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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Clay Dodgen

(1844 - 1920)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 17 year old farm worker in Richardsonville, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action in Maryland; on Maryland Heights on 13 September or at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on furlough in February and March 1863 and wounded again, at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer at Cooper, Edgefield County, as Clay Dodgen.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the 1880 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth M. Koon (1846-1896) in 1868 and they had 9 children.




10/23/1920; Edgefield County, SC; burial in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Saluda, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 490  [AotW citation 24495]