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Confederate (CSV)


William Thomas Jennings

(1835 - 1906)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 26 year old farmer in Mapleton, Abbeville District, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action on Maryland Heights, MD near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA and returned to duty in about February 1863. He was promoted to 3rd Corporal on 2 July 1863, probably on the field at Gettysburg, PA. He was promoted to First Corporal about April 1865, was surrendered on 26 April 1865, and was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

By 1880 (and to at least 1900) he was a farmer at Bordeaux in Abbeville County.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls 1 and Swain.2 Details from the US Census for 1880 & 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/26/1835 in SC


06/17/1906; McCormick, SC; burial in Newby Cemetery, McCormick, 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 24194]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 547  [AotW citation 24548]