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Confederate (CSV)


Rufus Maitland Allison

(1836 - 1902)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 25, from the York District, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 12th South Carolina Infantry in 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to a Cavalry unit, date not given, and survived the war.

After the War

In 1880 he was working his father's plantation near Hickory Grove in York County, and ran it himself from 1882, when his father died, to at least 1900.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls.1 His wound at Sharpsburg from a casualty list in the Yorkville Enquirer of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880 and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Linna Belle Byers (1860-1947) in about 1880 and they had 6 children.


02/25/1836 in SC


11/29/1902; York County, SC; burial in Beersheba Presbyterian Church 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 24384]