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Confederate (CSV)


C. Wesley Legg

(c. 1826 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 35 year old tailor in Edgefield, he enlisted as a Private in Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 June 1861. He reenlisted in Company A on 13 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was detailed as a nurse to help with the wounded in September 1862. He was captured an paroled at Sandy Hook, MD on 23 September.

The rest of the War

He was captured and paroled again, near Knoxvile, MD, probably while still tending wounded soldiers. In February 1864 he was under arrest, but was killed in action in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave, as C. West Legg.


c. 1826


05/06/1864; the Wilderness, VA; burial in Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 560  [AotW citation 24561]