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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Newton Rearden

(1837 - 1885)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 23 year old factory operative in Graniteville, Edgefield District, he enlisted as 6th Corporal of Company F, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 June 1861. He was promoted successively to First Corporal by May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and his finger was amputated.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 4th Sergeant on 21 September and 3rd Sergeant in about May 1863. He was ill in a hospital in Richmond in June and July 1864 and discharged in about October 1864.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Susan Elizabeth Powell (1841-1929) and they had 9 children.






1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 615  [AotW citation 24625]