|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1844|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1944|
1st Rgt Butler's SC Infantry C.S.A.
Proud Confederate Soldier
member of Louden Butler Camp #409 and
last surviving member of the General Leroy Stafford Camp #3
United Confederate Veterans
Born in 1844 in Chesterfield, South Carolina, Worley enlisted in the Confederate Army at age eighteen, becoming a private in Company F, 48th North Carolina Tarheel Infantry. Worley saw battle at Sharpsburg, where he contracted pneumonia. After recovering he joined Company C of the First South Carolina Infantry and saw service at James Island, off Charleston. There he was badly wounded, losing his right leg below the knee, a ghastly reminder of the war for the rest of his long life.
"Sandy" Worley later married Caroline Horton of Jefferson, South Carolina, and became the father of three sons. In 1883, after his wife's death, he and his sons moved to Minden, Louisiana, where he taught school. After his youngest son's wife died in 1917, he helped raise several grandchildren, eventually moving to Keithville and then to Shreveport. When one of his granddaughters married a man from Iowa, Worley is said to have described his new grandson-in-law as a "fine gentleman even if he is a stinking Yankee."
In his later years Worley stated: "If I have killed a Yankee, I hope God will forgive me, I've even forgiven old Sherman." The last surviving member of Shreveport's Leroy Stafford Camp of the United Confederate Veterans (the third camp organized in the entire nation), Worley died on December 30, 1944, half a year after his old comrade, General Gellette. Around the globe, World War II raged as this white-bearded, one-legged, kindly old Southern gentleman passed from this world at age one hundred years, six months, and two days. He rests in Greenwood cemetery's Confederate section.
(bio from "Eric Brock's Shreveport", used by permission)
Plot: Lot B, Confederate Veterans Bivouac
Maintained by: David Hill
Originally Created by: MB
Record added: Nov 11, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6920289