The Indian Territory in the Civil War Message Board

Edward Falling and Ned Fauling

Is this the same person?

Ned Fauling enlisted July 12, 1861 in Watie's Regiment (1st Cherokee Mtd Vols) Co. F (1st org.), Age 59. This is a one year enlistment.

Edward Falling enlisted July 12, 1862 (indicating he was probably at the end of a one year enlistment) in Co. B (E?) (2nd Org.) and was killed on April 25, 1863 during Col. Wm.A. Phillips’ raid on Webbers Falls.

“Ned” is, of course, a nickname for “Edward”. At his age (59) it seems unlikely, but far from impossible, that he would/could have endured the hardships for two years that many younger men could not. I checked the 1851 Old Settlers Roll and the 1852 Drennen Roll and find only one close match – Edward Fallen, Saline District – on the Drennen Roll. Emmett Starr's Old Cherokee Families spells this surname as “Fawling”.