|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."
Wright Scogin (1802 - 1875)
Susan Hawthorne Scogin (1806 - 1879)
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)*
Confederate Soldier Burial Site
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