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Confederate (CSV)


Josiah A. Norton

(c. 1829 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 33 year old farmer at Murray's Ferry, Williamsburg District, he enlisted as Private, Company I, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to his head and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Amy General Hospital #4 in Frederick, MD on 12 October and transferred to GH #7 on 17 October. He was sent on to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange on 20 October 1862. He was absent from his Company from November 1863 to about January 1864. He was reported missing at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864 with no further military record.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer in Anderson Township, Williamsburg County, SC.

More on the Web

Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,1 as J.A. Norton. His service from Swain.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880.

He married Eliza Ann Cooper (1837-?) in 1859 and they had 7 children.


c. 1829 in SC


1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #0, 786  [AotW citation 24240]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 597  [AotW citation 24599]