(1831 - 1912)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
From York County, he enlisted as Private in Company D, 6th South Carolina Infantry on 15 July 1862 in Columbia, SC.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He returned to duty and transferred to the Hampton Legion in November 1864.
After the War
He was a farmer on Allison Creek in York County, SC until 1871, then moved to the new town of Clover, SC and was a "merchandiser" - running his own general store. He was appointed Postmaster at Clover in 1874 and retired from business there in 1895.
References & notes
His service and personal information thanks to Barry Truluck, from his research in the US Census (1850-1910), Carroll's Compiled Service Records (via Fold3), and a Company Roll from the Confederate Rolls of South Carolina.1 Further details from his obituary in the Yorkville Enquirer of 2 April 1912. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Sarah Elizabeth Boyd (1834-1885) in 1854 and they had four daughters together.
More on the Web
His role in the early history of Clover, SC can be seen in a state historic marker in the town.
01/03/1831; York County, SC
03/29/1912; near Clover, SC; burial in Bethany Associated Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, Clover, SC