The following is the personal affidavit of Mrs. Allston.
My husband, Dr. Edward F. Allston, was mustered into confederate service, Nov. 1861, but, he had previously with Capt. Thos. Pinckney, raised a company of home defense or rather a coast defense. Comm. 1st Lieut. Of said company which was raised as St. James Santee Mounted Riflemen. In April 1861 was drilling all ?unreadable, & sometimes sent to the islands, Bull's Island picket duty. He continued to serve until close of war, first as 1st Lieut. 4th So. Co. Cavalry. In Apr? 1863, he was commissioned and promoted to rank of assistant surgeon and assigned to 67th Regt. Ga. Infantry. Col.Harshburg Wharton's brigade, Early's Div. Where he remained till their capture in March 1863 when he was put on parole and required to remain in neighborhood of ?unreadable, VA. At expiration of parole he rejoined Gen'l ?unreadable command in southwest Va. & was with them when the troops disbanded after Gen'l Lee's disaster. If proof are needed, I can provide letters ? written from ?unreadable telling the battles in which he participated and was on duty all up and down the Valley. After the troops were disbanded, he made his way across the mountains and with a detachment of Gen. Duke's men, and travelled with then to North Carolina, then continued on to find the Surgeon G (Surgeon General?) thinking the war might be continued beyond the Mississippi. That did not occur, and he came home to find his plantation a wasted, his three fine horses and two mules gone into Confederate Service. I am old, a widow, and bereaved of my only son and dependent on my daughters.
Mrs. Catherine P. Allston
A copy of his Confederate Pension Application is on line.