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Confederate (CSV)


John Caleb Walton

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A prosperous 28 year old farmer in Richardsonville, Edgefield District, he made his last will and testamment on 14 July 1862, and enlisted as Private, Company G, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 9 August 1861.

On the Campaign

Just over a month later he was mortally wounded in action on Maryland Heights, MD near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862 and his leg was amputated.

The rest of the War

He was taken to Charles Town, VA but he died there on 16 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 which has him as J.C. Walton and says he was killed outright on Maryland Heights, and Swain.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His memorial is on Findagrave.

He married Mary E. Abney (later DeLoach, 1833-1886) in 1852 and they had 4 children.


c. 1834


09/16/1862; Charles Town, VA


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 G, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24212]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 662  [AotW citation 24680]