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John Harvey Loomis
Birth: Oct. 13, 1840
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1912
Aiken
Aiken County
South Carolina, USA

Descendent of Joseph Loomis and Mary White Loomis of Windsor Ct. Joseph and his family arrived in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony on 17 July 1638 on the Susan and Ellen; arrived in Colony of Connecticut in about 17 August 1639. Original homestead on the grounds of the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor CT.

His wife was Eliza Augusta Hendrix. Marriage date: 1 November 1871, Columbia, South Carolina. References: National Archives of the United States Confederate Service records for Company B, 4th (also 3rd) Battalion South Carolina Volunteers; Confederate Pension application for Eliza Hendrix Loomis, The State Archive of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices 1867-1878; U.S. Census Records for 1910, 1900, 1880, 1870,1860, 1850; The Journal and Review, Obituary for John Harvey Loomis, Aiken, South Carolina, 16 July 1912; The Journal and Review, "A Glimpse Backward" on John Harvey Loomis' Confederate Service Record, Aiken, South Carolina, 19 July 1912. Memorial bricks in walkway at First Baptist Church of Aiken.

Son of Cyrenius and Leah Loomis. Cyrenius and Leah are buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia, SC. See Find A Grave for picture.

Brother of Hayne H. Loomis (died at Petersburg, VA, body never found)and Charles Edwin Loomis (died in Atlanta, may be buried in unmarked grave in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC); sister was Mary Loomis Bennett, who with her husband is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC with her parents.

John Harvey Loomis bio:
Enlisted as a Private with Company B, 4 Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry Volunteers,
1 February 1862, Camp Hampton, Columbia, South Carolina.
Battalion merged to form Company C, 2 Regiment South Carolina Cavalry, 31 October 1862.
Wounded and captured by Union Army at the Battle of Culpeper Court House, Virginia, 13 September 1863. Listed as missing in action and reported dead to parents (see Cyrenius Loomis)in Columbia, South Carolina. Obituary published in local Columbia papers.
Admitted to Lincoln U.S.A. General Hospital, Washington, DC, Ward 15, 17 September 1863. Diagnosis: "Flesh left Thoracie Parietis Battle S. Dressing". Union Surgeon wrote a letter to his parents that he was alive and a prisoner of war.
Sent to Old Capital Prison 19 October 1863.
Appears on a roll of Prisoners of War at Point Lookout, MD 28 October 1863.
Part of prisoner exchange at Aiken's Landing, Virginia, 24 February 1865.
Returned to Columbia, South Carolina. Married Eliza Augusta Hendrix on 1 November 1871.
Moved to Aiken, South Carolina in 1884. Operated a grocery store. Five children; 1 son Thomas Carling Loomis, 4 daughters.
Died 14 July 1912. Buried at Bethany Cemetery, Aiken, South Carolina.

The Journal and Review, Obituary for John Harvey Loomis, Aiken, South Carolina, 16 July 1912; The Journal and Review, "A Glimpse Backward" on John Harvey Loomis' Confederate Service Record, Aiken, South Carolina, 19 July 1912.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Cyrenius Loomis (1805 - 1864)
  Leah Loomis (1812 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Hendrix Loomis (1854 - 1947)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Carling Loomis (1887 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Loomis Bennett (1837 - 1870)*
  John Harvey Loomis (1840 - 1912)
  Hayne H. Loomis (1842 - 1864)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethany Cemetery
Aiken
Aiken County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 13, 2008
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero, A Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jan. 13, 2010
Deo Vindice!
- butchyon
 Added: Jan. 31, 2009
 
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