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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph A. Wisher

(? - 1865)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company C, 17th South Carolina Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded by a gunshot in action at Boonsboro (Turner's Gap) on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in the SC Hospital in Manchester, VA on 27 September 1862. He was captured at the Crater at Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864 and held at Point Lookout, MD, then transferred to Elmira, NY on 12 August. He died there of pneumonia on 18 May 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Roll 1 and his Compiled Service Records, with his wound at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), as J. Withers, both online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/18/1865; Emira, NY; burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY


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 C, Seventeenth Regiment Infantry  [AotW citation 22076]