Tapley P. Mays(? - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company D, 7th Infantry on 13 May 1861 at Giles Courthouse. He was appointed standard bearer (Color Sergeant) 5 May 1862. Wounded at Frayser's Farm, 30 June 1862. Cited in A.P. Hill's report on Williamsburg and Kemper's report on Frayser's Farm.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action on 14 September 1862 on South Mountain while "acting as Ensign" and bearing the colors at the front of the Regiment.
The remainder of the War:
He died 17 September 1862 at Boonsboro, MD.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Riggs1. His photograph from one published in Voices2.
|Place of Birth: Pittsylvania County, VA |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Boonsboro, MD
1 Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982 [AotW citation 9734]
2 Mathless, Paul, editor, Voices of the Civil War:The Peninsula, Richmond: Time-Life Books, 1997, pg. 92 [AotW citation 9769]
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