(1827 - 1864)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enrolled and mustered as Captain, Company D, 14th South Carolina Infantry on 1 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He commanded his Company at Harpers Ferry and Sharpsburg in September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Colonel of the regiment on 20 February 1863 and led them at Chancellorsville in May. He led the Brigade in action at 1 July at Gettysburg and was promoted to Brigadier General on 10 September 1863. He was killed, struck by 7 bullets, leading a counterattack at the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864.
References & notes
His service from a sketch in the Confederate Military History.1 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the Library of Congress as published in Richard B. McCaslin's A Photographic History of South Carolina in the Civil War (1994).
He married Emmala Butler (1830-1862) in 1851 and they had two sons.
02/02/1827; Edgefield District, SC
05/12/1864; Spotsylvania Court House, VA; burial in Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA