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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Milton Chiles

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: Erskine College, Class of 1858

Command Billet: Regimental Adjutant

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Abbeville County, he was medical student at Vanderbuilt University in Nashville, TN at the start of the war. He served with the Abbeville Minutemen, the local militia, then enlisted as 2nd Sergeant, Company C, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was commissioned First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the regiment in May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the face in action on Maryland Heights, MD near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862, and was killed in action 4 days later at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls 1 and his Compiled Service Records via Fold3. Personal details from family genealogists. His memorial is on Findagrave, source also of further details from his death notice in the Due West Telescope of 10 October 1862. His Findagrave memorial suggests he's buried at Washington Confederate Cemetery in Hagerstown, MD, which is possible, but he's not listed among the identified men buried there.


c. 1838; Cedar Springs, Abbeville County, 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, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24188]