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Confederate (CSV)


John Benjamin Day

(1843 - 1909)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 17 year old farm boy at Graniteville, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 9th South Carolina Infantry in April 1861. He was promoted to 4th Corporal, date not given. He transferred as a Private to Company A, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 31 August 1862.

On the Campaign

Two weeks later he was wounded by a gunshot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated in a hospital in Culpeper, VA to 25 September 1862. He was absent from November 1863 to March 1864 and then detailed to the Brigade Quartermaster til June. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

He married in Alabama in 1867 and lived there to at least 1877. In 1900 he was a grain inspector in Columbus, GA.

References & notes

His service from the Roll 1 and Swain.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860 and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Alabama-born Euphemia Cornelia Renfroe (1845-1922) in November 1867 and they had 4 children, all born in Alabama.


12/06/1843; Trenton, Edgefield District, SC


07/10/1909; Columbus, GA; burial in Riverdale Cemetery, Columbus, GA


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company H, 9th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24489]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 485  [AotW citation 24490]