Mathew B. Stanley, CSA Veteran
The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
July 17, 1913, Vol. 19, No. 17
Capt. Mathew Stanley Dead
Veteran of Mexican War and Captain in the Confederacy
Capt. Mathew B. Stanley, one of the few surviving veterans of the
Mexican war, died at his home near Centenary Sunday morning aged 90 years.
Capt. Stanley was also a veteran of the civil war having survived as captain in
the first South Carolina regiment commanded by Col. Maxsey Gregg. This regiment
participated in the capture of Ft Sumter. Capt. Stanley was a native of Darlington,
but moved to Marion county in his early boyhood. He was a remarkably well preserved
man and despite his advanced years he enjoyed excellent health until shortly before
his death. He was a brother-in-law of the late Col. E. A. Bethea and during his long
life he was a frequent visitor to this end of the county where he has scores of
friends both young and old who are pained to hear of his passing.
Transcribed by Mary Lewis from microfilm at the South Caroliniana
Library, Columbia, SC.
Contributed by Helen Moody, 29 Sept 2003
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