Our Ancestors

Ancestors of The Cumberland Plough Boys Camp 2187

Allen, Turner
Askew, Amos William
Autry, Daniel
Autry, Miles Costin
Bain, Angus Graham
Batten, Ransom
Beard, Daniel D.
Beard, James Robert
Beard, Neill
Beasley, Ephraim Oxford
Boushee, Consider
Bowman, Abel
Brown, Gregory
Bruton, John Morehead
Bryant, Major
Buffkin, Redding Richmond
Buie, Malcolm James Jr.
Burchett, Irvin Robert
Carty, King Solomon
Culbreth, Daniel Maxwell
Dennis, William Henry

Draughon, Garry Bright
Dunn, Cephus McGowan
Dunn, Joseph Samuel
Eason, Benjamin T.
Edge, Leonard
Ellis, James Thadius

Ezzell, John King
Ezzell, Lovett James
Faircloth, Isaiah
Ferrell, Elias
Ferrell, Gabriel
Fisher, John Henry
Frazier, Ransom Bryant
Gardner, Owen James
Hair, Martin Van Buren

Hall, Drew
Hall, Robert
Hall, William James
Hamrick, Charles Jefferson
Hatcher, Thomas M.
Hinnant, James H.
Holland, Thomas James
Horne, David
House, Redding
Hubbard, John Harold
Hyde, Jason S.
Jackson, Wiley Calvin
Johnson, Daniel Mack
Johnson, Daniel Nelson
Mangum, Priestly M.
Mitchell, John Alexander
New, John T.
Nunnery, Amos
Odom, Phillip E.
Odum, Ferdinand Gibson
Owens, Gabriel

Price, John Charles
Ray, Gilbert Carmichael
Sikes, Edmund Lafayette
Strickland, David
Strickland, Rubin
Strickland, Samuel
Sutton, John Bunyon
Taylor, John Pickney
Tew, Phillip Alexander
Thames, Calvin
Vinson, Samuel
Warren, James Calvin
Watson, Noah
West, Henry James
Whaley, John James
Whitley, David
Whitley, Micajah
Williams, Blackmon
Williams, Nathan
Willis, Francis Marion
Willis, Isaac Sims
Wilson, Francis Marion

Plough Boys Invade Charleston

Forty-two members and guests of the Cumberland Plough Boys, Black River Tigers, and the Hoke-McLauchlin Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp visited Charleston.  The group took a walking tour of Historic Charleston which was highlighted by a visit to the Confederate Museum.

House in Charleston

The Confederate Museum has an impressive collection of original artifacts from the War Between the States (more commonly but incorrectly called the Civil War).   Original Items included Regimental Flags, Confederate War Bonds, Confederate Uniforms, Canteens, UCV Reunion Medals, UDC Convention Badges, Photographs, and even a lock of hair from General Robert E. Lee.   The collection is impressive and I can honestly say if all 42 people got together, we still could not accurately describe all of the items.  While I understand the no photography restriction, I do wish the U.D.C. would hire a professional photographer to photograph all of the items and create a souvenir book for sale.  I certainly will visit the museum again when I can have much longer to look over every item.

In the afternoon, the group visited the Warren Lasch Conservation Center to view the remains of the Hunley.   The Hunley was the first submarine to successfully sink an opposing ship in battle.  The Hunley certainly was one of the first innovations to lead to our modern day submarine.  The process of retrieving the submarine from the ocean and preserving it today are quite impressive.  It is only surpassed, by the bravery and sacrifice given by the members of its three crews.

Below you will see a photo of the “New Hunley Crew” made up of members of all three SCV Camps.   The photo is taken of a replica of the original vessel.  Further below, you will get an appreciation of the minuteness of size of the Hunely’s Hatch.  Ken Bell, who is rather slender, had quite a time getting through it.

The New Hunley Crew


Ken Bell Squeeze

Ken Bell squeezes through hatch of the Hunley replica



Ploughboys.org Website Launch

Welcome to the Ploughboys.org website!  We are starting out with the bare bones, but we hope to add in news about our current activities, information on our ancestors, information on the original Cumberland Plough Boys, information on all the units from Cumberland, Sampson, Bladen, Robeson, and Harnett counties, and a special section on graveyards.   This is not a quick venture, but will be a process that will take many months of hard work.  Our primary purpose is to honor the men who so bravely served the Confederate States of America.  If you have any suggestions or comments, please send them to cumberlandploughboys@rocketmail.com