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Confederate (CSV)


James Wesley Cheatham

(c. 1834 - 1865)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old farmer in Shatterfield, Edgefield District, he enlisted as 4th Sergeant of Company M, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 19 March 1862. He was elected 3rd Lieutenant on the reorganization of 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 to 2nd Lieutenant on 19 September 1862 and First Lieutenant on 11 September 1863. He was wounded again, at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863. He was promoted to Captain on 7 September 1864 and given a furlough that month. He was wounded for the third time, severely, in the thigh at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864 and died 8 January 1865 at Staunton, VA of complications from that wound.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary E. Shivley (1834-?) and they had two sons, James F and William H.


c. 1834


01/08/1865; Staunton, VA; burial in Gilgal Baptist Church Cemetery, Edgefield, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 464-65  [AotW citation 24467]