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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday’s Obituary~Pvt. John Wesley Bittle

Pvt John Wesley Bittle
Birth: Oct. 15, 1839
Death: Apr. 6, 1911

John Wesley Bittle
J. W. Bittle
Special to The State.
Chesterfield, April 9.-J. W. Bittle, who lived near town, died on Thursday and was buried in the family burying ground on the 7th. Mr. Bittle served through the war in Company A Fourth cavalry, S.C.V. He had been in bad health for several years. He was about 72 years old.
John Wesley Bittle married Ellen Senora Smith (1853 - 1929) daughter of Ferguson Hale Smith and Catherine Melton. He was the son of John Bittle. 

He served with both the 10th and 12th Battalions until their integration into the 4th Cavalry, SCV where he was attached to Company A. His wife, Ellen, applied on April 14, 1919 for a pension based on John Wesley service to his country with Company A, 4th Cavalry, S.C.V. 

[1] The State, Columbia, South Carolina, 10 April 1911, Page 7, col 2.


  1. This seems too brief to sum up someone's life.

  2. I agree, He had a wife and children still living but no mention in the Obituary.