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Confederate (CSV)


David W. Jay

(1843 - 1898)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old farmer in Harrisburg, Abbeville District, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 4 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA in October, then furloughed for 90 days. He was detailed to the Brigade provost guard about December 1863 and promoted to 3rd Corporal about April 1865. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Frances "Fannie" Bradley (1844-1914), his former Captain's (to May '62) daughter, in 1868, and they had a daughter Janie.




02/15/1898; burial in Cedar Springs A.R.P. Church Cemetery, Greenwood County, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 545  [AotW citation 24547]