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Confederate (CSV)


John H. Barwick

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company H (?), 6th South Carolina Infantry on 4 April 1861 in Gadsen, SC.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the right leg by an artillery shell in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured.

The rest of the War

The lower third of his leg was amputated and he was treated at "Kershaw's Brigade" field hospital near Sharpsburg where he was thought to be "doing well" as late as 1 October 1862. He was paroled on 27 September but listed as "presumed to have died of his wounds" in Maryland.

References & notes

His service and personal details thanks to Barry Truluck, from his research in the US Census (1850), and Barwick's Compiled Service Records (via Fold3). Medical details from Fisher.1


c. 1843


1862; in MD


1   Fisher, Geoge Jackson, MD, Report of Fifty-seven Cases of Amputations ... after the Battle of Antietam, The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 1863-01-01, Table II, pg. 48  [AotW citation 21822]