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Andrew H. McAllister
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1823
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1901
Willington
McCormick County
South Carolina, USA

Andrew McAllister, son of Andrew and Jane McAllister, was born on September 26th 1823 in the area around Pendleton, South Carolina. He married Lucinda Jane Covin on March 13th 1849, with whom he had one known daughter, Frances Cornelia "Fannie" McAllister. They made their home near Willington Presbyterian Church in southwest Abbeville County.

In 1861, when the war broke out, Andrew McAllister enlisted and served as a Private in Co. G, 1st Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry. This company was commanded by Capt. L. J. Johnson. The First South Carolina Regiment of Cavalry was formed in 1861 using the SC 1st Infantry Battalion as its nucleus. The men were from Charleston and the counties of Abbeville, Allendale, Chester, and Georgetown. It served in South Carolina, then moved to Virginia and was assigned to General Wade Hampton's, M.C. Butler's, W.H. F. Lee's, and P.M.B. Young's Brigade. The regiment fought at Chambersburg, Fredericksburg , Brandy Station , Upperville , Gettysburg , Bristoe , Kelly's Ford , and Mine Run . Ordered south, it served under Colonel G.P. Harrison and later Generals Bonham and Logan. It was prominent in the defense of Savannah and the campaigning of the Carolinas. This unit had 339 effectives at Gettysburg, but only 46 were present in February, 1865. It was included in the surrender of the Army of Tennessee.



Note:
Lucinda Jane Covin's sister Mary Ann, married Andrew's older brother Thomas
Lucinda Jane and Mary Ann Covin, were the daughter's of John Peter & Delila [née Bryant] Covin
 
 
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Southern Cross of Honor

Andrew H. McAllister
Co. G,
1 SC CAV
C.S.A
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Burial:
Willington Cemetery
McCormick County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: L13,G9
 
Maintained by: GMG
Originally Created by: Margaret Prince
Record added: Nov 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43881479
Andrew H. McAllister
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Andrew H. McAllister
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