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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Newton Whitesides


(1835 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 27, working on his father's farm in Yorkville, he enlisted as Private in Company A, 12th South Carolina Infantry on 20 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the shoulder, neck, and back and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near the battlefield and was briefly at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 10 and 11 October 1862 before being transferred to Baltimore, then on to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange on 13 October. On 17 (or 16) November, two months after the battle, he died of his wounds in Richmond, VA.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 as R. Newton Whitesides, with further information thanks to Barry Truluck from his Compiled Service Records via fold3. Hospital detail from the Patient List,2 as R.P. Whiteside. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, as Newton Whitesides. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/06/1835; York District, SC


11/17/1862; Richmond, VA; burial in Bethany Associated Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, Clover, 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 A, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24335]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #820  [AotW citation 24356]