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Confederate (CSV)


James Newton Peeler

(1837 - 1922)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 24 year old farm worker at Gowdysville, Union District, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 21 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability at Columbia, SC on 14 January 1863.

After the War

By 1900 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer at Kings Mountain, York County, SC.

More on the Web

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1900 and 1910, in which he's listed as Newton and J. Newton Peeler, respectively. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Lavina Catherine Hambright (1839-1863) in November 1860 and they had a son who died shortly after his mother, in 1863. He married again, Augusta Cansada/Ann Frances Wright (1847-1919) about 1870 and they had at least 6 children.


09/21/1837; Union District, SC


02/11/1922; Kings Mountain, SC; burial in Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cherokee County, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 604  [AotW citation 24609]