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Confederate (CSV)


William Henry Craven

(1842 - 1904)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old laborer in Conway, Horry District, he enlisted as Private, Company L, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 26 June 1861. He was ill in hospitals for much of his service into June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted 4th Corporal about April 1865, was surrendered 26 April, and paroled 2 May 1865 at Goldsboro, NC.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer in Wahee Township, Marion County, and was still farming there in 1900.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls 1 and Swain.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Melvina (or Melvina Sarah) Richardson (1846-1913) in about 1867 and they had 10 children.




12/17/1904; Marion County, SC; burial in Souls Chapel Cemetery, Gresham, 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 24226]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 477  [AotW citation 24478]