(1828 - 1887)
Home State: South Carolina
Education: South Carolina University, Class of 1849
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
He taught school for two years, and was "engaged in agricultural pursuits" beginning in 1852. In 1861 he enlisted as a private, was appointed adjutant and later elected Colonel of the Seventh South Carolina Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg and captured.
The rest of the War
He was relieved from service by reason of wounds received on September 17, 1862, at Sharpsburg. He was later a member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1864-66.
After the War
Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1876; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1877-87; was not a candidate for renomination in 1886, being an invalid throughout his last term.
3/17/1828; Winnsboro, SC
4/6/1887 Cokesbury, SC; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenwood, SC
1 Dickert, D. Augustus, History of Kershaw's Brigade, Newberry (SC): Elbert H. Aull Company, 1899, pg. 198 [AotW citation 1201]
2 US Congress, Congressional Biographical Directory, Published c. 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp>, Source page: /scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=A000061 [AotW citation 1202]