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Confederate (CSV)


Sullivan Sheffield Hemingway

(1837 - 1916)

Home State: Arkansas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Arkansas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company C, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Monticello, Arkansas, March 22, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He deserted in 1862 and took the oath of allegiance (date not given) to the United States. He enlisted in Company M, 8th Illinois Cavalry (Union) and mustered in on 10 January 1864. He was wounded on the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid on Richmond VA on 29 March 1864. He mustered out 17 July 1865.

After the War

He returned to Arkansas in 1866, and farmed or lived in in Monroe, Newton, and Perry Counties until his death. He was elected County Judge of Newton County, AR for a two-year term in 1896.

References & notes

Basic information from Howerton1, who has his last name as Hemmingway. Details from family gealogists, most notably Gene Bert on RootsWeb. Some have his birth in January 1838 vice 1837. Cavalry dates from a Roster, which lists him as Sullivan Hemenway, posted online by the Illinois USGenWeb Project sourcing the IL Adjutant General.

He was listed in Winnebago County, IL at the 1850 US Census. He married Nancy Bailey in Ashley County, Arkansas, January 13, 1859, and was listed in Drew County in the 1860 US census with his occupation as farmer. He married Margaret Ferguson (#2, b. 1840) in December 1860. He married Elizabeth A. Thomas (#3, b. 1833) in about 1876. He married Sarah Reding (#4, b. 1857) in 1902.


01/1837; Ludlow, VT


12/01/1916; Monticello, AR; burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Monticello, AR


1   Howerton, Bryan R., Roster of the Third Arkansas Infantry Regiment, CSA, Published 1998, <>, Source page: /civilwar/3rdcoc.html  [AotW citation 13823]