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Confederate (CSV)


Samuel Patterson Wigg

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st South Carolina Infantry (Provisional Army)

Before Sharpsburg

He was a clerk living with his widower father and his siblings in Washington, DC in 1860. On 2 August 1861, then age 18, he enlisted in Beaufort as Private, Company H, First South Carolina Infantry. He was promoted to 4th Corporal on 16 November 1861 and 3rd Corporal on 25 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 while carrying the regimental colors.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the battlefield, but later reinterred elsewhere by his father, final location not known.

References & notes

His service from Salley1 and the Roll.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the 1860 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/28/1842; Beaufort, SC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 1, pp. 334, 335, 346  [AotW citation 24062]

2   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company H, 1st Reg't, Gregg's, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24063]