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Confederate (CSV)


James Hyley Alewine

(1839 - 1918)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old farm worker at Diamond Hill, Abbeville District, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was detailed as a wagoner and teamster into January 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in hospitals in Richmond to the end of September 1862. He was promoted to 3rd Corporal on 3 July 1863 and served as Color Corporal from about May 1864 to April 1865. He was captured and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

He returned to Abbeville but moved his family to Atkins, AR in 1871. He was a farmer there to at least 1900.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880 - 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of an excellent post-war photograph of him.

He married Martha Emily Hill (1848-1882) in 1867 and they had 3 children. He married, second, the widow Mary B. Burnett Gamble (1841-1917) in 1883. She had 4 children, and they had a daughter Bertha Ella together.




06/19/1918; Pope County, AR; burial in Atkins City Cemetery, Atkins, AR


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 423  [AotW citation 24414]