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Confederate (CSV)


C. P. Abernathy

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at Cross Anchor, SC as Sergeant, Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry. He gave his age as 25, and home as the Spartanburg District. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant prior to Sharpsburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Originally buried on the field at Sharpsburg near "Mrs. Lucker's" [Locker] barn. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & 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. Home and death details from Salley2.


c. 1836


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in 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]

2   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., editor, Tentative Roster of the Third Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Confederate States Provisional Army, Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1908, pg. 45  [AotW citation 12830]