|Military Service of Direct Descendants
CONFEDERATE STATES OF
Richard Andrew Hurt, 57th
Virginia Infantry, Company B
Reference: The Compiled Service
Records of confederate soldiers who served in
organizations from the State of Virginia, Reel 985 Library of Virginia
|57th Va. Infantry. Richard A. Hurt enlisted
for one year service on 6/15/1861 at Young’s
store in Company B, Lt. Rank by election, on 6/15/61; Present through 2/62.
Dropped 5/7/62 in reorganization.|
|Enlisted by Maj. Joseph G. Lavinder, present Sept.-Oct. 31, 1861 (then
listed 3rd Lt).|
|Oct 1861 present - "Commissioned Officer" Camp Belcher, VA|
|Nov. 1, 1861 - present. Stationed Harvard’s Grove VA, sick in camp.|
|Nov-Dec. 1861 - present. "Promoted from private to 3 lieut. 7/4/1861,
|Jan & Feb. 1862 - present.|
|May-June 62- present. "Released from service by reason of being
defeated at the reorganization of the company. May 7, 1862.|
|Richard A. Hurt, 2 lieut. Co B 57 Va. Infantry appears on a roster of the
57th Reg. Va. Infantry, Stuart’s 4th Brigade, Pickett’s
Div., Longstreet’s 1st Corps, Army of Northern VA, Roster date
Voucher no. 732, pd. The 23 day of Sept. 1861
Richard A Hurt 2nd Lieut.,
Co. D. Keen’s Va. Batt'n CSA for July 4 1861 to 8/31/61. pd. 154.66.
Requisition for fuel #29, Stationed Camp Belcher near Richmond for 16 cords of
|Richard A. Hurt absent for 4th qtr of
1861. Capt. Waddy James
Company B requisitioned for fuel for Nov. 1861.|
Dept. CSA, Suffolk, VA, Feb. 25, 1862
Requested and received of Capt. George W. Grice, Asst. quartermaster CSA,
transportation by RR for "myself and 7 soldiers of 57th Va.
Regmt. from Suffolk to Franklin on S & RR. Signed Richard A. Hurt, Lieut.
commanding Co B 57th Va. Infantry.
William Henry Harrison Hurt
|Reference: 2nd Va. Cavalry, Page
232, Robert J. Driver, Jr., H. E. Howard,
Copyright 1995 H. E. Howard, Inc.
Co. D. b. 10/10/41.
Franklin County 3/15/62.
sick in hospital 12/25-12/31/62.
on horse detail 3/4/63.
killed Brandy Station 6/9/63. Paid $500.00
sick at home 8/31/63.
10/31/63-2/29/64 & 4/1/64.
on horse detail for 18 days 4/18/64.
1/29/1890. Buried Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklin
William H. H.
Hurt’s Military Service
to William "Bill" Hurt's enlistment, the 2nd VA Cavalry had
already engaged in the battle of 1st Bull Run, July 1861.
His brother, John G. Hurt, served with the 2nd Cavalry from May-
October 1861, but had transferred to the 28th Va. Infantry by the time
William H. enlisted. Bill
Hurt was present from the
time of his enlistment on 3/15/1862 until June 12, his Company engaging in the
Shenandoah Valley Campaign from
May-June and the battle at Linden,
VA, May 16, 1862. He was out of camp sick after June 12 and
may have had a chance to go home for supplies and fresh horses. The
2nd Cavalry was engaged in battle at 2nd Manassas in late August, and,
as General Lee was determined to take the war to the north, the 2nd
crossed the Potomac and was stationed around Poolesville, Frederick,
and Buckeystown, MD in early September. On Sept. 7-8,
Northern troops broke through the Confederate pickets at Poolesville and
drove the troops back resulting in frequent skirmishing throughout the
remainder of the month. October 1862 was spent picketing along the
Potomac near Leesburg with skirmishes occurring near Charlestown
and Berryville where the B & O Railroad ran.
November Gen. Lee ordered his army to move closer to Fredericksburg to
counteract the increasing numbers of Federal troops gathering
there. It was at this time that the 2nd was transferred to General
Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade which included the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Va.
Dec. 13, 1862, the 2nd Cavalry Va. made its presence known in
the terrible carnage and victory over Federal troops at
Hurt fell ill once again during the frigid duty in northern
Virginia and spent Christmas
day through the end of December sick in the hospital. It is
unclear whether William Henry was well enough to be with his Company in
the dead of winter as 1863 began, but it is probable since, by the time of
the 2nd Cavalry's engagement at Hartwood
Church on Feb. 25, 1863, he was released a week later on
horse detail 3/4/1863.
the time of William's return to his Company, the 2nd Virginia
faced gruesome battles at Chancellorsville in early May
and another horse was shot from under him in battle at Brandy
Following his narrow escape, another horse was obtained after his pay of $500 on June 9,
1863 and mid-June brought Bill Hurt into battle again at Aldie
and Middleburg. With no respite from the toils of war, the
call came to the 2nd Cavalry Virginia to join the Army of Northern
Virginia in Gettysburg, PA. It is most probable that Bill
Hurt and brothers Richard and John all fought valiantly for hearth
and home under the heat of the July sun at Gettysburg, July 1-3,
1863. Though defeat came with a great loss of life and limb to
the Southern army, all three Hurt men survived those infamous days of
H. H. Hurt was sent home sick as documented in his record on 8/31/1863
. Having had some time
at home with family and with
rumors of the war's end in sight, Bill Hurt gathered himself and
returned to Company D, 2nd Cavalry VA for another pull of duty being
reported present in camp October 31, 1863. The
brigade spent November and December pursuing Gen. Averill and Gen.
