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Confederate (CSV)


John Henry Etheredge

(1840 - 1917)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 20 year old farmer in Richardsonville, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was assigned as a musician to the regimental band in August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded by a gunshot in April 1864, place not given, and in hospitals in Charlottesville and Lynchburg, VA. He was wounded yet again, by a gunshot to his face at Cold Harbor, VA on 3 June 1864, and was treated at a hospital in Richmond into August. 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 Coleman, Edgefield County. In 1900 he was a salesman in Saluda.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists - at least one of whom has his birth in March 1841 - and the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Barbara A. Jennings (1844-1911) about 1867 and they had 9 children.




02/12/1917; Saluda, SC; burial in Travis Park Cemetery, Saluda, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 503  [AotW citation 24505]