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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Perrin Quarles

(1841 - 1924)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old store clerk in Millway, Abbeville District, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861, and was appointed 4th Sergeant on 1 July 1862. He was slightly wounded on the wrist at Savage Station, VA on 20 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action on 13 September 1862 on Maryland Heights, MD near Harpers Ferry.

The rest of the War

He was in hospital in Culpeper, VA in October, and furloughed from December into 25 May 1863. He was captured at Cashtown, PA on 6 July 1863 on the retreat from Gettysburg, where he may have been wounded. He was in the DeCamp Hospital on David's Island, NY in July and paroled on 24 August. He returned to duty 18 November 1863 and was promoted to 3rd Sergeant to date from 3 July. He was in a hospital again, in Richmond, VA in October 1863 and was was detailed as a clerk to the Commissary's Department about June 1864. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

He was a successful cotton merchant in Spartanburg and was ordained an Elder of the Abbeville Presbyterian Church in 1887. He wrote a letter about Company C which was published in The Abbeville Press and Banner on 28 June 1916.

References & notes

His service from the Roll 1 and Swain.2 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Thomson McDonald (1840-1911) in November 1869 and they had 6 children.

His autobiography was published by his family in January 1979.


11/1841; Edgefield District, SC


11/24/1924; Spartanburg, SC; burial in Upper Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, SC


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 24192]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 611  [AotW citation 24621]