Lyles and Liles
in South Carolina Confederate military units
revised and expanded 4/19/99

William A. Lyles

Robert M Lyles

Oby Lyles (1845)

James Turner Lyles

Confederates

Orr's Rifles

I've assembled this list from National Archives microfilm records, from the 16-volume roster of Confederate soldiers edited by Janet B. Hewett (1995), and from miscellaneous other sources. I'll be updating it or correcting it as often as I find new information.

A note on the spelling: If a soldier's name is only spelled LILES in the records, I have spelled it that way here. But if I have seen names spelled both ways in the records, I have spelled them LYLES in this list.


B.R. Liles, 1st SC (Butler's) Infantry, Co. G.

David Lewis Liles, 2nd SC Rifles, Co. C. From Oconee County, he was a son of Hugh Isham Liles and Jenny Liles. He was discharged in January 1862 for an old injury to his left arm and side.

Hugh. I. Liles, 2nd SC Rifles, Co. C. Another son of Hugh Isham Liles and Jenny Liles of Oconee County, he was wounded in the right foot and captured at Lookout Mountain, October 25, 1863. He died in the prison hospital at Nashville on November 18, 1863.

John H. Liles, 14th SC Infantry, Co. F

Jonas Liles, 2nd SC Rifles, Co. C. From Oconee County, he enlisted in spring of 1864 and was parolled at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 12, 1865. He was a son of Joseph Liles, Jr., and Letty Ann Whisenant Liles.

Joseph Liles, Jr., 2nd SC Rifles, Co. C. From Oconee County, he was probably the oldest son of Hugh Isham Liles and Jenny Liles. He was discharged in January 1862 at the age of 43 because of his chronic asthma.

M.W. Liles, 1st SC State Troops, Co. I

R.K. Liles, 1st SC (Hagood's) Infantry, 1st Co. E

R.K. Liles, 2nd SC Battalion, Sharp Shooters, Co. A, Sgt.

R.K. Liles, 25th SC Infantry, Co. C, Cpl.

Thomas Liles, Infantry Hampton Legion, Co. B, Cpl.

William A. Liles, 2nd SC Rifles, Co. C. Probably from the Levi Lyles family of Oconee County.

William B. Liles, 2nd SC Rifles, Co. C. From Oconee County, he enlisted in November 1861 and was killed at Spotsylvania Court House, Virgina, on May 17, 1864. He was a son of Hugh Isham Liles and Jenny Liles.

W.T. Liles, 14th SC Infantry, Co. F.

 

Adolphus C. Lyles, 15th SC Infantry, Co. E

A.P. Lyles, 6th SC Infantry, Co. C, Co. H, corporal

B.E. Lyles, 1st SC Cavalry, Co. K

Belton E. Lyles, 3rd SC Battalion Reserves, Co. B

Benjamin F. Lyles, 12th SC Infantry, Co. F

Benjamin F. Lyles, 18th SC Infantry, Co. B

B.F. Lyles, 3rd SC (Laurens' & James") Battalion Infantry, Co. G

Burrell C. Lyles, 1st SC (McCreary's) Infantry, Co. B

C.P. Lyles, 3rd SC Infantry, Co. I

 

D.A. Lyles, 1st Palmetto Sharp Shooters, Co. B. Is he from Oconee County, a son of Westley and Elizabeth Lyles?

David A. Lyles, 22nd SC Infantry, Co. E.

D.S. Lyles, Palmetto Sharp Shooters, Co. B.

Durin Lyles, 5th SC Battalion Reserves, Co. E.

E. Lyles, 1st SC Infantry (6 mos., 1861), Co. L.

Erskin Lyles, 1st SC (McCreary's) Infantry, Co.B. He died, age 24, at Warrenton, Virginia, September 15, 1862.

Franklin L. Lyles, 12th SC Infantry, Co. E. From Camden, S.C., he was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, on May 12, 1864, and sent to prison at Elmira, New York. After taking the oath of Allegiance to the United States on June 30, 1865, he was released. His release documents described him as 5 feet 6 inches tall with auburn hair, blue eyes, and a florid complexion.

George W. Lyles, 18th SC Infantry, Co. A.

George W. Lyles, 12 SC Infantry, Co. E. A son of William W. Lyles, he enlisted in the Lancaster District on August 27, 1861, and he died at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 12, 1864.

H. Lyles, 5th SC Infantry, Co. K

Henry J. Lyles, 6th SC Infantry, Co. C.

H.F. Lyles, 9th SC Battalion Infantry (Pee Dee Legion), Co. B

H.S. Lyles, 26th Infantry, Co. B [see H.F. Lyles above?]

J. Lyles, 5th SC Battalion Reserves, Co. E

James Lyles, 4th SC State Troops (6 mos. 1863-64), Co. B

J[ames] S. Lyles, 26th SC Infantry, Co. D

James V. Lyles, 15th SC Infantry, Co. D, 2nd lieutenant

J.B. Lyles, Macbeth Light Artillery (Jeter's Co.)

James Britton Lyles, 15th SC Infantry, Co. E, corporal. He died at Deep Bottom, Virginia, on July 28, 1864.

