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Confederate (CSV)


Charles M. Burress

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, from Edgefield, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was appointed 5th Sergeant on 13 May 1862, and was Color Sergeant when he was slightly wounded in the hip at Savage Station, VA on 29 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862 while carrying the colors. Colonel Aiken shouted for him to get down with the rest of the men, but he remained standing and was hit by a gunshot to his abdomen.

The rest of the War

He was captured and later paroled, at Sandy Hook, MD on 22 September, but died of his wounds on 10 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 His brother John F. Burress was Captain of Company K, and was wounded at Sharpsburg.


c. 1843; Edgefield District, SC




1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 137, 454-55  [AotW citation 24409]