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Confederate (CSV)


Marion John Lee Rochester

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

After both of his parents died within two weeks of his birth, he was raised by his Aunt Lydia Lee (1800-1871), her sister Hannah (1804-1883), and her brother Sampson (1814-1875), none of whom seem to have ever married. He was a 21 year old worker on their farm in Goshen Hill, Union District, when he enlisted as a Corporal in Company L, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 8 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

His service from Swain,1 as John Lee Rochester. Personal details from family genealogists (including reference to a family bible) and the US Census of 1850 and 1860.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 621  [AotW citation 24636]