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Confederate (CSV)


William Henry McGee

(1832 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 28 year old farmer on his older brother Abner's place in Cokesbury, Abbeville District, he enlisted as 2nd Sergeant, Company B, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1862. He was promoted to First Sergeant on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and probably captured nearby.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds 26 October 1862 in Maryland.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 which says he was killed outright at Sharpsburg, and Swain.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the 1860 US Census.

His brother Abner Hill McGee (b. 1823) was killed at Gaines Mill, VA in June 1862 while Sergeant Major of Orr's Rifles (First Regiment SC Rifles).


11/01/1832; Anderson, SC


10/26/1862; in 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 B, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24184]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 573  [AotW citation 24580]