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Confederate (CSV)


Virgil Owens

(1840 - 1902)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer at Donaldsville, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 7th South Carolina Infantry on his 21st birthday, 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862 and captured nearby.

The rest of the War

He was paroled 22 October at Harpers Ferry, sent to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, then on to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 25 October 1862. He was on furlough in November and December 1862. He was wounded again, at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863 He was at a hospital in Columbia, SC in March 1864 and returned to duty in July 1864. He was at a hospital in August, GA on 12 October 1864 with no further military record.

More on the Web

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

His brother Wilson was also in Company B and was wounded at Sharpsburg.




04/03/1902; burial in Pelzer Community Cemetery, Pelzer, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 599  [AotW citation 24605]