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Confederate (CSV)


Wiseman Washington Banks

(1834 - 1891)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 28 year old farmer at Shatterfield in the Edgefield District, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded by a gunshot to his right hand at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863 and lost his forefinger. He was in hospitals in Richmond into September 1863, then furloughed. He returned to duty and was wounded, for the third time and in the same hand, at Cold Harbor, VA on 1 June 1864. He was at Jackson Hospital in Richmond to 2 September 1864 with no further military record.

After the War

By 1870 he was farming in Jefferson, Lincoln County, GA.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls 1 and Swain.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860 - 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Savannah Logan (1837-1907) in about 1856 and they had 10 children.


04/05/1834; Abbeville District, SC


02/01/1891; Lincoln County, GA; burial in Banks Family Cemetery, Lincoln County, GA


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 24197]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 430-31  [AotW citation 24420]