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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Beufert B. Blakely

(1830 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1850 he was a mechanic living on his father's farm in Laurens, SC. On about 1 September 1861, by then age 31, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 14th South Carolina Infantry. He was promoted to Sergeant in February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Boteler's Ford near Shepherdstown, VA on 20 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 22 (or 23) September 1862 in Shepherdstown.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 which has him as Beaufort B. Blakeley and says he was killed on 23 September, and the index to his Consolidated Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists, and the US Census of 1850, which has him as Beaufort Blakely. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

There were 14 Blakelys from 7 families in Company F of the 14th Infantry.

Birth

06/03/1830; Laurens District, SC

Death

09/22/1862; Shepherdstown, VA; burial in Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Laurens, 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 F, 14th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24804]