(1844 - 1929)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
An 18 year old shoemaker in Aiken, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 April 1862.
On the Campaign
He was captured at Middletown, MD on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was sent to Fort Delaware, then to Aiken's Landing on 2 October, and exchanged on 10 October 1862. He was promoted to 4th Corporal in May 1863 and wounded in the leg at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was promoted to 3rd Corporal on 8 July but his leg was amputated. He was captured at Williamsport, MD on 18 July 1863, treated in Hagerstown, MD, then transferred to the US Army General Hospital in Chester, PA on 17 September. He was sent to the hospital at Point Lookout, MD on 4 October, and finally to City Point, VA for exchange on 16 March 1864. He was in a hospital in Richmond to 25 March and furloughed for 60 days. He was discharged for disability about May 1864.
After the War
By 1880 and to at least 1920 he was a boot and shoe maker in a shop in Gregg, Aiken County, SC.
References & notes
His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of a good post-war photograph of him.
He married Charlotte Elizabeth Atkinson (1844-1888) and they had 3 children. He married again, Ursula Clarke (1867-1912) and they had 5 children together.
02/26/1844; Union, NC
12/21/1929; Warrenville, SC; burial in Vaucluse City Cemetery, Vaucluse, SC