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Confederate (CSV)


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,1 online from fold3, and the Roll 2 for Company E. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1829; York County, SC


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


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30284]

2   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]