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

In the Antietam 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 remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.

Place of Birth: 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]

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