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Confederate (CSV)


William Harper Cairnes

(1844 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Giving his age as 19, from the York District, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 12th South Carolina Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of disease at Orange Court House, VA on 3 January 1864.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls.1 as W. Harper Cairnes. His wound at Sharpsburg from a casualty list in the Yorkville Enquirer of 8 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his birth date calculated from his age of 42 years, 4 months, and 8 days at death.


04/1844 in SC


01/03/1864; Orange, VA; burial in Sharon Associate Reformed Presbyterian Churchyard, Sharon, 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 24385]