|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1840|
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 1914|
9th (Gantt's) Battalion, Tenneessee Calvary, Co. D, Confederate side, rank in Pvt. rank out Pvt.
S. H. SKIPPER C.S.A. MAURY CO. TN. SOLDIER'S PENSION #S7424 9TH BN. GANTT'S CAV.
Samuel Howard Skipper, son of John and Mahala (Bridges) Skipper. Born in Hickman County, Tennessee, 8 March 1840, died Hickman, TN on 11 March 1914. Husband to Mary J. and Father to Jethro B. Skipper and Elizabeth (Davidson) Skipper. Grandfather to Howard and Brown Skipper. Great Grandfather to Andrew J., Ruby P., and William B. Skipper. Second marriage to Alice Baker Nichols in 1908.
Confederate Soldier in:
Tennessee 9th Cavalry Battalion
9th Cavalry Battalion was organized and mustered into Confederate service at Camp Maury, near Nashville, Tennessee, in December, 1861. Its six companies were from Maury, Hickman, and Wayne counties. A seventh company, made up of transfers and men from Hickman County, was added in October, 1864. The unit was assigned to the Western Department, and all but Company C were captured in the fight at Fort Donelson. They were exchanged in September, 1862, remounted in January, 1863, and attached to W.Adams, H.B. Davidson's, Humes', and H.M. Ashby's Brigade. The battalion skirmished the Federals in Mississippi and Louisiana, was involved in the Atlanta Campaign and the defense of Savannah, then part served with Wheeler in Georgia and part in Tennessee. After various engagements in the Carolinas, it surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
Lieutenant Colonel George Gantt, and Majors James H. Akin and B.W. Porter.
- Gary Wiley
Mary Jane Wiley Skipper (1838 - 1905)*
Jethro Skipper (1862 - 1933)*
Plot: field stone marker
Created by: Mary Bob McClain
Record added: Jun 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11237147