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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph New

(1831 - 1927)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 30 year old farmer next door to his in-laws at Lott's, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 June 1861. He reenlisted in Company A on 13 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by a gunshot to his thigh at Chancellorsville, VA on 4 May 1863, was in hospitals in Richmond, VA to 18 July 1863, then furloughed for 60 days. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer at Shaws, Edgefield County, SC.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone was provided by the US War Department in 1932.

He married Lucinda Busbee/Busby (b. 1831) about 1850 and they had at least 9 children.


01/1831 in SC


06/20/1927; Edgefield County, SC; burial in Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnston, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 594  [AotW citation 24597]