S. C. Roddy Civil War Memoir
Scope and Content
This collection contains a photocopy of a memoir written in 1909 by former Confederate soldier S. C. Roddy, who served in Company F of the 39th Georgia Infantry during the American Civil War. The author writes about his experience during the war from enlisting in late summer 1862 until the regiment's surrender at Greensboro, North Carolina, in May 1865. The author also notes that the civil war was an "unholy war between the states".
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English.
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Samuel Cowan Roddy (1832-1918) was born in East Tennessee on December 26, 1832, before moving to Georgia, where he grew up. In the 1850 U.S. Census, he is listed living with a William and Mary Roddy, presumably his parents. He married Sarah A. Jobe (1836-1897) in 1852, and they had several children.
On August 14, 1862, Roddy enlisted during the American Civil War in Company F of the 39th Georgia Infantry of the Confederate Army. Roddy joined the Confederate Army as a Private and left as a Second Lieutenant when his regiment surrendered in May 1865.
After the war, Roddy returned to Georgia, living in Ringgold with his wife and children and working as a farmer during the 1870 U.S. Census. His family moved to Johnson County, Texas, in the 1870s. He died on June 11, 1918, and is buried in the Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery in Burleson, Johnson County, Texas.
- S. C. Roddy entry, NPS's Civil War Soldier Database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=79AC5BCA-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A
- Samuel Cowan Roddy entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19622524/samuel-cowan-roddy
- Sarah Jobe Roddy entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20665572/sarah-roddy
- U.S. Census Records, 1850-1910, on Ancestry.com
- Samuel Cowan Roddy entry, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/1034724:7836
- Samuel C. Roddy entry, U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 database, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/1572587:1555
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This collection contains a photocopy of a memoir written in 1909 by S. C. Roddy (1832-1918), who fought for the Confederacy during the American Civil War in Company F of the 39th Georgia Infantry. Roddy's memoir primarily details his experiences during the war from 1862 to 1865.
Source of Acquisition
The S. C. Roddy Civil War Memoir was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in 2003.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the S. C. Roddy Civil War Memoir by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the S. C. Roddy Civil War Memoir was completed in June 2022.
- S. C. Roddy Civil War Memoir, 1909
- Tyler Williams, Student Worker
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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