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Confederate (CSV)


John E. McElveen

(1837 - 1903)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in Clarendon County, SC, he enlisted on 4 June 1861 in Company K, 6th South Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the Winder Division hospital in Richmond, VA on 28 September and was later detailed as a nurse in Richmond hospitals until he returned to duty on 20 August 1863. He was the regiment's acting Ordnance Sergeant from November 1863 to at least February 1865 and was surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865. He was admitted to a US hospital at Burkeville, VA on 17 April with "remittant fever."

After the War

He farmed in Shady Grove, Sumter County, SC.

References & notes

Thanks to Barry Truluck for details above from his research in the US Census (1850-1900), McElveen's Compiled Service Records (via Fold3), and a Roster of Company K transcribed by Shelly B. Parker on SCGenWeb. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




02/16/1903; burial in McElveen Cemetery, Cades, SC