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Confederate (CSV)


William Jasper Faris

(1840 - 1919)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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


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 E, Seventeenth Regiment Infantry  [AotW citation 22062]