★★★ -Coward, Asbury

Asbury Coward:
:CSA1stNat:
Born: September 19, 1835
Coward.jpg

Birthplace: Berkeley District South Carolina
Father: Jesse Coward 1805 – 1850
Mother: Keziah Ann Dubois 1807 – 1835
Wife: Elise Corbett Blum 1837 – 1927
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Children:
Ann Lorrimer Coward
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Ethel Coward
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Annie D. Coward
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Robert Edward Lee Coward
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Maud Coward
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Sarah Rebecca Coward Unknown – 1859
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Andrew Blum Coward Unknown – 1860
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Micah Jenkins Coward Unknown – 1865
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Jenny Coward Bratton 1862 – 1964
Coward 1.jpg

(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Jessie Dubois Coward 1863 – 1863
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Mary Louisa Coward Glover 1866 – 1952
(Buried: Sunnyside Cemetery Orangeburg South Carolina)
Dr. Francis Asbury Coward 1877 – 1922
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Osmun Latrobe Coward 1883 – 1969
(Buried: Grove Hill Cemetery Darlington South Carolina)

Education:
Graduated from South Carolina Military Academy

Occupation before War:
Co – Founder of King’s Mountain Military Academy

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Captain and Assistant Adjutant General on Jones Staff
1862: Major of 5th​ South Carolina Infantry Regiment
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 5th​ South Carolina Infantry Regiment
1864: Wounded in the arm at the Battle of the Wilderness Virginia
1865: Paroled at Appomattox Virginia

Occupation after War:
1866 – 1886: Superintendent of King’s Mountain Military Academy
Coward 3.jpg

1882 – 1886: South Carolina State Superintendent of Instruction
1890 – 1908: Superintendent of The Citadel
Member of the Board of Visitors at West Point Military Academy

Died: April 28, 1925
Place of Death: York County South Carolina
Age at time of Death: 89 years old
Burial Place: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina




Coward 2.jpg


IMG_2902.JPG
 

Luke Freet

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Joined
Nov 8, 2018
Location
Palm Coast, Florida
Asbury Coward:
:CSA1stNat:
Born: September 19, 1835View attachment 383561
Birthplace: Berkeley District South Carolina
Father: Jesse Coward 1805 – 1850
Mother: Keziah Ann Dubois 1807 – 1835
Wife: Elise Corbett Blum 1837 – 1927
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Children:
Ann Lorrimer Coward
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Ethel Coward
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Annie D. Coward
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Robert Edward Lee Coward
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Maud Coward
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Sarah Rebecca Coward Unknown – 1859
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Andrew Blum Coward Unknown – 1860
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Micah Jenkins Coward Unknown – 1865
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Jenny Coward Bratton 1862 – 1964View attachment 383562
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Jessie Dubois Coward 1863 – 1863
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Mary Louisa Coward Glover 1866 – 1952
(Buried: Sunnyside Cemetery Orangeburg South Carolina)
Dr. Francis Asbury Coward 1877 – 1922
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina)
Osmun Latrobe Coward 1883 – 1969
(Buried: Grove Hill Cemetery Darlington South Carolina)

Education:
Graduated from South Carolina Military Academy

Occupation before War:
Co – Founder of King’s Mountain Military Academy

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Captain and Assistant Adjutant General on Jones Staff
1862: Major of 5th​ South Carolina Infantry Regiment
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 5th​ South Carolina Infantry Regiment
1864: Wounded in the arm at the Battle of the Wilderness Virginia
1865: Paroled at Appomattox Virginia

Occupation after War:
1866 – 1886: Superintendent of King’s Mountain Military AcademyView attachment 383563
1882 – 1886: South Carolina State Superintendent of Instruction
1890 – 1908: Superintendent of The Citadel
Member of the Board of Visitors at West Point Military Academy

Died: April 28, 1925
Place of Death: York County South Carolina
Age at time of Death: 89 years old
Burial Place: Rose Hill Cemetery York South Carolina




View attachment 383564

View attachment 383565
He had quite an unlucky last name for a Confederate Colonel. However, it seems he was anything but a Coward, given his regiment lead a breakthrough on Union entrenchments after the death of Micah Jenkins to friendly fire.
Speaking of which: Coward, a personal friend of Jenkins, stayed with his friend as he was dying, telling the senior Colonel Bratton to take command of the brigade while he stayed behind to see if Jenkins would stay in the mortal realm. I believe he was still with him when Jenkins drew his last breath, not saying a word.
 

rpkennedy

Lt. Colonel
Member of the Year
Joined
May 18, 2011
Location
Carlisle, PA
Rhyming with 'howard' and similar to Noel Coward.
Lubliner.
I assumed that that was how it was said but I've learned not to assume that everybody pronounces things like I (a northern New Yorker) would. I tend to compare my family's native accent to a mix of Canadian and Wisconsin dialect.

Ryan
 

Lubliner

Captain
Forum Host
Joined
Nov 27, 2018
Location
Chattanooga, Tennessee
I assumed that that was how it was said but I've learned not to assume that everybody pronounces things like I (a northern New Yorker) would. I tend to compare my family's native accent to a mix of Canadian and Wisconsin dialect.

Ryan
I can understand that. When you think first of 'leeward' noting the syllable emphasis, you can assume 'co-ward' maybe. But natural use of 'coward' is so prevalent in it's known pronunciation, I would think the 'co-' would be prefixed to '-word' making 'co-word' if it were to be pronounced thusly.
Lubliner.
 

rpkennedy

Lt. Colonel
Member of the Year
Joined
May 18, 2011
Location
Carlisle, PA
I can understand that. When you think first of 'leeward' noting the syllable emphasis, you can assume 'co-ward' maybe. But natural use of 'coward' is so prevalent in it's known pronunciation, I would think the 'co-' would be prefixed to '-word' making 'co-word' if it were to be pronounced thusly.
Lubliner.

Ask my wife how I pronounce "Lancaster". It drives her crazy (she's from south central Pennsylvania).

Ryan
 
Top