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Confederate (CSV)


James Robert Stalnaker

(1839 - 1908)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 22 year old farmer at Rehobath, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action in Maryland, on Maryland Heights on 13 September or at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 4th Corporal on 1 September 1863 and wounded slightly at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September. He wa on detail to the Commissary Department in February 1864 and promoted to First Corporal in June. He was reported missing in action at Cedar Creek VA on 19 October 1864 but returned to his Company. He as reduced to 4th Corporal about April 1865, was surrendered on 26 April 1865, and was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer in Williston, Barnwell County, and was farming at Cokesbury, SC in 1900.

More on the Web

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from the US Census of 1888 and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of an excellent post-war photograph of him.

He married Mary Elizabeth Strom (1844-1912) in 1866 and they had 7 children.


04/2/2/1839 in SC


09/27/1908; in SC; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenwood, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 643  [AotW citation 24664]