(1836 - 1890)
Home State: South Carolina
Education: Jefferson Medical College,
South Carolina Medical College, Class of 1860
Branch of Service: Infantry
He began the study of dentistry in 1853, then medicine at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 1858-59. He graduated from the South Carolina Medical College in 1860. On 15 April 1861, by then a 25 year old dentist in Kirk's Crossroads, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 7th South Carolina Infantry. He was promoted to 2nd Corporal in November 1861, but reduced to Private again in May 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on Maryland Heights on 13 September or at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was appointed Hospital Steward on 20 March 1863 and served as such to at least January 1864. He was commissioned Assistant Surgeon of the 2nd Georgia Infantry Battalion in early 1864 and was with them to the end of the war.
After the War
He returned to Edgefield and practiced medicine briefly, then dentistry. About 1870 he went to Americus, GA and had a dental practice there for the rest of his life.
References & notes
His service from Swain.1 Personal details from a bio sketch in Battey's Biographical Souvenir of the States of Georgia and Florida (1889), and from family genealogists. His practice in Americus from a piece in the Edgefield Advertiser of 11 June 1872. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cowan (later Heath, 1846-1901) in October 1867. They had no children.
01/31/1836; Edgefield, SC
07/11/1890; Sumter County, GA; burial in Friendship Baptist Cemetery, Friendship, GA