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Confederate (CSV)


Luke Devore Shibley

(1841 - 1863)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Orphaned young, he was raised by his namesake uncle Luke and, later, his aunt Catherine Devore. On 15 April 1861, then age 19, from Longmires, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 7th South Carolina Infantry. He was promoted 2nd 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 First Corporal on 22 September, was home on a furlough and returned, and was appointed 5th Sergeant in about January 1863. He was very ill in Richmond, VA hospitals from March to June 1863, then furloughed home. He was promoted to 4th Sergeant in July but died at home on 30 July 1863.

References & notes

His service from Swain,1 as Luke D. Shibley. His memorial is on Findagrave, source also of his obituary from the Edgefield Advertiser of 26 August 1863.




07/30/1863; Edgefield District, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 634-35  [AotW citation 24652]