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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

George Thomas Litchfield

(1842 - 1919)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old farmer at Conwayboro in the Horry District, he enlisted as First Corporal of Company L, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 26 June 1861. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant on 2 September and 3rd Sergeant on 22 October 1861. He was elected 3rd Lieutenant at the reorganization of 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was promoted to Captain on 18 September 1862, probably on the field at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was ill in Bolton, SC around Christmas 1862. He was furloughed July to September 1864 and was captured in action at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864. He was held at Fort Delaware and released on 28 May 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

After the War

He served a term in the State House representing Horry County in 1870. In 1874 he was "engaged in the construction" of a railroad from Columbia to the coast. He was living in Stockton, Baldwin County Alabama at the Alabama Census of Confederate Veterans of 1907.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Further details from the Journal of the General Assembly, State of South Carolina (1870) and a piece in the Richmond, VA Daily Dispatch of 23 July 1874. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brother John was Captain of Company L when he was killed on Maryland Heights on 13 September 1862.

Birth

04/16/1842; Horry District, SC

Death

08/13/1919; burial in Bay Minette Cemetery, Bay Minette, AL

Notes

1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 563  [AotW citation 24563]