(1847 - 1914)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A farm boy from the Fairfield District, not quite 14 years old, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 12th South Carolina Infantry in September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was wounded again and captured at Spotsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864. He was treated at the Judiciary Square and Lincoln hospitals in Washington, DC and his right forearm was amputated on 3 October 1864. He was held at the Old Capitol Prison in March 1865, then sent to the prison at Elmira, NY. He was released on 30 June 1865.
After the War
In 1880 he was still working on his father's farm in Fairfield. He later lived in Winnsboro, was the coroner of Fairfield County by 1888 and to at least 1910, and was a US Postal Service contractor from 1884 to at least 1889.
References & notes
His service from the Rolls 1 and his Compiled Service Records, also as George S. Hinant. His capture and prison details from Kirkland.2 His amputation from the MSHWR,3 as G.S. Hinant. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1850 & 1880, the Report of State Officers, Board and Committees to the General Assembly (1893, 1910), and the Official Register of the United States (1885, 1890). His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Margaret E. Ferrall (1849-1916) after 1880 and they had a son George, Jr.
12/14/1847 in SC
11/07/1914; Fairfield District, SC; burial in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Winnsboro, 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 F, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols. [AotW citation 24376]
2 Kirkland, Jr., Randolph W., Dark Hours: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens who Were Held in Federal Prisons during the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865, Charleston: South Carolina Historical Society, 2002, pg. 217 [AotW citation 24377]
3 Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 2, pg. 989 [AotW citation 24378]