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Confederate (CSV)


Francis Marion Ouzts


(1833 - c. 1915)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old farmer at Edgefield Court House, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was appointed 4th Sergeant on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant in September and in a hospital in Manchester near Richmond, VA into January 1863. He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant on 6 July 1863 and commanded the Company as senior man present in about July 1864. He was severely wounded in the arm at Strasburg, VA on 13 October 1864, and reported as absent without leave on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer in Blocker and Collins Townships, Edgefield County, SC. In 1910 he was living with his daughter Lila Ann (1870-1914) and her family in Collins.

More on the Web

His service from the Roll,1 as Frank Ouzts, and Swain.2 He's seen in some records as F. Ourts. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870-1910, where he's listed as Marion or Marion F. Ouzts.

He married Frances "Fannie" E. Parkman (1837-1901) and they had 4 children.

He had a twin brother Benjamin Franklin Ouzts (1833-1916).


06/15/1833 in SC


c. 1915; Edgefield, SC


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 G, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24603]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 598-99  [AotW citation 24604]