(1830 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
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.
06/03/1830; Laurens District, SC
09/22/1862; Shepherdstown, VA; burial in Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Laurens, SC