|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1847, USA|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 1940, USA|
Nathan Alfred Caughman was a 14 year old recruit in the Union Army. He achieved the rank of Corporal in Captain Joshua S. Dudley's Company A, 1st Regiment of Arkansas Cavalry.
He served from May 13, 1862, to August 3, 1865. He was just under 15 years old at the time of his enlistment.
He was six feet tall, with dark hair and gray eyes, and his father, Alfred, figured he would be SAFER as an inductee, than as a civilian. This was proved evident with the slaying by 'bushwhackers' of Isaac Taylor Caughman(son of his grandfather Nathan William Caughman),age 14,in 1863.
Almost the whole family was enlisted -- including the sons of Nathan William Caughman -- Alfred(Alford)W., Nelson B., Seabourn, and William H. H. Caughman. (Nelson was killed in 1864 and buried at grave #434, Fayetteville, Ark.)
Nathan never really talked about the war, except in a humorous
vein, saying that he "killed as many of them as they did of me." I still can recall his "bear hunting" stories with which he regaled me in 1940, (I was almost five years old). He was a satiric poet, and often recited his poems, interspersed with the stories. I have a hand-written journal which he wrote, about a trip to Colorado, which must have been quite an adventure..
Alfred William Caughman (1826 - 1875)
Rachel Anderson Caughman (1830 - 1905)
Sarah Elizabeth Center Caughman (1850 - 1932)
Mary Catherine Caughman Pierson (1869 - 1953)*
Amey Caughman (1878 - 1889)*
George W. Caughman (1879 - 1912)*
Isaac Garfield Caughman (1881 - 1967)*
John "Riley" Caughman (1886 - 1954)*
Elmer Nelson Caughman (1889 - 1959)*
Matilda Delilah Caughman Luper (1892 - 1976)*
Nathan Alfred Caughman (1847 - 1940)
Lucinda Caughman (1849 - 1864)*
Finis B. Caughman (1854 - 1855)*
Lourinda Caughman Gilstrap (1856 - 1917)*
Matilda Caughman Center (1864 - 1942)*
William Sebourn Caughman (1866 - 1944)*
John L. Caughman (1869 - 1899)*
Edward W Caughman (1871 - 1933)*
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Originally Created by: Shelba
Record added: Mar 14, 2008
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