(1837 - ?)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 23 year old clerk at Edgefield Court House, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 June 1861. He reenlisted in Company A on 13 April 1862 as 4th Corporal. He was promoted to 3rd Corporal on 8 July.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by a gunshot in action on Maryland Heights, MD near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862 and promoted to First Corporal on that date.
The rest of the War
He was in hospitals until at least March 1863 then detached in May to recruiting duty in Edgefield. He was on that service to the end of the war, and was promoted to 5th Sergeant on 2 July 1863 and to 4th Sergeant on 6 May 1864.
After the War
He was living in Edgefield in 1880 and died sometime before 1905.
References & notes
Uncle Dolph was shot through the head during the Civil War and thought to be dead until he "kicked the Yankee that was trying to steal his boots." He came home from the war and eventually drank himself to death.
12/29/1837; Orangeburg, 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 H, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols. [AotW citation 24220]
2 Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 550 [AotW citation 24550]