|My Yancey Family and
"The Richmond Blues"
CSA Richmond Light Infantry Blues, 46th VA Inf, Co. A
|These are members of the 46th VA Inf, Co. A, "Wise's Legion" in a water color drawn by one of their fellow soldiers, somewhere in Virginia, during the war. They are pictured, left to right: W. D. SNEAD; Charles EPPS; William SOUTHALL; William TYREE;
Francis YANCEY; Robert CARTER
Francis Yancey is a relative on my G-Grandmther Mary Garmon Cain's branch of the tree (her uncle). I have reason to believe that her grandfather, Matthew YANCEY, was, also, in this company, based on anecdotal family history, but I haven't found the proof yet. While Francis lived through the war, Matthew YANCEY was killed and is buried in a cemetery in Virginia, but I don't know which one.
The captions above the men read:
Snead: "I've been eating this bacon so long that I feel as if I had hog bristles growing all over me."
Epps: "The first man that I catch washing himself iwth this water, I break his head."
Southall: "Talk about your making biscuits, I bet there is no man that can get ahead of these."
Yancey: "No, and there is no man that can get ahead of you eating them."
Tyree: "I don't think this kettle will hold enough coffee for us six."
Carter: "I think I must go and see the doctor for a discharge, I must have the palpitation of the heart, my pulse beats about 240 to the minute."
Amazingly, all of these men survived the war.
|Richmond Light Infantry Blue Armory
|My g-grandmother, Mary Garmon Cain,
Matthew Yancey's granddaughter
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According to the book, "A Famous Command: The Richmond Light Infantry Blues"
by Col. John Cutchins, the Richmond Blues were commissioned in 1789.