(c. 1832 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company I, 7th South Carolina Infantry, date not known.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by canister ball to the leg and was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. His tibia was shattered and his knee joint was damaged.
The rest of the War
His leg was amputated in the middle third of his thigh by a Federal surgeon at a US Army field hospital near Sharpsburg on 18 September, but he died of pyemia (infection) on 25 September 1862. The surgeon also noted that his health had been poor before he was wounded, which probably hurt his chances of survival.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and medical details from Fisher.1
09/25/1862 Sharpsburg, MD