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Confederate (CSV)


Hugh Johnston McDow

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Craigsville in the Lancaster District, he enlisted as Private, Company I, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the leg and captured in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #4 in Frederick, MD on 19 September, but he died of wounds there on 23 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, as H.J. McDow, via fold3. His wounding on South mountain from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), also online from fold3. Hospital, wound, and death details from the Patient List.1 His middle name from the Roll 2 for Company I, as Johnston McDow. Personal details from family genealogists. His memorial is on Findagrave; he may be at Mt. Olivet, but his burial place is not known.

His father Thomas applied for his final pay in June 1863.


05/30/1842; Lancaster District, SC


09/23/1862; Frederick, MD


1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #161  [AotW citation 21496]

1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Company I, Seventeenth Regiment Infantry  [AotW citation 22098]