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Confederate (CSV)


James Madison Kennedy

(1844 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 17 year old overseer at Calhoun Mills, Abbeville District, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 7th South Carolina on 15 April 1861. He was slightly wounded in the thigh at Savage Station, VA on 29 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls 1 and from his great-great-nephew Glen Swain.2

His brother William was also in Company C and survived the war.




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 24200]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 553  [AotW citation 24556]