|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1839|
|Death: ||May 27, 1918|
Married to Sally Antoinette Early; father of Sarah Skinker.
Company H "Black Horse Cavalry", 4th Virginia Cavalry, Mumford's Brigade, Fitzhugh Lee's Division, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.
Residence Fauquier County, Va.; 5' 8", ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair; farmer, agriculturist.
Enlisted on 4/25/1861 as a Private, he mustered into "H" Co. VA 4th Cavalry.
POW 11/1/1862; exchanged 11/1862.
Absent 3/1864 on horse detail; returned 4/1864.
Horse killed 6/1/1864 Cold Harbor, VA; paid $1600.00.
Paroled 5/4/1865 Winchester, VA.
Postwar he lived in Madison, and Fauquier Counties, Va. Died at Pignut Mountain, Fauquier County, Va.
The 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Escorts to Gen. Stonewall Jackson", completed its organization at Sangster's Cross Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, in September, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Prince William, Chesterfield, Madison, Culpeper, Powhatan, Goochland, Hanover, Fauquier, Buckingham, and the City of Richmond.
It participated in the Battle of Williamsburg, the Seven Days' Battles, 2nd Manassas, Maryland campaigns, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Upperville, Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, Bethesda Church, the Shenandoah Valley with Early and around Appomattox. (bio by: BigFrench)
James Keith Skinker (1813 - 1900)
Elizabeth Chambers Skinker (1816 - 1908)
Sallie Antoinette Early Skinker (1846 - 1916)
Sarah Skinker Turner (1875 - 1905)*
William Skinker (1877 - 1933)*
James Early Skinker (1880 - 1881)*
Margaret Bispham Skinker McIlhany (1837 - 1896)*
William Keith Skinker (1839 - 1918)
Charles B Skinker (1841 - 1921)*
Rose De Armond Skinker Turner (1843 - 1933)*
Anna Huntley Skinker Howard (1844 - 1922)*
Mary Skinker Goldsmith (1846 - 1931)*
Ellen Fleming Skinker (1862 - 1873)*
Maintained by: BigFrench
Originally Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Feb 04, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6154702