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Confederate (CSV)


Robert E. Ash

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company K, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action and captured at Boonsboro (Turner's Gap) on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in West Philadelphia on 27 September and later held at Fort Delaware until paroled and sent to Fortress Monroe, VA in March 1863. He was discharged for disability from wounds on 17 September 1863 but was still on the Company rolls to at least February 1865. He was admitted to a hospital in Danville, VA on 30 March 1865.

References & notes

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


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 K, Seventeenth Regiment Infantry  [AotW citation 22100]