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Confederate (CSV)


John Whitfield Reynolds

(1838 - 1909)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 22 year old farmer in Duntonville, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was appointed First Corporal on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 5th Sergeant on 22 September, 4th Sergeant in October, and 3rd Sergeant in about February 1863. He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant in June 1864 but reduced to 4th Sergeant again in April 1865. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1900 he was a farmer at Grant's and Collins Townships, Edgefield County.

More on the Web

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the 1870-1900 US Census. He's often seen in census and other vital records as Whitfield Reynolds. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




01/10/1909; burial in Gilgal Baptist Church Cemetery, Edgefield, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 617  [AotW citation 24630]