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Confederate (CSV)


Silas Elzaphan Carroll

(1831 - 1913)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From York County, he enlisted as Private, Company H (later B), 5th South Carolina Infantry, and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, dates not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort McHenry, MD until transferred for exchange to Fortress Monroe, VA on 20 October 1862. He was exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 8 November and returned to duty. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, date not known, and was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

References & notes

Service from his Compiled Service Records (via the Historical Data Systems database) and the Roll 1 for Company B, as S.E. Carroll. His prison status from Randolph W. Kirkland, Jr's Dark Hours: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens who Were Held in US Prisons (2002). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Margaret Elizabeth Gill (1853-1876) in 1870 and they had two daughters, Cynthia Ida Elizabeth and Mary Pearler. Mary died as an infant and her mother died soon after.




11/09/1913; burial in Sharon Associate Reformed Presbyterian Churchyard, Sharon, York County, SC


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Company B, Fifth Regiment Infantry  [AotW citation 22051]