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Confederate (CSV)


Cornelius A. Swords

(c. 1830 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 32 year old farmer at Clarksville, Habersham County, GA, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was taken to Winchester, VA and died there of wounds on 22 November 1862.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Emily "Millie" Smith (1837-1924) in 1858 and they had two sons.


c. 1830; Garvin Township, Anderson District, SC


11/22/1862; WInchester, VA; burial in Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, VA


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 650  [AotW citation 24670]