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Confederate (CSV)


Cornelius Rentz

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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

On the Campaign

He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 17 September and was probably killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 which says he was killed at Boonsboro (Turner's Gap) on South Mountain, MD on 14 September. He is not found in the Compiled Service Records for the regiment, but is listed as present at Turner's Gap (as C. Rentz) and missing at Sharpsburg (as W.C. Wrentz) on Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), online from fold3. Birth information from family genealogists.


c. 1844; Barnwell District, SC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


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 H, Seventeenth Regiment Infantry  [AotW citation 22096]