site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Confederate (CSV)


Sidney Jones Bouknight

(1841 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old dentist in West Creek, Edgefield District, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 5 June 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA to at least 14 October 1862 and returned to duty about February 1863. He was left behind to care for the wounded at Gettysburg, PA and captured there on 4 July 1863. He was a nurse at Letterman Hospital in Gettysburg, then at West's Buildings Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He was exchanged at City Point, VA on 17 November 1863. He was then in General Hospital #9 and Jackson Hospital, Richmond. He was detailed to the medical staff of the regiment about May 1864, was surrendered 26 April 1865, and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

He was a grocer in Leesburg, Sumter County, FL by 1870 and to at least 1880. He was listed as a hotel keeper there at the State Census of 1885.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870 & 1880; at least one genealogists has him as Sydney Bauknight.

He married Louise Rorh (b. 1855) in 1875 and they had a son Sidney Jack Bouknight (1877-1913).


01/11/1841 in SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 441  [AotW citation 24433]