd VA Militia

        Belcher John Tive VA 72 Militia Inf C

        Note: He is the son of John and Polly Belcher of Russell Co. Age 23 in 1860. Married to Frances Elvirey Hubbard. No record of serving in other units. CWSR shows him as John T. in the 72nd VA Militia.

        JOHN WESLEY BELCHER FAMILY AND CIVIL WAR RECORDS: John and four, maybe five, of his sons served.

        Note: The following two Johns (John Wesley Belcher Sr., and Jr.) are questionable regarding which units they served with. This come about because of confusion between the 10th KY Cav (Diamond's "Yankee Chasers") CSA,and the 14th KY Cav. CSA. The 10th KY Cav. Diamonds is not the 10th KY Cav. "Partisan Rangers." The 10th has a roster on the Internet GENWEB which has a source of THE 10TH KENTUCKY CAVALRY, C.S.A. - THE YANKEE CHASERS, by John B. Wells III and Jim Prichard, Gateway Press, 1996. Used with permission. These rosters show following Belchers.

        10th KY Cav. (no roster or history in HDS or on Internet. CWSR has names for the 10th KY Cav. but not the 14th KY Cav.)

        John Co. E, enl. 2/28/63

        John Co. E, enl. 1862

        Bartley Co. F/H, enl. 2/28/63

        John M. Co F/K enl. 2/28/63

        Moses Co. F. enl 2/28/63

        14th KY Cav. CSA Served from 7/1/63 to 4/12/65 (Roster from HDS)

        Bartley Co. F enl. 2/28/63 in Buchanan Co. KY

        Bartley Co. K enl. 7/10/62 in Liberty Hill, VA

        John Co. F enl. 2/28/63 Buchanan Co. KY

        John M. Co. K enl. 7/10/63 Liberty Hill, VA

        M (Moses) Co F enl. Buchanan Co. KY

        From the names, places and enlistment dates, I tend to believe these two units are the same. HDS does not mention the Yankee Chasers, but does have Partisan Rangers and the 14th KY Cav. which leads me to believe the Yankee chasers served prior to the 14th and the men were either reenlisted or combined with the 14th KY Cav.

        (In Belcher Blues) :

        13th generation line: 1st son of George Belcher jr and Elizabeth Childers:

        John Wesley Belcher B: 1815 Floyd County Ky (after father died) died: 1890 Pike County Ky

        married: Anna Moore b: 1815 dau of Isaac Moore and Mary Polley died: 1901 Pike County Ky. marriage: Dec 1832. John and Anna had five sons to serve in the war.

        CIVIL WAR SERVICE::CONFEDERATE: John Wesley Belcher served in Co. E. of the 10th Kentucky Calvary CSA.

        Enlisted 1862, on roll call 1864 (This enlistment date fits one of the Johns in the Yankee Chasers, but he doesn't show in the 14th KY Cav. Since the official service dates for the 14th are 7/1/63 to 4/12/65, It is possible that John Wesley, SR., did not reenlist in 1863 considering that he was over 45 years old.)

        this family is listed in the 1850 Perry County Kentucky Census: Perry County was formed in 1821 from Floyd County and Clay John W. Belcher age 35 District #2 Household#169, Ann Belcher age 35: listed as farmer with property Value $200:

        Note: I noted above that John W., Sr., may not have reenlisted in 1863, however, that may be the case. He may, in fact, but he may have enlisted in the Yankee Chasers in 1862 and renlisted on 2/28/63. If this is true then he accounts for both Johns in the 10th roster. He would also be the John in the 14th who enlisted on the same date. That leaves John M. on both rosters who may be the John, JR., discussed later. On the other hand, he may be John M. on both rosters. That reasoning comes, in part, from the following entries for the KY Johns in the CWSR list.

        John M. Belcher 10 KY (Diamond's) Co. F with alternate name of John Belcher, Jr., and alternate unit of 21st Batt'n VA Inf. (Don't know whether this John M., Jr.. There was a John M. in both Cavalry rosters. If we assume that this is the John M. in the 10th the 14th and that two Johns in the 10th is the same person in the 14th we have accounted for all the Johns in the two Cav. regiments.)

