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Pvt Toliver S. Scogin
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Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 27, 1862

Toliver S. Scogin was born about 1842 and died February 27, 1862 in Socorro, New Mexico while serving in the Confederate Army. He was the son of Wright Scogin and Susan Hawthorn.

Compiled Service Records show that Toliver served in Company H, 4th Texas Cavalry (Sibley's Brigade). He enrolled September 12, 1861 in Nacogdoches, Texas, and mustered into service September 29, 1861 at Camp Sibley near San Antonio.

The Muster-In Roll gives his age to be 19 years, valuation of horse $125.00, equipment $30.00, Gun $20.00.
Company Muster Roll for September 29, 1861 to April 30, 1862 shows him absent "in hospital Socoro N. M., dismounted 27 Feb. 1862".

Toliver Scogin is buried in what used to be a cemetery. The property, which contains the soldier's remains, is now privately owned by the Silva family. "Mary Silva's vacant lot a rocky patch of land as nondescript as any in this hardscrabble neighborhood of modest houses, ramshackle mobile homes and abandoned trailers is among the few valuable possessions she hopes to leave to her nine children." The Silva's will not allow historians, archaeologists or even simple interested parties access to the land. Attempts to examine the property have been met with violence, intimidation and gun shots. Mrs. Silva said she can't understand why the 27 Confederate soldiers, if they're actually buried on her land, are so important . "I understand grieving for a relative you knew," said Mrs. Silva. "But they don't even know who those soldiers were." 
 
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 Parents:
  Allen Wright Scogin (1802 - 1875)
  Susan Hawthorne Scogin (1806 - 1879)
 
 Siblings:
  Toliver S. Scogin (____ - 1862)
  Martha Ann Scogin McClammy (1824 - 1904)*
  William Jefferson Scogin (1826 - 1896)*
  James Isaac Scogin (1828 - ____)*
  Sarah Ann Scogin Grimes (1829 - 1908)*
  John W Scogin (1831 - 1897)*
  George Wright Scogin (1840 - 1900)*
  Benjamin Ramsey Scogin (1846 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: http://www.soldiersforgotten.com
 
Burial:
Confederate Soldier Burial Site
Socorro County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Died from wounds received in the Battle of Valverde New Mexico 1862
 
Created by: Soldiers Forgotten
Record added: Oct 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42949035
Pvt Toliver S. Scogin
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Pvt Toliver S. Scogin
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- Historybuff
 Added: Jun. 30, 2014
Thank you for your Confederate service. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Jun. 4, 2011

- Soldiers Forgotten
 Added: Oct. 11, 2009
 
 
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