(1842 - 1893)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 19 year old farm worker on his father's "Rose Lake" Plantation near Conwayboro, Edgefield District, he enlisted as 2nd Sergeant of Company L, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 26 June 1861. He was appointed First Sergeant on 13 May 1862 at the regimental reorganization.
On the Campaign
He was commissioned 3rd Lieutenant on 17 September 1862, probably on the field at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
He was wounded by gunshot which broke his pelvis at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863 and was disabled for further field service. He was in hospitals into August 1864 then furloughed for 60 days. He was detailed as an enrolling officer in the Horry District in December 1864.
After the War
He was probably living in Lowndes County, GA when his daughter was born there in 1871, but by 1880 he was back working with his father on the family planation, without his wife and child. He died at his sister Ida's home in Alapaha, GA at age 51 in 1893, and may have been buried there.
References & notes
His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census for 1860 and 1880, and a family history by Sharyn B. Holliday in The Independent Republic Quarterly (Vol. 47, 2014, No. 3-4) online from the Horry County Historical Society. His memorial is on Findagrave.
He married Georgia-born Mary Ann Fleming (1847-1912) in February 1865 and they had a daughter Winona Elneita Grissette (later McCranie, 1871-1901).
Rose Lake, now known as Grissett Lake, is on the Waccamaw River near Conway, and was on the original family plantation.
03/14/1842; Horry District, SC
04/06/1893; Alapaha, GA; burial in Durant Cemetery, Conway, SC