McAninch for the Confederacy: Eight Who Fought for Southern Independence (Part II)


Article by Frank McAninch, with original research by Kathy McAninch, David McAninch,

Charles Byron Bridgeforth and others [see General Note 1]

[Part I, with General Notes and Texas Notes, MFHN v.IX n.4, October 2001 pg.2001-27]


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.


Texas 5th Infantry (Elias B. McAninch), andTexas 4th Cavalry (John F. McAninch)


In “Part I”, with General Notes [Gn-<#>] and Texas Notes [Tx-<#>], MFHN v.IX n.4, October 2001.


Mississippi 29th Infantry (Asbery McAninch, and Alpheus McAninch)


The 29th Mississippi Infantry Regiment was organized in April 1862, by Col. Edward C. Walthall;

and subsequently consolidated into other units, (1st) with the 30th Infantry Regt. during Oct. and

Nov. 1863; (2nd) consolidated with 30th and 34th Infantry Regts. between Dec. 1863 and May

1864; and (3rd) consolidated April 9, 1865, with the 24th, 27th, 30th, and 34th Infantry Regts., and

designated 24th Infantry Regiment, Consolidated [Note Ms-6].


Asbery B. McAninch, age 24, Private, Co. I, 29th Mississippi Infantry, enlisted March 1, 1862, at

Hernando, DeSoto County [Ms-5]; the Company Muster Roll card for “May + June, 1862” confirms

the date and place of enlistment, with the duration recorded as “3 yrs or war”. The same muster

card carried the sad news of his death in the “Remarks” field: “Died at Granada, Miss., April 23, 1862”

[the town of Grenada, Miss., not the county; Grenada County was not formed until 1870, set off.

from Yalobusha et al]; the cause of death is not known. Asbery was not married, and had no children


Alpheus McAninch, Private, Co. I, 29th Mississippi Infantry, enlisted April 10, 1862, age 23,

at Granada, Miss. Alpheus is listed on eight cards in the Company Muster Roll file, including

“Absent as Nurse at Enterprise Hospital by authority of Regimental Surgeon” [May+June,1862],


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McAninch Family History NL, v.X.n.1  January 2002  Copyright Frank McAninch   page 2002-03


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