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Confederate (CSV)


John M. Oliver

(1842 - 1907)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old overseer at Georgetown, SC, he enlisted as Private, Company L, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 26 June 1861. He was promoted to 4th Corporal on 5 October but was reduced again to Private on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was slightly wounded again, at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He transferred to Company F of the 7th South Carolina Cavalry on 23 August 1863 and was with them to the end of the war.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer in Bucks Township, Horry County, SC. In 1880 he was a miller at Dogwood Neck, was clerk of the County Court in 1882 and 1884-92, and by 1900 was a County supervisor (?) at Conway.

More on the Web

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has his name as John Marion Oliver, and from the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth Ann Hardee (1849-1933) and they had 3 children.


06/25/1842; Horry District, SC


04/06/1907; burial in Lakeside Cemetery, Conway, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 597  [AotW citation 24600]