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Confederate (CSV)

Private

R. P. Chambers

(1829 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted on 26 (or 23) November 1861 in Company E, 17th South Carolina Infantry in Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was "not in Wednesday's fight, wounded on Tuesday" - mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 16 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 1 November 1862 in Richmond, VA after a second amputation.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3, and the Roll 1 for Company E. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1829; York County, SC

Death

11/01/1862; Richmond, VA; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, SC

Notes

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 E, Seventeenth Regiment Infantry  [AotW citation 22085]