||I am trying to verify where during the Civil War the location of an area
where my ancestors enlisted at Cheehawville. My great grandfather, M. Mendenhall
Limehouse, was born in Aiken in 1844 and was 16 when he first enlisted. He
was actually discharged as disability but was underage. He enlisted a second
time 6 months later. On company muster roll of July 6, 1861, Hilton Head,
SC signed by Lieut. H.S. Farley, Company C, 11th SC Infantry, 9th SC Volunteers,
Confederate, Private, his age is listed as 18. He volunteered for one year
service. He was a private in Capt Josiah Bedon's Company, 9th Reg SC Inf
(subsequently became Company C, 11 Regiment, SC Infantry; organized 1861
under call of men for coast defense. Regiment reorganized May 3, 1862 with
ten companies A-K. Other pay records show: sick leave, 10 days, Dec. 25,
1861; sick leave, 10 days, from April 17, 1862, St Georges Parish; Leave
extended by order of the Comdg Gen--under age, term expires July 18, 1862.
Discharged on account disability, his papers were mislaid at headquarters
until after muster on June 30, 1862. Pay due from April 30-June 9, 1862.
Discharged June 9, 1862, Hardeeville, by order Brig. Gen Drayton. (Copy of
discharge papers for disability signed by Robert Ilderton, M.D.)
REEL 250 - M.M. Limehouse, born in Aiken, SC age is 16 yrs & 8 mo. Height
5' 8-10", light complexion, dark eyes, light hair, occupation, student.
REEL 52-Co D 17th Batt (6th Batt SC Cav) became the 5th SC Cav---M.M. Limehouse
name appears ( as well as E.J. Limehouse and R.J. Limehouse) on petition
to Secretary of War, G.W. Randolph signed at Chisolmville, SC on Sept. 3,
1862 requesting to appoint Major R.J. Jeffords as Colonel of regiment fromed
by consolidation of 14th Batt and 2 other companies.
REEL 35 - 5th Cavalry...On January 27, 1863 he reenlisted at Chehaw, SC by
Major Jeffords, as private with 5th Calvary.