(1840 - 1919)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
From York County, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 10 January 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the forearm in action at "Boonsboro" - Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He had recovered and returned to duty by January 1863 and served to the surrender at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
After the War
He was a farmer in York County.
References & notes
Thanks to Barry Truluck for details above from his research in the 1850 US Census, his Compiled Service Records (via Fold3), and the Roll 1 for Company E, as W.J. Farris. Details from family genealogists. His memorial is on Findagrave.
He was married twice; in 1866 to Amanda Violet Neely (1843-1874) and in 1876 to Susan Jane Currence Allison (1847-1913).
His brothers Jesse Isaac and James Monroe Faris were also in the Company. James was killed at Sharpsburg and Jesse was also wounded at Boonsboro. Their father's name is seen variously as Samuel Faris/Faries/Faires.
01/15/1840; York County, SC
02/01/1919; burial in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rock Hill, SC