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Confederate (CSV)


David Scarborough Rabon

(c. 1839 - 1912)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, from Horry County, he enlisted as Private, Company L, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 30 September 1861 in Vienna, VA. He was promoted to First Corporal by July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh 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 and on to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. He was admitted to the Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond on 24 October 1862 and was furloughed on 12 November. He enlisted in Company B of Tucker's Cavalry Squadron (later "F" of the 7th SC Cavalry, his brother Daniel's unit) on 9 July 1863 at Georgetown, SC, transferred back to the 7th Infantry by December 1863, and was promoted to 4th Sergeant on 4 June 1864. He transferred back to Company F of the 7th Cavalry on 7 January 1865 and was probably surrendered with them at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was a farmer in Horry County by 1870 and to at least 1910, and was a County Commissioner there at the time of his death at about age 72 in 1912.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of additional details from his Compiled Service Record.

He married Frances Teresa "Fannie" Parker (1841-1911) in 1866 and they had 9 children.


c. 1839; Cool Spring, SC


1912; Horry County, SC; burial in Socastee UMC Cemetery, Socastee, 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 L, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24224]