        6...John Wesley Belcher jr.

        6th son of John Wesley Belcher and Anna Moore, born 1841 Pike County Ky. (listed age 9)1850 Perry county census.JohnW., died: about 1920 East Stone Gap Virginia, married: Dorcas: age 26 in 1870 Census. CIVIL WAR SERVICE:CONFEDERATE Company C: 5th Kentucky Infantry enlisted: 1 sept 1862 Pike County Kentucky "adjutant Generals Report"

         

        This would be the John W. discussed above in the CWSR list. He was not in the 10/14 KY Cav or the 21st Batt'n VA Inf.

        Belcher John Wesley, JR. KY 5MTD Inf C C 9/1/62 deserted 6/18/63 Surv

        Note: Enlisted 9/1/62 as a Private. Deserted 6/18/63 (reported deserted). On Broadfoot and muster roll of box 377, extraction 1, and record 2841. He was born in 1841 in Pike Co., KY. died abt. 1920 in East Stone Gap, VA. Married Dorcas.

         

         

        Note: Enl. 4/5/62, Buchanan Co. VA in 21 Battalion VA Inf. At home sick on 11/31/62. Transferred to 10th KY Cav. Enl. 2/28/63, age 29, farmer in 1860 census of Buchanan Co. On Broadfoot as John, JR, and muster rollfor John of box 382, extraction 4, record 2708. For the 10 KY, there is a John M.of box 377, extraction 1, record 2840 with alternate name and unit of John, Jr., 21 VA. I have an entry for the John M. as John Matthew in companies F2/KA second entry of John with box 377, extraction 1, record 2839 with alternate name and unit of John, Jr., 21 VA. .

        1...George Washington Belcher,

        B: 3-10-1834 Ky. (listed age 15 in 1850 Perry County Census) Died- September 30, 1905 at Crockettsville, Breathitt County, Kentucky. Buried- Crockettsville Cemetery, Crockettsville, Breathitt County, Kentucky . Married#1: Nancy A. Raleigh 21 may 1854 Crockettsville Breathitt County Ky. dau. of James Raleigh an Ann Lynch.b: 1835 Harlan Co Ky. Married#2: Matilda Deaton about 1861 in Breathitt County, Kentucky

        Daughter of John "Buck" and Malinda (Watts) Deaton . Matilda was also married to a Bolling(Bowling):

        CIVIL WAR SERVICE:UNION: George served in the Union State Troops. I can imagine it caused some problems in the family with the others serving in the Confederacy. Kentucky and West Virginia were border states.

        Captained by Bill Strong. Company E, Three Forks Battalion, Ky. State Troops Enrolled: November 1, 1864

        Mustered in: February 19, 1865 Crocketsville, Breathitt County. Mustered Out: July 17, 1865 at Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky. Highest Rank: Private . Post War: Lived and raised his family at Crocketsville in Breathitt County, Kentucky . (Note: It is interesting that Matilda Deaton had four brothers [George Washington Deaton, William Tony Deaton, John T. Deaton, Jr., and Joseph Deaton] and a nephew [James Tony Deaton, s/o William tony Deaton] to serve in the same company with her husband.)

        Note: Comment was made that this was a UNION organization and probably created problems within John Sr.'s family. The Internet shows this as a Confederate unit which is more realistic. I believe Breathitt County was primarily a Confederate area. This is a new entry to my data.

        2...Isaac Belcher

        2nd son of John Wesley Belcher and Anna Moore: born: 1835 Ky. (listed age 15 in 1850 Perry County Census)

        died: 26 July 1908 In Dorton, Pike County Ky. Listed age 42 in Pike County Ky census, Lower Elkhorn dist. household #48 as a farmer. married#1: Susan Mullins: 30 Apr 1856 Letcher County Ky. born: 1836 died 10 Jan 1858 Pike County KY. (died after birth of a child that died also)

        married#2: Elizabeth Potter: listed as age 39 in 1880 Pike County Census.

        married#3 Jane Mullins: 23 Nov. 1892

        married#4 Mary Blankenship: dau. of Barnett Blankenship

        married#5 Mary Holbrook" dau of Randall Holbrook.

