Charles Clapp Radcliffe
|Birth:||ABT 1844 at Columbia, Richland Co., South Carolina 1|
|Event:||15th Rgt. South Carolina Infantry, Company A, Columbia Rifles Military Service Sep 1861 Lightwood Knot near Columbia, South Carolina 2|
|Notes:||Charles "Charlie" C. Radcliffe was the son of watchmaker Thomas W. Radcliffe and Rebecca Gray of South Carolina. In the days before the Civil War, Charlie gave a photo (carte de visite) album to Maria Louisa "Lula" Georgiana Feaster, and had the latches engraved with his name and hers.
A photo in the album shows Charlie Radcliffe and his friend, Henry Orchard. Both served the Confederacy in the 15th Regiment of the South Carolina Infantry, Company A, Columbia Rifles, commanded by Charlie's father. The unit was organized at Lightwood Knot near Columbia, South Carolina and entered service in September, 1861. Charlie continued service as a Private in the 2nd Rgt SC Cavalry, Company C which was organized in the summer of 1862.
Notes in the photo album say that Charlie was a prisoner of war, and during his captivity carved a crucifix in a bottle for "Lula". He survived the war. We continue to search for proof of his captivity, and welcome any further information on him.
|Mother:||Rebecca Gray? b: 17 Oct 1820 d: 13 Oct 1893|
|Father:||Thomas W. Radcliffe b: 8 Mar 1812 d: 14 Apr 1870|
|1||Title: 1850 U.S. Census, Richland Co., South Carolina
Page: p. 3-b
Note: Birth year estimated from Charles Radcliffe, age 6 in 1850 census.
Page: Film M381, roll 26
Service record compiled from:
1) Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Park Service http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/
2) Batson, Steve. South Carolina in the War Between the States. 17 May 2002. Available online http://wbts.scgenealogy.com/sc/infantry/reg15.htm
Text: Radcliffe, Charles Clapp
Confederate Infantry - 15th Rgt. SC Infantry
Private, Company A
Organized Sep 1861, Lightwoodknot Springs near Columbia, South Carolina
Radcliffe, Charles C.
2nd Rgt. SC Cavalry
Private, Company C
Organized Summer 1862; in May 1864 the Infantry Battalion was mounted and united with 2d Cav.
|3||Title: 1850 U.S. Census, Richland Co., South Carolina
Page: p. 3-b
Note: Charles Radcliffe, age 6 in 1850 census.
Neighbors: O'Keefe, Brown, Pape, Daniel Radcliff
Name Age Sex Color Occup Value Born
Thomas W. Radcliffe 37 M w Watchmaker 1300 Virginia
Rebecca " 30 F w South Carolina
Sallie 12 F w "
Lewis 10 M w "
Thomas 8 M w "
Charles 6 M w "
Jesse 2 M w "
Martha Fox 18 F w "
|4||Title: 1860 U.S. Census, Richland Co., South Carolina
Date: 5 Jul 1850
Page: image 11 of 194
Note: Location: Pendleton, corner of Assembly St. in downtown Columbia, SC.
Neighbors: Gerhard Diercks (jeweller), John Kay (architect), Prepley Brown (clerk), Oscar Palmer (merchant), Fleming.
Name Age Sex Col Born Occup
Thos. W. Radcliffe 46 M w Virginia Jeweller, Watchmaker
$6000 Real Estate, $25000 Personal Estate
Rebecca Radcliffe 37 F w South Carolina
Sallie " 21 F w SC
Lewis " 19 M w SC
Charles " 15 M w SC
Jesse " 13 M w SC
William D. " 11 M w SC
Eller " 7 F w SC
Powell " 5 M w SC
Saluda " 2 F w SC
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