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Confederate (CSV)


William Lundy Coleman

(c. 1840 - 1869)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old farmer at Longmires, Edgefield District, he enrolled as Private, Company K, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the cheek in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was briefly at Chimborazo Hospital #5 in Richmond, VA to 2 October then furloughed for 60 days. He was wounded again, slightly, at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863 and by a gunshot to the head on 1 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA, and promoted to 2nd Corporal that day. He was in hospitals in Richmond in June and again in November-December 1864, then on 30 day furlough. He was reported absent without leave on 9 April but was surrendered with his Company on 26 April 1865. He was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865,

After the War

He died young, about age 29, in 1869.

References & notes

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

He married Emmaline "Emma" Sullivan (later Cartledge, 1839-1919) about 1865 and they had 3 children.


c. 1840; Edgefield District, SC


09/26/1869; Edgefield, SC; burial in Coleman - Sullivan Cemetery, Edgefield, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 471  [AotW citation 24471]