        CIVIL WAR SERVICE: CONFEDERATE 5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry CSA, Company C: enlisted: 3 Sep 1862 Pike County Kentucky "adjutant Generals Report"

        Isaac Belcher

        Residence not listed; son of John Wesley Belcher Enlisted on 9/3/1862 at Pike County, KY as a Private. On 9/3/1862 he mustered into "C" Co.KY 5th Infantry He deserted on 6/18/1863 (Reported as deserted) Source:- Confederate Kentucky Volunteers War 1861-65

        Note: The entry above about John Wesley being his Father is different from what I have. Maybe Isaac in the 17th KY Inf. ( a Union regiment). If that is the case then Isaac N. may be the person in the Union regiment and from Ohio.

         

         

        Belcher Isaac KY 5 Mtd Inf C C 9/3/62 P Deserted

        Note: Enlisted 9/3/62 as a Private in 5th KY MTD Inf. Deserted 06/18/63 (reported as deserted). On Broadfoot and muster roll box of 377, extraction 1 record 2837. The 5th KY was org. 10/22/61 and mustered out 5/6/65 at Washington, GA. Belchers in the 5th were:

        Isaac Co. C 9/3/62 6/18/63 Deserted

        John W. Co. C 9/1/62 6/18/63 Deserted Same date as Isaac. Isaac's brother

        James Co. G 11/2/61 10/20/62 Mustered out

        Louis (Lewis) Co. G 10/2/61 10/20/62 Mustered out

        Levi Co. G 9/1/62 ? ? All 5 were born in Pike Co. KY. Isaac and John W. deserted the same day. Isaac's brother .

         

        5...Levi Belcher

        5th child of John Wesley Belcher and Anna Moore. born: June 1842 Ky: (listed age 4 in 1850 Perry County Census)

        died 1906 Pike County Ky. Buried at Dorton Pike County Ky: married: Margaret "Peggy" Blevins, dau of Linkhorn Blevins and Sarah "Sally" Belcher, 29 Nov 1865 Wise County Virginia: Peggy born 15 Aug 1845 Russel County Va. Died; 8 Nov 1921 Hellier, Pike County Buried at Dorton.

        CIVIL WAR SERVICE:CONFEDERATE: Company C., 5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry CSA, Orphan Brigade

        Wounded twice at Chickamauga and Jonesboro Georgia, enlisted: 1 Sep 1862 Salyersville Kentucky "adjutant Generals Report"

         

        Belcher Levi KY 5th Mtd Inf. G/C C 9/1/62 P W Chickamauga/Jonesboro

        Note: Residence not listed; Enlisted on 9/1/1862 at Salyersville, KY as a Private. On 9/1/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. KY 5th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * Wounded 9/20/1863 Chickamauga, GA * Wounded 8/31/1864 Jonesboro, GA Intra Regimental Company Transfers: * 11/24/1862 from company G to company C HDS

        James Belcher G 11/02/61 Enlisted 10/20/62 Mustered Out (Also in 5th KY Inf., but not in John's family.

        ( Also in 5th KY Inf., but not of John's familyLouis Belcher G 11/02/61 Enlisted 10/20/62 Mustered Out

        9...Alexander Belcher born: 1850:KY.

        CONFEDERATE 10th Kentucky Calvary Lawsons County:

        listed as present in raid on Pike County

         

        Alexander Belcher was John's 9 child. He was listed as born in 1850 and served in 10th KY Cav. (Lawson's Co.). I can not find any other reference to him. He is not listed in the Yankee Chasers nor the 10th KY Partisan Rangers. I have four Alexanders in the data base, but no one near the KY Alexander .

        John Wesley had three other sons who apparently did not serve in the war. His family did send four sons to the war and he also served. They seemed to all have survived the war. Going through this exercise on this family has helped to clear up several problems with KY Belchers, especially John. I only dealt with three in the above, but there are 10 Johns from KY in my data.

        Note: One son George Served in the Union Army.

