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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Oliver Freeman

(1840 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old farm worker in the Abbeville District, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 14th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by gunshot to his left hand at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864, and was in hospitals in Richmond and Farmville, VA to at least 2 July 1864, with no further military record.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer at Dark Corner, Anderson County, SC. He was a night watchman in Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama in 1900, and was living with his daughter Macy's family in Jones County, Mississippi in 1910.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists.




1   Swanson, Clifford L., The Sixth United States Infantry Regiment, 1855 to Reconstruction, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, Publishers, 2001, pg. 509  [AotW citation 24514]