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Confederate (CSV)


Toliver Sumerel

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Corporal, Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 2 January 1862 at Columbia, SC at about age 19.

On the Campaign

He was wounded very severely in the right chest, lung, and left leg, and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the US General Hospital #1, Frederick, MD until 8 October, then sent to Fort McHenry, and on to Fortress Monroe, VA, where he was exchanged 13 October 1862. He was at Chimorao Hospital #4, Richmond, VA to 7 November, when he was furloughed home for 60 days. He was back with his Company by 1 January 1863. He was again wounded, in the chin and neck by a minie ball, and chest and arm by bayonet, in action at Spotsylvania, VA on 8 May 1864. He was at Jackson Hospital, Richmond, then furloughed home again. He was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865 as Private, Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1.


c. 1842; Laurens District, SC


1   Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster  [AotW citation 16056]