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Confederate (CSV)


James A. Agnew

(1839 - 1880)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 25 year old farmer at Cokesbury, Abbeville District, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 4 June 1861. He was appointed 4th Sergeant on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted again, to 3rd Sergeant on 21 September and 2nd Sergeant on 1 February 1863. He was wounded at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 by a gunshot to his calf, and was in hospitals in Richmond, VA to at least September. He returned to duty about June 1864. He was in hospitals again in August 1864 with no later record.

After the War

In 1880 he was a farmer in Cotton Plant in Marion County, FL.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Celia Susie Cross (1840-1918) in September 1859 in Marion County, FL, and they had 5 children.


10/04/1839 in SC


10/26/1880; Marion County, FL; burial in Saint Johns United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cotton Plant, FL


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 421  [AotW citation 24413]