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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Samuel Dixon Stewart

(1840 - 1923)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Hampton (SC) Legion

Before Sharpsburg

Orphaned at age 2 when his parents and one brother died of tuberculosis, he and some of his 6 surviving siblings were raised by their maternal Templeton grandparents in Laurens County. He was in school in Huntington to about 1858, and living with his uncle in Columbia at age 20 in 1860. In 1861 he enrolled there and mustered as Sergeant, Company D, Hampton Legion Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded wounded in his right hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Dandridge, TN in January 1864, and was surrendered at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He settled, with others of his extended family, in Liberty, Pickens County, SC where he was a farmer and the Postmaster. About 1920 he moved in with his son Samuel Converse "Connie" Stewart (1881-1966) in Wilkes County, NC, and died there at age 82 in 1923.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls.1 Personal details from family genealogists, especially the Walter Stewart Clan. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married his cousin Esther Catherine "Kate" Templeton (1837-1919) in November 1866 and they had 5 sons; the first three all died before age 3.

At least 4 Boggs brothers-in-law served with Samuel in Company D. His oldest brother William Clark Stewart (1828-1863) enlisted in the Company in August 1863 but was discharged in 30 days for illness and died 4 months later of tuberculosis. A total of 44 Stewarts and in-laws of Samuel's generation were in Confederate service.

More on the Web

There's an excellent photograph of him with the other patriarchs of the Stewart clan at the first family reunion in 1907, published in Caroline Smith Sherman & Dianne Gault Bailey's Fountain Inn (2017) via GoogleBooks. The 100th reunion was held in 2007, and it is still held near Fountain Inn in August each year.

Birth

05/21/1840; Laurens County, SC

Death

04/26/1923 Wilkes County, NC; burial in Carmel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Liberty, SC

Notes

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 D, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24112]