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Confederate (CSV)


Charles Martin Gray, Jr.

(1843 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old farmer in Edgefield, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was appointed 2nd Corporal on 14 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was promoted to Sergeant on 14 September 1862 and was slightly wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863, and mortally, by a gunshot to the lungs on 6 May 1864 in the Wilderness, VA. He died of his wounds on 18 May 1864 at the Howard's Grove General Hospital in Richmond, VA.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls,1 as C.M. Gray, and Swain.2 Personal details from family genealogists.

His father Charles (1800-1870) served briefly in the regiment as color bearer and then musician from April to August 1861.


03/1843 in SC


05/18/1864; Richmond, 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 H, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24219]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 518  [AotW citation 24519]