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J.H. Dingle

J.H. Dingle

Confederate (CSV)


James Hervey Dingle

(c. 1824 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Hampton (SC) Legion

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 36 year old farmer at Wright's Bluff in the Clarendon District, SC. He enrolled and mustered in Columbia as 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, Hampton Legion Infantry on 12 (or 19) June 1861, was elected First Lieutenant on 25 April 1862 at the Army reorganization, and was appointed Major of the regiment on 20 June.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:

He was a true Christian soldier. His colonel [M.W. Gary] said of him: He was one of the bravest men I ever saw. He did not know what fear was. He was killed near me, and I took the flag from his hand as he was dying; he died without a groan, and looked as if he was sleeping. He was blessed by the men and officers, and was a kind, courteous, efficient and accomplished officer...

References & notes

His service from the Rolls,1 the Card Index,2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3, as J. Hervey Dingle, Jr. The quote above from William Wallace Bennett's A Narrative of the Great Revival which Prevailed in the Southern Armies (1877). Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His picture from one of two wartime photographs and the pointer to the Great Revival kindly provided by descendant Jeff Dingle, from original images in his collection.

He married his first cousin Angelina Matilda A. Dingle (1828-1888) in about 1846 and they had at least 5 children by 1860.


c. 1824 in 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, Roll of Company C, Hampton Legion, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24104]

2   Military Order of the Stars and Bars, Confederate Officers Card Index, Springfield, TN: MOS&B, 2014  [AotW citation 24105]

3   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30836]