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Confederate (CSV)


John Daniel Rushton

(1843 - 1924)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old farmer in the Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 8 March 1862 and transferred to Company M soon after.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 20 September 1862 near Keedysville, MD. He was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863, furloughed in September, and returned to duty about March 1864. He was wounded for the third time, by a gunshot to his shoulder at the North Anna River, VA on 24 May 1864, and was in Jackson Hospital in Richmond, VA into August 1864. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer in Whitewater Township, Oconee County, SC, and was farming in Edgefield County by 1880.

References & notes

Service details from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Nancy L. Butler (1848-1884) and they had 5 children.


09/08/1843; Edgefield District, SC


05/01/1924; Saluda County, SC; burial in Red Bank Baptist Church Cemetery, Saluda, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 625  [AotW citation 24641]