C. P. AbernathyHome State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at Cross Anchor, SC as Sergeant, Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant prior to Sharpsburg.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Probably killed or mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
Originally buried on the field at Sharpsburg near "Mrs. Lucker's" [Locker] barn. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1. Some details from the Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database, which lists his name alternately as S.P. Abernathy.
Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials , Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4521]
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