(1837 - 1914)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He was living in Panola, TX in 1860 and he was a 24 year old farmer when he enlisted on 15 April 1861 as Private, Company B, 7th South Carolina Infantry.
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 in hospitals in Richmond, VA in October and transferred to the Department of Texas on 29 November 1862, perhaps to a Cavalry unit, with no further military record.
After the War
By 1880 and to at least 1910 he was farming in Coryell County, TX.
References & notes
His service from Swain,1 as Samuel James Pruitt, and the Roll,2 which has him as Samuel J. Pruitt and says he transferred to the "2nd Cavalry". Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as Samuel Johnston Pruitt, and from the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave, also as Samuel James Pruitt.
He married Louise Elizabeth Johnson (1846-1920) in February 1867 in Texas and they had 6 children.
01/20/1837; Due West, Abbeville District, SC
09/26/1914; in TX; burial in Weaver Chapel Cemetery, Ames, TX
1 Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 610 [AotW citation 24618]
2 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 B, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols. [AotW citation 24619]