Jesse E. Lyles, 3rd SC Infantry, Co. B. He died at Richmond, Virginia, April 22, 1862.

J.G. Lyles, 1st SC Cavalry, Co. F

J[ames] M. Lyles, 1st SC (Orr's) Rifles, Co. F, corporal. From Oconee County, he was a son of Hugh Isham Liles and Jenny Liles. He was killed at Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862.

J.M. Lyles, 18th SC Infantry, Co. B

John F. Lyles, 3rd SC Battalion Reserves, Co. B

John L. Lyles, 3rd SC (Palmetto) Battalion Light Artillery, Co. G

John V. Lyles, 9th SC Reserves, Co. G

John W. Lyles, 1st SC Cavalry, Co. K

John W. Lyles, 1st SC (Orr's) Rifles, Co. F. From Oconee County, he was a son of Hugh Isham Liles and Jenny Liles. He died at Sullivan's Island, S.C., March 25, 1862.

Joseph Lyles, 5th Battalion Reserves, Co. E

Joshua Y. Lyles, 1st SC (Butler's) Infantry Regulars, Co. D. From Oconee County, he was another son of Hugh Isham Liles and Jenny Liles.

J[oseph] R. Lyles, 9th SC Infantry, Co. G

J[ames] T. Lyles, 12th SC Infantry, Co. F, sergeant. He enlisted at Alston, S.C., in September 1861. At a place unnamed, he died of wounds on September 30 or October 1, 1864.

James Turner Lyles, 2nd S.C. Cavalry (Barnett's) Battalion Reserves, Co. F. From Oconee County, he was the youngest son of William Albert Lyles and Mary Fowler Lyles. He joined the unit when it formed in spring 1864 and survived the war. He was my great-grandfather.

J[ames] W[esley] Lyles, 4th SC Infantry, Co. E.

J.W. Lyles, Palmetto Sharp Shooters, Co. B.

Milledge B. Lyles, Hampton's Legion Infantry Regulars, Co. B

Minor Lyles, 2nd SC Infantry, Co. H

M.W. Lyles, 5th Reserves (90-day 1862-63), Co. I, sergeant

N.P. Lyles, 6th SC Infantry, Co. C, Co. H, 2nd lieutenant [N.R. Lyles?]

Obadiah Coleman Lyles, 1st SC (Orr's) Rifles, Co. F. From Oconee County, he was the middle son of William Albert Lyles and Mary Fowler Lyles. He enlisted in March of 1862 and died near Richmond, July 12-13, 1862, shortly after the battle at Gaines' Mill.

Pettis V. Lyles, 13th SC Infantry, Co. B

P.L. Lyles, 12th SC Infantry, Co. E

R.E. Lyles, 4th Battalion Reserves, Co. A

Robert Martin Lyles, 1st SC (Orr's) Rifles, Co. F. From Oconee County, he was the eldest son of William A. Lyles and Mary Fowler Lyles. He was killed at the Battle of Second Manassas (Second Bull Run), August 31, 1862, according to the date accepted by the Confederate Treasury.

R.P. Lyles, 9th SC Reserves, Co. D

Richard W. Lyles, 12th SC Infantry, Co. I. A son of Wylie Lyles, he died of "asthenea" at Gordonsville, Virginia, on April 5, 1864.

Samuel Olden Lyles, 1st SC Cavalry, Co. F. From Oconee County, he was a son of Hugh Isham Liles and Jenny Liles. He survived the war.

S.H. Lyles, 24th SC Infantry, Co. B

S.P. Lyles, 6th SC Infantry, Co. C, Co. H, 2nd lieutenant

Talmadge Lyles, Hampton's Legion, Co. B, corporal

Thomas Lyles, 20th SC Infantry, Co. B, 2nd Infantry, Co. I, 1st lieutenant

Thomas H. Lyles, 1st SC Infantry (6 mos. 1861), Co. L, sergeant

Thomas Henry Lyles, 1st SC (McCreary's) Infantry, Co. B, 1st lieutenant. He died on December 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg and is buried at the Lyles-Hughey Cemetery at Newberry, S.C.

William Boykin Lyles, 6th SC Infantry, Co. C, Co. H, captain. He died at Seven Pines, Virginia, on May 31, 1862.

William Albert Lyles, 1st SC State Troops (6 mos. 1863-64), Co. E. From Oconee County, he was married to Mary Fowler Lyles. He survived the war and now rests at Double Springs Methodist Church near Mountain Rest, S.C. My great-great-grandfather.

William M. Lyles, 15th SC Battalion (Lucas') Heavy Artillery, Co. B. He died at Point Lookout, Maryland, on April 4, 1865.

William T. Lyles, 14th SC Infantry, Co. F. He died at Danville, Virginia, on September 16, 1862.

W.J. Lyles, 2nd SC Infantry (2nd Palmetto), Co. H

William Woodward Lyles, 6th SC Infantry, Co. C, Co. H. He died on October 18, 1864, at Fort Harrison, Virginia.

Wallace W. Lyles, 15th SC Infantry, Co. E. He died on September 15, 1862, at South Mountain, Maryland.