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Confederate (CSV)


Sherod Luther Leaphart

(1830 - 1886)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 30 year old merchant in Cokesville, he enlisted as First Sergeant and was appointed 3rd Lieutenant, Company A, Second Infantry on 22 May 1861. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 15 March 1862 and elected Captain at the reorganization of 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the face and head in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to his Company by June 1863 and was wounded in the right arm and captured at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was imprisoned at Johnson's Island, OH until early 1865.

After the War

He was Comptroller-General of South Carolina to 1876, then was State Treasurer to at least 1880. He was also a bank director and insurance agent in Columbia.

References & notes

Basic information from Salley.1 Personal details from a bio sketch in Robson's Representative Men of the South (1880) and from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/23/1830; Lexington, SC


06/27/1886; Columbia, SC; burial in Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Columbia, SC


1   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 2, pp. 11 - 49  [AotW citation 13038]