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Confederate (CSV)


William Drayton Mintz

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted on 3 January 1862 as Private, Company H (later C), 17th South Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862, the day before his 23rd birthday.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his death at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), as Drayton Mints, both online from fold3. His memorial is on Findagrave.

He married Adalissa Jane "Lillie" Camp (1834-1905) in 1860. His only child, son John Drayton Hill Mintz (1862-1935) was born the day after he was killed; father and son had the same birth date.

His brother John S. Mintz (b. 1841), also a Private in Company C, survived the Maryland Campaign and the war.


09/15/1839; Blacksburg, SC


09/14/1862; Turner's Gap, MD