        John W. Belcher

        Tazewell County VA; Enlisted on 5/29/1861 at Wytheville, VA as a Private. On 5/29/1861 he mustered into "H" Co. VA 45th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * POW 3/2/1865 Waynesboro, VA * Confined 3/4/1865 Fort Delaware, DE * Oath Allegiance 6/19/1865 (place not stated) * Released 6/19/1865 (place not stated) He was described at enlistment as: 5' 9.0", black eyes, black hair source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

        Belcher John W. VA 45 Inf H C 5/29/61 6/19/65 P POWREL F. Del Surv

        Note: Enlisted 5/29/61 at Wytheville, VA as a Private. POW 3/2/65 Waynesboro, VA. Confined 3/4/65 Fort Delaware, DE. Oath of allegiance 6/19/65 and released same day. 59", black eyes and black hair. Rersidence Tazewell Co. VA. Son of Henry D. and Mary Ann (daughter of John Belcher, b. 1795). On Wise Co., VA Pension List for 1902. For John W. of 45, on Broadfoot and muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, and record 2723. There was a John in the 45th

         

         

        John W. Belcher

        Tazewell County VA; Enlisted on 5/29/1861 at Wytheville, VA as a Private. On 5/29/1861 he mustered into "H" Co. VA 45th Infantry (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * POW 3/2/1865 Waynesboro, VA * Confined 3/4/1865 Fort Delaware, DE * Oath Allegiance 6/19/1865 (place not stated) * Released 6/19/1865 (place not stated) He was described at enlistment as: 5' 9.0", black eyes, black hair source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

        Belcher John W. VA 45 Inf H C 5/29/61 6/19/65 P POWREL F. Del Surv

        Note: Enlisted 5/29/61 at Wytheville, VA as a Private. POW 3/2/65 Waynesboro, VA. Confined 3/4/65 Fort Delaware, DE. Oath of allegiance 6/19/65 and released same day. 5’9", black eyes and black hair. Rersidence Tazewell Co. VA. Son of Henry D. and Mary Ann (daughter of John Belcher, b. 1795). On Wise Co., VA Pension List for 1902. For John W. of 45, on Broadfoot and muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, and record 2723. There was a John in the 45th

        Note: The following entry may, in fact, be the other John in the 10th KY Cav. which was noted in the list of people for the Yankeee Chasers. The roster says he was John M., not John W. It is obvious from this that I still have more work to do on the Johns of KY. The data contains 50 records for Confederate John Belcher and seven of these could be John Wesleys. Maybe the feedback from this section will give me some ideas on who these people are.

         

        Jonathan R. Belcher

        Residence not listed; Enlisted on 8/10/1861 at White Sulphur Springs, WV as a Private. On 8/10/1861 he mustered into "I" Co.VA 60th Infantry He deserted on 6/5/1862 (No further record) He was listed as: * Sick 12/15/1861 SC Hospl * On rolls 2/15/1862 (place not stated) source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

        Note: The 60th had 10 Belchers, probably more than any other regiment. It appears that all of them survived, even though two were POWs.

        Belcher Alexander B. VA 60 Inf H C 7/4/61 6/22/65 P W FrazFarm Surv

        Belcher Andrew J (G.) VA 60 Inf H C Surv

        Belcher Charles VA 60 Inf A C Surv

        Belcher George W. VA 60 Inf H C 7/4/61 6/17/65 1LT POWPAR F Del Surv

        Belcher Henderson F. VA 60 Inf H C 7/4/61 6/22/65 P-Corp Par Surv

        Belcher Jonathan R. VA 60 Inf K C 8/10/61 P Deserted 6/5/62

        Belcher Middleton H. VA 60 Inf H C 7/4/61 6/23/65 P POWREL PLO Surv

        Belcher N. M. H. VA 60 Inf H C

        Belcher Obediah J. VA 60 Inf H2 C 4/21/64 P W Belle Grove

        Belcher Rufus V. VA 60 INf C Tr 26BnVA

        Belcher Jonathan R. VA 60 Inf I C 8/10/61 P Deserted 6/5/62

        Note: Enlisted 8/10/61 at White Sulphur Springs, WV as a Private. sick in hospital 12/15/61, CS hospital (?) On roll 2/15/62. Deserted 6/5/62. Broadfoot does not have a Jonathan R. Muster roll has a Jonathan R.. in the 40th VA Inf at box 382, extraction 4, and record 2724. I believe the regiment should be 60th VA since there were several other Belchers in the 60th and this would be the only one in the 40thVA. Son of Asa and Clarinda Ann Miller. Born abt. 1841. No Belcher in roster off 40th VA Inf.

