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Confederate (CSV)


Amaziah Courtney McGee

(1841 - 1934)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 20, from Cokesbury in the Abbeville District, he enlisted as Private in Company B, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was detailed to care for the wounded on Maryland Heights on 13 September and was captured there on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled near Sandy Hook, MD on 23 September, sent to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, and exchanged at Fortress Monroe, VA about 8 December 1862. He was promoted to 4th Corporal on 1 February 1863. He was wounded by a gunshot to his left thigh at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and captured there. He was in the DeCamp Hospital in New York Harbor on 21 July and paroled on 24 August. He was in a hospital in Williamsburg, VA by 28 August and furloughed on 3 September.

He was promoted to 2nd Corporal on 20 October 1863 and First Corporal on 8 May 1864, and was slightly wounded 1 June 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA - struck by a bullet that had already wounded his brother Jesse (1834-1915) who was standing in front of him. He was appointed 5th Sergeant and wounded again, his right leg broken, and captured at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864. His leg was amputated at the thigh on the 20th and he was treated at a Federal hospital in Frederick, MD. He was sent to Baltimore on 30 December and on to the prison at Point Lookout, MD on 8 January 1865. He was in a hospital on 1 April 1865 and released on 5 June 1865.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farmer in Grove Township, Greenville County but by 1900 he was an agent of the Standard Oil Company in Pelzer, Anderson County. In 1910 he was listed as a census taker and was living alone in a boarding house in Williamston. He was still in Williamston in 1920, by then fully retired and living with his daughter Mamie and her family. In 1930 he was living with his son Charles and his wife in the city of Anderson. He died at his daughter Lula's home in Greenvile in 1934, 93 years old.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870-1930. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his obituary from the Greenville News of 23 December 1934.

He married Sarah Elizabeth Charles (1844-1897) about 1866 and they had 5 children.


04/09/1841; Abbeville District, SC


12/22/1934; Greenville, SC; burial in Graceland West Cemetery and Mausoleum, Greenville, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 572  [AotW citation 24573]