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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Ayers Cartledge

(1838 - 1881)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 22 year old teacher at Cold Spring, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at Winder Hospital #2 in Richmond, VA to 28 September, then furloughed for 30 days. He was slightly wounded at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863, and was on furlough home in February and March 1864. He was wounded for the third time, in the leg in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. His leg was amputated and there is no further military record.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farmer in Washington Township, Edgefield County and was still farming there in 1880.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 - 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Haseltine Morgan (1840-1925) while on furlough in February 1864, and they had 7 children.


12/31/1838; Edgefield District, SC


01/24/1881; burial in Parksville Baptist Church Cemetery, Parksville, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 463  [AotW citation 24460]