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Confederate (CSV)


Shadrack McKenzie

(1834 - 1888)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old farmer at Murray's Ferry, Williamsburg District, he mustered as a Private in the Wee Nee Volunteers, who became Company C, 25th South Carolina Regiment (later Hagood's 1st Infantry Regiment) in September 1861, probably for 6 months' service. He then enlisted as Private, Company I, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862, and lost an eye.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Staunton, VA by 26 October and was discharged by a medical board in Columbia, SC on 31 January 1863.

References & notes

His service from Swain1 and William W. Boddie's History of Williamsburg (1923). The loss of his eye found in his death notice in the Manning Times of 15 February 1888. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Dennis (1838-1904) in 1860 and they had 8 children.


03/23/1834; Williamsburg District, SC


02/24/1888; burial in Sandy Bay Cemetery, Kingstree, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 575  [AotW citation 24581]