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Confederate (CSV)


Major S. Drinkard

(1829 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Petersburg, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 12th Virginia Infantry on 4 May 1861 in Petersburg. He was reelected 2nd Lieutenant on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a US Army hospital near Sharpsburg on 9 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from William D. Henderson's 12th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1984) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1829; Petersburg, VA


10/09/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA


1   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 19006]