(c. 1834 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Age 28, he enlisted in February 1862 and mustered as 2nd Corporal, Company C, 2nd SC Cavalry in August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his left thigh, his femur broken, in a skirmish in the streets of Frederick, MD on 12 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was initially treated by a Confederate surgeon but was captured by Federal troops sometime afterward. He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD on 23 September. His leg had shortened and was put in traction and by 15 October he was discharging blood and pus from infection. His wound was opened and drained and he seemed to be improving, but beginning on 29 October "rapid emaciation took place, and the patient became so thin that the pulsations of the aorta were visible." He died of his wounds and infection on 7 November 1862. The bullet was found behind the head of his femur only on a post-mortem examination.
References & notes
11/07/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD
1 Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company C, Second Regiment of Cavalry [AotW citation 23353]
2 Otis, George Alexander, A Report on Excisions of the Head of the Femur for Gunshot Injury, Washington: US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, 1869, pg. 96 [AotW citation 23354]