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Confederate (CSV)


William W. Melton

(1842 - 1908)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old farm worker at Five Forks, Anderson District, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September or at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA, then on a 30 day furlough. He was wounded again, in the hand in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. He was captured 23 May on the North Anna River and held at Point Lookout, MD. He was released 29 June 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/29/1842; Anderson District, SC


06/13/1908; Anderson County, SC; burial in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 585  [AotW citation 24589]