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Confederate (CSV)


William Patton Kennedy

(1833 - 1892)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 29 year old farmer in Calhoun Mills, Abbeville District, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 7th South Carolina about April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was sent to Fort McHenry in Baltimore on 13 October then on to Fortress Monroe, VA, where he was exchanged. He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA fro 20 to 26 October, then furloughed. He returned to duty on 21 January 1863. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls 1 and from his great-great-nephew Glen Swain.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Margaret Elizabeth McLane (1837-1933) in about 1859 and they had 10 children.

His brother James, also in Company C, was killed at Sharpsburg.


06/22/1833 in SC


03/26/1892; Abbeville County, SC; burial in Due West ARP Church Cemetery, Due West, 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 24201]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 554  [AotW citation 24557]