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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

William Keith Stewart

(1837 - 1921)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the Pickens District, he enrolled as Lieutenant in Company F, 22nd South Carolina Infantry about 15 January 1862, and was promoted to Captain, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer at Eastatoe in Pickens County. In 1900 he was living with his son Chastain and in 1910 with his daughter Aurie in Eastatoe.

References & notes

His service from the Roll 1 and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database; both as William R. Stewart, as do most period references. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Malinda Chastain (1844-1888) and they had at least 10 children between 1862 and 1883. His first child, Mary Elmira Stewart was born the day before the battle on South Mountain.

Birth

1837; Pickens District, SC

Death

01/09/1921 Eastatoe, SC; burial in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Pickens, 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, 22nd Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24963]