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Confederate (CSV)


Samuel J. Davis

(1844 - 1918)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 17 year old farmer at Due West Corner, Abbeville District, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 14 March 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was on furlough to 8 December 1862. He was wounded again, by gunshot to the hand and a shell-bruise on his leg, on 4 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA. He was in hospitals in Manchester, Richmond, and Charlottesville, VA into August 1863, then reported absent without leave to June 1864. He was slightly wounded at Strasburg, VA on 13 October 1864 with no further military record.

After the War

In 1880 he was a farmer in Diamond Hill, Abbeville County. In 1910 he was living in Anderson County with 3 of his children.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1880 and 1910. His death certificate has his birth date as 5 June 1843. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Augusta C Haddon (1843-1911) about 1868 and they had 5 children.


12/16/1844; Abbeville District, SC


04/05/1918; Anderson County, SC; burial in Silver Brook Cemetery, Anderson, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 484  [AotW citation 24488]