Works in grocery store, Yorkville, York District South Carolina, 1860
When John Pinckney Logan’s brother, David Jackson Logan, and his brother’s business partner, Samuel Banks Meacham, opened a grocery store, Logan & Meacham, in Yorkville, S.C., “Pink” or “Pinck” Logan worked there as did another brother, Leonidas Marion Logan.
Source: A Rising Star of Promise,The Civil War Odyssey of David Jackson Logan, 17th South Carolina Volunteers, 1861-1864, edited by Samuel N. Thomas, Jr. and Jason H. Silverman, 1998
“Pinck” Logan enlisted as a private in Company I, Turkey Creek Grays, 5th South Carolina Volunteers, when war broke out in 1861. P. Logan joined for duty and enrolled 13 April 1861 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, “in the service of Confederate States” and mustered 4 June 1861. His original time of service was for 12 months. A private, 21, he had dark eyes, dark hair, and dark complexion. HIs occupation before the war was clerk. He was born in Cleaveland County, N.C. The company muster roll indicates he traveled 83 miles to the rendezvous of the fledgling company from his home in Yorkville, South Carolina.
Source: A Rising Star of Promise, Thomas and Silverman, ibid; descriptive list and account of pay and clothing, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Note: Samuel B. Meacham, brother David Jackson Logan’s business partner in the grocery store in Yorkville, enlisted 13 April 1861 with the 5th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers. He was elected lieutenant and eventually became captain. This is the same unit in which John Pinckney Logan served. He worked in the store before the Civil War.
Source: NARA; Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume XVII, R.A. Brock, 1889; “Roll of Company E, Fifth Regiment Infantry, South Carolina Volunteers in the Confederate States Provisional Army,” Report of the Historian of the Confederate Records to the General Assembly of South Carolina, 1899
Enlists in Jasper Light Infantry, Confederate States of America, 1861
There is also a record of “Pink Logan” enlisting in the Jasper Light Infantry in April of 1861. The roster appeared in the Yorkville Enquirer issue of 25 April 1861.
Source: “Roster of Jasper Light Infantry, April 1861,” York County Genealogical and Historical Quarterly, March, 1990
Note: Confederate records also show “Pinckney J. Logan” as a private, Company G, Palmetto Sharpshooters. He transferred to a North Carolina regiment (unspecified in the record, but it was Co. E, 12th North Carolina.)
Source: Report of the Historian of the Confederate Records to the General Assembly of South Carolina, 1899; South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, Vol. III, A.S. Salley, 1930
Wounded in Virginia, multiple times
John Pinckney Logan was “several times wounded — twice severely — but he continued cheerful and fearless to the day of his death.” Company muster rolls show him present throughout 1861, but from 31 December 1861 until 1 July 1862 he was detailed to Manchester Hospital. Oftentimes, soldiers were detailed to a hospital after an illness or wound where they performed light nursing or other duties while recuperating. Company muster rolls show J.P. Logan detailed to Manchester Hospital throughout 1862 and into January and February 1863.
Source: Sketches, Historical and Biographical, of the Broad River and Kings Mountain Baptist Associations, From 1800 to 1882, Deacon J.R. Logan (John Pinckney Logan’s father), 1887; NARA
John Pinckney Logan killed at Battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, 1865
John Pinckney Logan was killed at the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, near Petersburg, Virginia, 6 February 1865, “while making a charge on the enemy’s works.” He was 25. His father, John Randolph Logan, quotes the following statement by John Pinckney Logan to an unnamed fellow soldier on the morning of the battle: “I have several times been wounded, and made many hair-breadth escapes from the enemies’ bullets, but to-day I shall fall at last,’ which proved true, and was certainly a foreboding with him as to what would follow.”