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Confederate (CSV)


Jacob Duckett Masters

(1834 - 1919)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A deaf 28 year old day laborer in Martin's Creek, Pickens District, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was unaccounted for on 14 September and was captured near Boonsboro, MD on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was at Fort Delaware then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October for exchange. He was at hospitals in Richmond, VA for a range of complaints into March 1863 with no further military record.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer in Laurens County, SC. In 1900 he was farming in Greenwood.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Margaret Lesley (1843-1898) in January 1861 and they had 8 children.


12/24/1834; Pickens (now Oconee) District, SC


08/24/1919; Calhoun Falls, SC; burial in Salem Cemetery, Abbeville County, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 581  [AotW citation 24587]