        Joseph Belcher

        place of residence: Washington County 22nd Regiment Virginia Cavalry, also known as Bowen's Regiment V irginia Mounted Riflemen, was organized October 27, 1863, with 10 companies. Company C - Captain John C. Stanfield's Company was organized on August 13, 1863 in Washington County. source: roster of teh 22nd Regimental Calvary.

        Belcher Joseph VA 22 Cav C C 8/13/63 P

        Note: Private, Organized on 13 Aug 1863 in Washington county. Son of John, brother of Charles Wesley, Samuel H., John Tivis, and George W. H. Erastus J. P. was also a brother who fought for the Union in the 6th IL. See entry on Erastus. Listed in VA Archives but not in Broadfoot roster or muster roll. .

        Joseph B. Belcher

        Residence not listed; an 18 year-old Farmer. Enlisted as a Private (date unknown). He also had service in: VA 57th Infantry He was described at enlistment as: 5' 6.0", fair complexion, dark eyes, yellow hair source:- The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

        Note: He was also in the 10th Cav.

         

         

        Belcher Joseph B. VA 57 Inf G C P Tr 22VACav

        Joseph B. VA 10 CAV C C 3/4/62 8/25/64 Corp KIA Reams Sta.

        Note: Co. ? Born Mar 14, 1824. Shown in 22nd VA Cav. This too much of a descrepancy in the age. Company G was known as the "Ladies’ Guards of Franklin Co and was organized on 7/10/61. Some of these men had served earlier in Co. E, Keen’s Battalion of the 159th VA Militia. HDS for 57th roster says he was an 18 year old farmer and "also" served in 57thVA. He was 5’6" fair complexion, dark eyes, yellow hair. The broadfoot roster only shows two for VA, a Joseph and a J. B, and they are in the 10th CAV and 57th. Muster roll for 57th is box 382, extraction 4, and record 2726.

        The Joseph in the 10th CAV was killed at Reams Station in August 1864. I believe these are all the same person. Data for him in the 10th is as follows: 3rd Corporal, born VA circa 1843, farmhand age 17, Retreat PO Franklin Co., 1860 census. Enlisted Snow Creek 3/4/62, age 18, as private. Present 1/2/63 as 4th Corporal. On detail to get a horse 3/4/63 as 3rd Corp. Present 5/63-4/1/64. KIA at Ream’s Station 8/25/64. On Broadfoot and muster roll of box 382, extraction 4, and record 2725.

        There is some descrepancies of the service times for the two and I don’t know when he could have been in the 22nd VA Cav. If he enlisted in the 57 in 7/61 when it was organized and did not reenlist in 4/62 when the regiment was reorganized, then the date into the 10 Cav seems reasonable. He died while in the 10th. There were 6 Belchers listed for the 22nd Cav. and within this group was a Joseph in Co. C and this Joseph B. (no company). There could be confusion over the two Josephs, and only Joseph NMI served, not Joseph B. May be the brother of Benjamin F. (b. 1837), Francis, and Thomas A. Belcher. May be son of John Belcher and Mary Monk.

         

         

        Belcher Joshua MO 3 CAV G C

        Note: On Broadfoot list and muster roll has Isam with an alternate name of Joshua and box 380, extraction 1, and record 3795. The CWSR has him as Isam Belcher with an alternate name of Joshua Belcher. Also in CWSR there was a Joshua in the 3 MO with no alternate name. There was an Isom Belcher in Jackman's MO Cav. Could this mean that Joshua was a substitute for Isom and that Isom never actually served in the 3rd. The roster for the 3rd does not show an Isom but it shows Joshua and Thomas both in Co. G. HDS has not entered data yet.

        The 3rd MO Cav. was formed from the 3rd MO Batt'n in 1862. It fought in the West from the battle of Vicksburg to the battle of Fork Blakely, AL in April 1865

         

         

         

         

         

        This turned into a quite long and sometimes confusing group to attempt to sort out.

         

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