(1824 - 1864)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 38 year old shoe maker in the Pickens District, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 22nd South Carolina Infantry about 15 January 1862, and was appointed First Sergeant, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was mortally wounded at Petersburg, VA, date not given, and died of wounds in the Jackson Hospital in Richmond on 4 August 1864.
References & notes
His service from the Roll,1 only as Sgt. Gilstrap, and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850 and 1860. His memorial is on Findagrave.
He married Mary Ann Conley (1819-1900) in 1845 and they had 7 children.
1824; Pickens District, SC
08/04/1864 Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA