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Confederate (CSV)


Parmenio Erastus Oliver

(c. 1842 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old student at Lowndesville, Abbeville District, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 27 September and sent to Fort McHenry in Baltimore. He was at Fortress Monroe, VA on 13 October 1862 for exchange. He was in a hospital in Richmond and furloughed in March 1863. He was wounded again, by a gunshot to his left foot on the North Anna River, VA on 23 May 1864. He was wounded yet again, mortally, at Berryville, VA on 3 September 1864 and died the next day.

More on the Web

His service from the Roll,1 as P.E. Oliver, and Swain,2 as P. Erastus Oliver. Personal details from the US Census of 1850 and 1860, as (probably) Parmenio E. Oliver and Erastus P. Oliver, respectively. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842 in SC


09/04/1864; Winchester, VA; burial in Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, VA


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company D, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24602]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 597-98  [AotW citation 24601]