Civil War Ancestors

As of 10/2005, this is a new project regarding information on Chuck and Jackie's ancestors from the


These are the first few that we have researched. 
Hopefully, with our ongoing research, we will discover more information.

Barnett, James Bradford - Virginia - Chuck's Great-granduncle 
  Barnett, Philip - Pvt. - Virginia - Chuck's 2nd great-granddad
Barnett, William Anderson - Virginia - Chuck's Great-granduncle
  Blunt, Hugh R. - Pvt. - Arkansas - Jackie's 2nd great-granduncle
  Collins, Abraham - Sgt.- Arkansas - Jackie's 2nd great-granddad
  Josey, Elijah Asbury - Pvt. - Louisiana - Jackie's 2nd great-granddad
  McCoy, Andrew - Cpl. - Virginia - Chuck's Great-granduncle
  McCoy, Selkirk - Cpl. - Virginia - Chuck's Great-granduncle
  McCoy, Uriah - Cpl. - Virginia - Chuck's Great-granddad
The three Barnetts listed above were brothers - all in Company D, 23rd Battalion Infantry, VA
The three McCoys listed above were brothers - all in Company B, 45th Battalion Infantry Regiment, VA

Abraham Collins was
Cleo Sims Josey's great grand-dad and
Jackie's great great grand-dad

Detailed Soldier Record

Abraham Collins (First_Last)
Regiment Name 1 (Monroe's) Arkansas Cavalry.
Side Confederate
Company D
Soldier's Rank_In Sergeant
Soldier's Rank_Out Sergeant
Alternate Name
Film Number M376 roll 5








1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Monroe's)

1st (Fagan's-Monroe's) Cavalry Regiment [also called 6th and 1st Arkansas Trans-Mississippi Cavalry], organized by Colonel J. F. Fagan in May, 1861, contained men from Izard and Carroll counties. Attached to General Cabell's Brigade, it participated in the conflicts at Cane Hill*, Prairie Grove, Fayetteville**, and Marks' Mills where 13 were killed and 23 wounded. The regiment later skirmished in Arkansas and disbanded in May, 1865. Its commanders were Colonels James F. Fagan and J.C. Monroe, Lieutenant-Colonel A. V. Reiff, and Majors M. D. Davis and James M. O'Neil.


*Cane Hill  

Other Names: Canehill, Boston Mountains

Location: Washington County, Arkansas

Campaign: Prairie Grove Campaign (1862)

Date(s): November 28, 1862

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. James G. Blunt [US]; Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke [CS]

Forces Engaged: Department of Missouri [US]; two cavalry brigades [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 475 total (US 40; CS 435)

Description: In late November, Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Hindman detached Brig. Gen. John Marmaduke’s cavalry from Van Buren north to occupy the Cane Hill area. Hearing of this movement, Brig. Gen. James Blunt advanced to meet Marmaduke’s command and destroy it, if possible. The Union vanguard encountered Col. Joe Shelby’s brigade, which fought a delaying action to protect their supply trains. Shelby gradually gave ground until establishing a strong defensive perimeter on Cove Creek where he repulsed a determined attack. The Federals withdrew to Cane Hill, while the Confederates returned to Van Buren. Although fighting well, Marmaduke’s withdrawal was a setback for Hindman’s plans for recapturing northwest Arkansas. Victory at Prairie Grove a few weeks later, solidified Union control of the region.

Result(s): Confederate tactical victory

CWSAC Reference #: AR004

Preservation Priority: III.3 (Class C) 

** Prairie Grove  

Other Names: Fayetteville

Location: Washington County

Campaign: Prairie Grove Campaign (1862)

Date(s): December 7, 1862

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Francis J. Herron and Brig. Gen. James G. Blunt [US]; Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Hindman [CS]

Forces Engaged: Army of the Frontier [US]; I Corps, Trans-Mississippi Army [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 2,568 total (US 1,251; CS 1,317)

Description: Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Hindman sought to destroy Brig. Gen. Francis Herron’s and Brig. Gen. James Blunt’s divisions before they joined forces. Hindman placed his large force between the two Union divisions, turning on Herron first and routing his cavalry. As Hindman pursued the cavalry, he met Herron’s infantry which pushed him back. The Rebels then established their line of battle on a wooded high ridge northeast of Prairie Grove Church. Herron brought his artillery across the Illinois River and initiated an artillery duel. The Union troops assaulted twice and were repulsed. The Confederates counterattacked, were halted by Union canister, and then moved forward again. Just when it looked as if the Rebel attack would roll up Herron’s troops, Blunt’s men assailed the Confederate left flank. As night came, neither side had won, but Hindman retreated to Van Buren. Hindman’s retreat established Federal control of northwest Arkansas.

