10/30/2004


Floyd - CSA, 2nd NC

10/29/2004

Willie D. Floyd

Floyd, Willie D.
b.6/27/1840; d.4/13/1921.
CSA, 2nd North Carolina Cavalry
(aka: 19th State Troops Vol. Regiment),
Co.E, Corporal.
Duncan city cemetery; Stephens County, OK.

Willie was a native of North Carolina. He enlisted in
Wilson County, NC on 6/17/1861. He mustered
in as a Private, but was appointed Corporal in January
1862. He shows up as present or accounted for
on all the company rolls until his discharge on
9/24/1863.

The unit in which Willie served – the CSA,
2nd NC Cavalry (aka: 19th State Troops
Volunteer Regiment) – was one of those
reviewed by Gen. Robert E. Lee on the day
before the Battle of Brandy Station, an engagement
in which the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry played
an important role. Brandy Station was the largest
cavalry battle of the entire war and served as the
opening of the Gettysburg campaign. A fascinating
account of some of the experiences of the 2nd NC
Cavalry, penned by the Captain of Co.K of that
outfit, can be seen online at:
http://members.aol.com/jweaver303/nc/19nct.htm

Over the course of his life, Willie was married three
times. On 8/7/1890, he married the third time -
"Sallie Green Reid" (b.9/20/1872 [Boone Co., AR];
d.5/20/1950) - in St. Jo., Texas. He and Sallie had
nine children, four of whom lived to see adulthood.

Willie and his family moved to the Stephens County
area in 1892. According to 1910 Stephens Co.,
Oklahoma census, they lived in King Township. He
may have an OK CSA pension application (# 2518,
reel # 7), but I have not seen this application yet.

In terms of faith, Willie was a member of the Church
of the Nazarene.

Indication of his military service is inscribed on his
gravestone.