Meade's Federal troops which were marching into the Shenandoah
Valley. From their position on picket duty at the Rappahannock
River in October, the 2nd, as part of Fitz Lee's division under orders
from Gen. Jeb Stuart, marched as far south and west as Staunton,
Lexington, and Covington and back to New Market. That winter on
the move skirmishing with the Yankees
test of the limits of the survival instincts of the
soldiers. With both man and beast starving and freezing and
with no possibility of supplies being delivered, Col. Thomas
Munford, while in Covington, received permission to disband the regiment
until February giving the men time to get home and recuperate and get
fresh gear and horses.
men returned to the army at Lynchburg in February and, though still
terribly cold, rations, supplies, and horses were somewhat improved. William
was present in camp on April 1, 1864, and in
preparation for the commencing skirmishes that were already breaking out
owing to the spring thaw, William was again sent away on horse detail
for 18 days - 4/18/64.
of the engagements of the 2nd Cavalry Va. from May –
August 1864 included the battles of Spotsylvania Court
House, May 8-21,
Haw's Shop, May 28, Cold Harbor, June 1-3, Trevilian Station, June
11-12, and by the end of August Mechanicsville, Winchester, and Front
August 1864, there were no further attendance records for William H. H.
Hurt. There is a possibility that he was given a furlough to go home when
his little sister of 18 years, Martha Jane, died from consumption. She is the only member of the
Ira Hurt family to perish in wartime.
is undocumented how long, therefore, William Hurt remained in active duty
on the front lines after August 1864 due the absence of records during the
critical engagements of
which they were a part. It is known that the 2nd Cavalry Virginia
did engage, with or without Bill Hurt, in the battles of Tom's
Cedar Creek, and Mt. Jackson in the winter of 1864 and in
fighting around Richmond during the Siege
of Petersburg which
began in June 1864 through the end of the war in April 1865.
It is unknown whether Bill Hurt ever made the trip back
to Franklin County before the end of the war and Lee's surrender to
General Grant at Appomattox Court House. At the end of the war, the 2nd Va. Cavalry did
not surrender at Appomattox, but disbanded on April 10, 1865 at
Lynchburg, Virginia from which William Henry Harrison Hurt began his
journey home to Oak Hill.
|John Gilmon Hurt
||Reference: The Compiled Service
Records of confederate soldiers who served in
organizations from the State of Virginia., Reel 19, Library of Virginia and
28th Va. Infantry by Frank E. Fields, Jr., Published by H. E. Howard, Inc.
Reference: 2nd Va. Cavalry, Page
232, Robert J. Driver, Jr., and 28th Va. Infantry by Frank E. Fields,
Jr., Published by H. E. Howard, Inc.
John G. Hurt
"see also 28th VA Infantry", Pvt. Age 24, enlisted
5/20/61 by Capt. Hale, mustered into service 5/22/61 in Lynchburg by Lieut.
Col. D. A. Langhorne. Present 5/20/61 – Oct 31, 61; Discharged 12/31/61, pd.
1/4/61 $24 month.
"Hurt, John Gilmer, Pvt. Co. D, b. Franklin Co., 4/19/36. Enlisted in
Franklin County 5/20/61. Age 24. Present through 10/31/61.
Transferred to Co. B
28th Va. Infantry 12/31/61. Paid 1/2/62.
Transferred to Company B, 28th Regt Va. Vols. Army of
Northern Virginia under
Company B (1/1/62);
3/62-10/62 in Richmond hospital, discharged 10/22/62 with fever.
Transferred to Purcell's Battery Va. Vols. 7/7/64, Dept & Army of Northern
under Robert E. Lee
"5’9" dark complexion, blue eyes, light hair, teacher NFR. Teacher
and clerk, Danville in postwar. Farmer in Waidsboro, Franklin County. Died
Rocky Mount 4/10/1895. Buried in Ira Hurt Cemetery, Franklin County."
||Served in Company G, 21st Virginia
Cavalry, August 1863 - December 1864. Elected 2nd Lieut. at
organization of Company on August 22, 1863. Wounded near Berryville in
||Clarence W. Hurt:
(Son of William Henry Harrison Hurt) Enlisted in the U. S. Regular Army in 1904; served in the Philippines
and discharged at Ft. Assiniboine, Montana in 1908.
WORLD WAR II
HURT: (Son of Clarence W. Hurt) U. S. Armed Forces WWII
JOSIAH HURT: (Son of Clarence W. Hurt) Died November 06,
1946, Marburg, Germany during WWII. He
is buried at St. Avold Military Cemetery, France
George W. Helms: U. S. Army (Son of Eliza Hurt & Tazewell
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