Local Scearce/Scarce Civil War Soldiers

Scarce/Scearce Men in Va/NC Civil War Service from Compiled Military Service Records and Veterans/Widows Pension Applications

David W. Scarce (son of Thomas Scarce & Christina Harp)

  • 5th Battalion Virginia Reserves, Capt. Rice’s Co. (Henry’s Regiment)
  • Born about 1817
  • Married Lydia Ann Green in 1845
  • Died in 1889

David William Scarce (son of James Scarce & Tabitha Mullins)

  • Pvt., Co. K, 38th Virginia Infantry
  • Born 1846
  • Enlisted 2 Jun 1861 at Cascade
  • Deserted Feb or Mar 1863
  • Married first Mary M. Gray, second Mary Wimbush Green
  • Died July 1911

Edmund R. Scarce (son of Leonard Scarce & Sally Ritchey)

  • Pvt., Co. F, 57th Virginia Infantry
  • Born 1829
  • Clothing receipt 3 Dec 1864
  • Also Pvt., Co. B, Camp Lee Conscripts
  • Enlisted 15 Jan 1863 in Pittsylvania County
  • Discharged on disability 16 Mar 1863
  • Died in 1906

Henry Johnson Scarce (son of George W. Scarce & Elizabeth Green)

  • 5th Battalion Virginia Reserves, Capt. Moorman’s Co. (Henry’s regiment)
  • Born in 1846
  • Entered service Aug 1864
  • Served until 9 Apr 1865
  • Married three times
  • Died in 1945

J. Scarce (parents unknown)

  • Pittsylvania Artillery (aka Capt. Motley’s Battery)
  • Enlisted in Pittsylvania, date not given
  • Joined as a substitute for Rodrick Calhoun
  • On company muster roll dated 11 Apr 1862, present or absent not stated.
  • This could be the same John Scarce who later enlisted in the 45th N.C. and was shot for desertion.

John Scarce (son of Thomas & Christina)

  • Pvt., Co. E, 45th NC
  • Entered service at age 52 on 1 Dec 1862 as a substitute
  • Court martial G.O.No.3-1, Dept. of N.Va-Lee, 8 Jan 1864
  • Shot to death for desertion 19 Jan 1864

John Jefferson Scarce (son of Leonard Scarce & Sally Ritchey)

  • Pvt., Co. I, 57th Virginia Infantry
  • Enlisted 1 Jul 1861 at Bachelor’s Hall
  • Disability Discharged 12 Nov 1861

Joseph Scarce (son of James Scarce & Tabitha Mullins)

  • Pvt., Co. I, 57th Virginia Infantry
  • Enlisted 1 Mar 1862 at Bachelor’s Hall
  • Deserted 27 Feb 1863 near Richmond
  • Rejoined his unit 10 Mar 1863
  • Captured at Gettysburg, sent to Fort Delaware
  • Ruddy complexion, dark hair, grey eyes, 5’8”
  • Released 15 Jun 1865
  • Married Nancy A. Callahan in 1855
  • Died in 1887

Leonard Scarce (son of James Scarce & Tabitha Mullins)

  • Pvt., Co. I, 57th Virginia Infantry
  • Enlisted 10 Jun 1861 at Bachelor’s Hall
  • Killed in action 1 Jul 1862 at Malvern Hill
  • James filed for the pay due Leonard on 5 Mar 1864
  • Leonard age 22 blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10”

M. L. Scarce (parents unknown)

  • Pvt., Co. A, Camp Guard, Va. Conscripts, Camp Lee
  • Enlisted 5 Apr 1863 in Pittsylvania County
  • 14 May 1863 absent without leave

Richard Scarce (son of James Scarce & Tabitha Mullins)

  • Pvt., Co. K, 38th Virginia Infantry
  • Enlisted 2 Jun 1861 at Cascade
  • Served to 1865

Robert A. Scarce (son of Leonard Scarce & Sally Ritchey)

  • Pvt., Co. I, 57th Virginia Infantry
  • Born in 1826
  • Married Rebecca Walton in 1851
  • Enlisted 22 Nov 1863
  • Present through Nov 1864

Robert R. Scarce (son of James Scarce & Tabitha Mullins)

  • Pvt., Co. I, 57th Virginia Infantry
  • Enlisted Mar 1862
  • Gunshot wound at Sharpsburg 17 Sep 1862
  • At General Hospital No. 4, Richmond, 26 Sep 1862, Age 15
  • Deserted from Danville Hospital 5 May 1863
  • Returned under guard to his unit 16 Jan 1864
  • In confinement in Richmond 29 Feb 1864
  • Sentenced by General Court Martial “to be confined at hard labor with his command for two months with ball and chain attached to his left leg, and to forfeit his pay for four months”
  • 14 May 1864 Prison Castle Thunder
  • 3 Aug 1864, pardoned by President Davis for volunteering in the Winder Legion for the defense of Richmond against Sheridan’s raid
  • Married Isabella Gray in 1870
  • Died in 1888

William Thomas Scarce (son of Leonard Scarce & Sally Ritchey)

  • Pvt., Co. I, 57th Virginia Infantry
  • Enlisted 1 Mar 1862
  • Deserted Feb 1863 near Richmond or Manchester
  • Returned 16 Jan 1864
  • Captured at Five Forks 1 Apr 1865, released 20 Jun 1865
  • Light complexion, light hair, brown eyes, 5’8”

©Researched/Compiled by Chris Hanks, August 2013

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