submitted by Sondra Nicholson
Neill and Sandy Nicholson were both Privates, in the 35th MS. Inf., Co. A. They both enlisted Feb. 26, 1862. Neill was captured at Vicksburg on 4 July, 1863. On 8 July, 1863, he signed an oath of allegiance to the United States as term for parole. He died 14 April, 1872. Sandy was honorably discharged at or near Macon, MS. in May 1865. This was just after the surrender of Gen. Lee's Army and the 35th was under the command of Col. W. H. Barry at time they disbanded.
Sandy and his family, along with his mother, Hannah, and his mother-in-law, Lavinia I. McCoy, moved to TX. in 1872. All applied and received pensions. We think Neill died here, according to my father-in-law, but according to dates, we are not sure but what he died in MS.
Lavinia was the widow of William Reden McCoy who was in the 5th MS. Inf., Co. I or P, (unable to tell). He joined in 1861, served 2 and 1/2 yrs., as he died in Jan. 1863.
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