Samuel C Fanning
4th Illinois Cavalry
Samuel C. Fanning, the older brother of Joseph Smith Fanning. Both brothers rode their horses from Kentucky to Danville, enlisting in Company "F" 4th Illinois Cavalry, in 1861. Samuel rode with his brother in war trying to watch out for his younger brother. Samuel became wounded in action in early November 1863, and died at Camp Clear Creek, Mississippi (The Hebron Plantation).
Sometime after the war, Samuel C. Fanning's Grave was moved from Hebron Plantation to The Vicksburg National Cemetery. I took this picture of his head stone the summer of 2000.
Samuel C. Fanning, is listed in the 1850 Kentucky Federal Census:
Listed are his father and Mother, Joseph and Eliza Fanning, his older sisters Elizabeth Fanning age 14, R Fanning 13, Susan Fanning 11, Joseph Smith Fanning 6, Nancy Fanning 5, and Martha Fanning age 1.