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Submitted by Sid Stroupe and Mike Stroupe; Edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter

In September of 1864, Silas M. Stroup, the son of David Rufus Stroup and the grandson of Joseph Stroup, enlisted at the age of 18 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. He was reported on a Bounty Roll in the same county in October of 1864. He was a Private in Company C of the 7th Infantry Cavalry (North Carolina).

Silas married Clarissa Ann Hughey Stroup, and they had a son named Samuel Christopher in 1875. In June of 1913, Silas filed a “Civil War N.C. Soldiers Application for Pension.” It was disallowed due to “insufficient disability.” Silas M. Stroup lived to the age of 74 and is buried at Haw Creek Cemetery in Buncombe County.

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