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Elbert Samuel Horton (1841-1926)
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Born: 1841 Virginia. 1 2 3
Married: Caroline Wells (Carrie) Anderson (1842-1929) in 1864 . 6 7
Died: 10 Mar 1926 Washington County Arkansas. 4
Buried: Bluff Cemetery, Springdale Arkansas. 5
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Elbert Samuel Horton
1841-10 Mar 1926
Civil War - Confederate

Elbert fought with the 5th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (McClellan's) and with the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's) during the Civil War. In 1900 he was a justice of the peace.

5th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (McClellan's)

5th Cavalry Battalion [also called 1st or 4th Battalion] was organized at Knoxville, Tennessee, in May, 1862, with six companies. The unit served under General Zollicoffer in the Department of East Tennessee and during September had 540 effectives. It skirmished in Kentucky, returned to Tennessee, and in May, 1862, merged into the 2nd (Ashby's) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel George R. McClellan and Major Thomas J. Campbell were in command.

2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's)

2nd (Ashby's) Cavalry Regiment was formed by consolidating the 4th and 5th Battalions of Tennessee Cavalry in May, 1862. The men were from the counties of Hamilton, Monroe, Knox, Union, Claiborne, Hawkins, Jefferson, Bledsoe, Bradley, Polk, Hancock, Blount, and Sullivan. It was assigned to Wharton's, Pegram's, J.S. Scott's, Davidson's, Humes', and H.M. Ashby's Brigade. The regiment participated in the conflicts at Cumberland Gap, Murfreesboro, and Chickamauga, then was involved in the Atlanta Campaign. Later it skirmished in Alabama, aided in the defense of Savannah, and took part in the campaign of the Carolinas. It lost 6 killed, 8 wounded, and 19 missing at Cumberland Gap, and reported 19 casualties at Chickamauga. Only a few surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonel Henry M. Ashby, Lieutenant Colonels Henry C. Gillespie and John H. Kuhn, and Majors Pharaoh A. Cobb and William M. Smith.8 9 6


  1. Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census Western District, Scott, Virginia; Roll: M432_975; Page: 387B; Image:343.
  2. Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census, Hancock, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1252; Page: 480; Image: 572
  3. Ancestry.com 1880 United States Federal Census Prairie, Washington, Arkansas; Roll: 59; Family History Film: 1254059;Page: 713B; Enumeration District: 216; Image: 0108
  4. Ancestry.com. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA
  5. Find A Grave http://www.findagrave.com
  6. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census Springdale, Washington, Arkansas; Roll: T623_79; Page: 12B; EnumerationDistrict: 116
  7. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census Springdale, Washington, Arkansas; Roll: T624_67; Page: 14B; EnumerationDistrict: 0149; Image: 876
  8. Footnote.com-Civil War: 1860-1880 Confederate Soldier Service Records
  9. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Park Service