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Confederate (CSV)


Patrick Charles

(1826 - 1903)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 34 year old carpenter in Germansville, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company M, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 19 March 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Staunton, VA then in Richmond to 2 December 1862. He was absent March - July 1864 then returned to duty. He was surrendered 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farm worker in Saluda, Edgefield County and in 1880 he was a mechanic in Germanville. By 1900 he was a widower living on his son Benjamin's farm in Saluda.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1900.

He married Frances Rebecca Bedenbaugh (1838-1900) and they had 9 children. Her brother Levi was also in Company M and also wounded at Sharpsburg, but did not survive the war.


03/1826; Edgefield District, SC


1903; Saluda, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 464  [AotW citation 24466]