Result(s): Union strategic victory

CWSAC Reference #: AR005

Preservation Priority: I.3 (Class B)

Marks' Mills  

Other Names: None

Location: Cleveland County

Campaign: Camden Expedition (1864)

Date(s): April 25, 1864

Principal Commanders: Lt. Col. Francis Drake [US]; Brig. Gen. James B. Fagan [CS]

Forces Engaged: Infantry brigade [US]; two divisions [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 1,793 total (US 1,500; CS 293)

Description: A Union force escorted 240 wagons from Camden to Pine Bluff to pick up supplies and transport them back to Maj. Gen. Fred Steele’s army. At first the Union escort rebuffed Rebel attempts to halt them. Then the Confederates moved in on the Union rear and front, causing a rout. The Rebels captured most of the men and all of the supply wagons. Thus, Steele gave up all thoughts of uniting with Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks on the Red River and realized that he had to save his army.

Result(s): Confederate victory

CWSAC Reference #: AR015

Preservation Priority: II.4 (Class D)

1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Monroe's)

No. Last, First Company Rank_In Rank_Out
301 Coleman, Alex A Private Private
302 Collins, Abraham D Sergeant Sergeant
303 Collins, J.C. F Corporal First Sergeant
304 Collway, W.G. C Private Private
305 Colman, Alexander A Private Private
306 Compton, P.N. G Private Private
307 Comstock, James F
308 Condon, Joshua L. C Private Private
309 Condren, J.J. C Private Private
310 Cone, A.H. B Private Private
311 Cone, R.R. B Corporal Private
312 Conner, D.J. K Private Private
313 Conway, C.M. D Sergeant Sergeant
314 Conway, F.M. H Private Private
315 Conway, H.G. D Sergeant Bugler
316 Cook, Demps. D Corporal Private
317 Cook, J.R. C Private Private
318 Cook, T.J. A Private Private
319 Cooper, A.H. H Private Private
320 Copler, J.P. H Private Private









McCoy, Uriah, Corporal, born July 23, 1847 - married Nancy (Nannie) Gibboney Barnett (born 1848) on August 27, 1866 in Tazewell, VA.  Uriah's military record is above. 
Uriah died May 17, 1900 and is buried in Jeffersonville Cemetery, Tazewell, VA
Uriah was Mary Elizabeth McCoy Helfrich's grand-dad (Charles Goble McCoy's dad)  and Uriah was Chuck's great grand-dad.

Barnett, Philip - PVT - CO D - 23 Battalion of VA Inf. in the CSA Civil War

Philip Barnett was born near Lynchburg, VA and his occupation was a saddler and harness maker

Philip was Mary Elizabeth McCoy Helfrich's great grand-dad and Chuck's 2nd great-granddad.

Blunt, Hugh -  Private—Enlisted in Co. C, 10th Arkansas Cavalry, in Lafayette county, Arkansas, October 20, 1863; detailed as a teamster, December 15, 1863; absent on detail, February 29, 1864; died January 30, 1877; widow Beanetar Blunt filed Arkansas pension application #19886 from Lafayette county, August 13, 1902.

Hugh was a brother of John Wesley Blunt, who was the dad of John Wesley Blunt, Jr. who was the dad of granny, Martha (Mattie) Narcissus Blunt Josey, who was the mother of Roy Josey.  Got all of that?

Found at

Confederate Research Sources
Volume 2
page 432
[p.432] Jasey, E. A.,Pvt. Co. F, 3rd La. Inf. On Rolls of Prisoners of War, Paroled at Shreveport, La., June 7, 1865. Res. Shreveport, La.

I have no idea why he is listed as JAsey.


3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry 3rd Infantry Regiment was assembled during the spring of 1861 with men from Iberville, Morehouse, Winn, De Soto, Caddo, and Caldwell parishes. The unit fought at Wilson's Creek and Elkhorn Tavern, then moved to Mississippi where it was active in the conflicts at Iuka and Corinth. Later it was assigned to L. Hebert's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana and was captured in the fight at Vicksburg. After being exchanged, the regiment served in A. Thomas' Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. It contained 271 officers and men in March, 1862, lost forty percent of the 264 at Iuka, and totalled 38 effectives in December, 1863. Early in 1865 the 3rd disbanded. The field officers were Colonels Frank C. Armstrong, Jerome B. Gilmore, Louis Hebert, and Samuel D. Russell; Lieutenant Colonels O.P. Amacker, Samuel M. Hyams, and David Pierson; and Majors John S. Richards and William F. Tunnard.

This was just found at the site:
USGenWeb Archives

No. Last, First Company Rank_In Rank_Out
1121 Jones, James W. F Private Private
1122 Jones, Jesse I Private Private
1123 Jones, John B,E Private Private
1124 Jones, M.A. H Private Private
1125 Jones, W.D. F&S Acting Assistant Surgeon Assistant Surgeon
1126 Josey, E.A. F Private Private
Detailed Soldier Record
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E.A. Josey (First_Last)
Regiment Name 3 Louisiana Infantry.
Side Confederate
Company F
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name E.A./Jasey
Film Number M378 roll 15








Howard Hughes is buried in this same cemetery

E. A. Josey
3 Louisiana Infantry
Confederate - Company F
Rank - Private
Film Number M378 roll 15
3rd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry - Also known as E. A. Jasey 


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