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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Snelgrove

(c. 1828 - 1897)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 33 year old mechanic at Ridge Post Office, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was wounded - "badly shocked by explosion of shell" - on 1 July 1862 at Malvern Hill, VA.

On the Campaign

He was promoted to 3rd Corporal on 14 September and wounded by a gunshot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there two days later.

The rest of the War

He was briefly at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 22 to 25 October 1862, then transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore on the way to being exchanged. He was slightly wounded at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862 and promoted to First Corporal on 3 July 1863, probably on the field at Gettysburg, PA. He was wounded again, at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1862 and furloughed home afterward. He was listed as missing in action at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864, but later returned to his Company. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

More on the Web

Sharpsburg wound and hospital details from the Patient List.1 His service from Swain.2


c. 1828


01/14/1897; Butler County, AL


1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.193  [AotW citation 24243]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 640-41  [AotW citation 24659]