McAninch for the Confederacy:  Eight Who Fought for Southern Independence


Article by Frank McAninch, with original research by Kathy McAninch, David McAninch, Charles Byron Bridgeforth and others [see General Note 1]


Eight McAninch men are known to have served in Confederate units during the Civil War:


Two older brothers in Texas:

Elias B. [Brown] McAninch, and John F. McAninch



Their four younger

Asbery B. McAninch, Alpheus McAninch,

half-brothers in Mississippi:

Erastus George McAninch, and (Zachery) Taylor McAninch



And a different pair

Martin C. McAninch, and

of brothers in Missouri:

William Harrison (“Harry”, “Henry”) McAninch


All eight are grand-sons of William McAninch, Kentucky pioneer, who arrived in Lincoln County, Kentucky, 1797 [Gn-2], and died 1813, Casey County [Casey Co. set off from Lincoln Co., 1807]; in his will, 15 Feb. 1813, William named his five sons: James, Jonathan, William, Samuel, and Jesse.


Jonathan, b.1799-1800, married Telitha [Tolitha/Tabitha/Litha] Turpin, 17 June 1824, Pulaski Co., by John Baker; they had 13 children, and late 1852 moved to Cass County, (western) Missouri, [and]


William, b.1804-1805, married (1?) [unknown] Brown (?), bef.. 1825 [prob. Giles County, Tenn.], married (2) Maria Starr [prob. Shelby Co., Tenn.], moved to DeSoto County, Mississippi, bef. 1837.


Only seven of these eight men are recognized in the standard reference books on Confederate soldiers:


Mississippi Confederates [General Note 3]

“McAninch, A. B.; pvt.; [Co.] I, 29th Regt. Infan.” [McAninch, p.1820]

“McAninch, Alpheus; pvt; [Co.] I; 29th Regt. Infan.”

“McAninch, Erastus; pvt; [Co.] H / I; 29th Regt. Infan.”

“McAninch, Z. T.; pvt; A; Blythe’s Battalion; (State Troops)”

“McNinch, B.; pvt; [Co.] C; 3rd MS Infan. (Army of 10,000)” [McNinch, p.1930]

“McNinch, R. W.; pvt; [Co.] H; 19th Regt. Infan.” [Gn-5, 6]


and the “Broadfoot book” [Gn-4] [Vol. X]

“McAninch, A.B., MS 29th Inf., Co. I” [p.311, center column]

“McAninch, Alphus, MS 29th Inf., Co. I”

“McAninch, E. B., TX 5th Inf., Co. G”

“McAninch, Evastus [sic], MS 29th Inf., Co. I, H”

“McAninch, Z. T., MS Blythe’s Bn. (St. Troops), Co. A”

“McAnuish [sic], Martin C., MO 16th Inf., Co. A” [right column] [Martin McAninch]

“McIngtonch, C., MO Cav., Slayback’s Regt., Co. A, Cpl.” [p.479] [McIngtonch, Gn-7]

“McInich, Robert, MS 27th Inf., Co. E” [McIninch] [McI./McN., Gn-5, 6]

“McIninch, Robert, MS 44th Inf., Co. L”

“McNinch, B., MS 3rd Inf. (A. of 10,000) Co. C” [Army of 10,000] [McNinch, Vol.XI p.21]

“McNinch, R. W., MS 19th Inf., Co. H”

other McNinch names, 12 from South Carolina, and 2 from Georgia


These same seven are listed in National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System [Gn-13].


McAninch for the Confederacy, Eight Who Fought for Southern Independence   Conf Sold .doc

McAninch Family History NL, IX -4  November 2001  Copyright Frank McAninch   page 2001-27


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