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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Barney Hutchinson, Jr.

(1837 - 1906)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 24 year old farm worker on his father's place in Lowndesville, Abbeville District, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 18 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his right knee, his thigh bone broken, and was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated at the US 5th Army Corps hospital near Sharpsburg and he was sent to the US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD on 2 January 1863. He was transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore on 27 April and exchanged at Fortress Monroe, VA on 30 April 1863 with no further military record.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer in Lowndesville, Abbeville County, SC.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Wound detail from a list of Cases of Gunshot fractured femurs at Battle of Antietam by Surgeon Truman Squire, 89th New York Infantry. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1880, and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married America Carolina Burton (1843-1914) in January 1861 and they had 13 children.


10/31/1837; Lowndesville, SC


03/28/1906; Lowndesville, SC; burial in Providence Cemetery, Lowndesville, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 543  [AotW citation 24544]