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J.L. Talbert

J.L. Talbert

Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Lee Talbert

(1827 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A wealthy 34 year old farmer at Longmires, Edgefield District, he enrolled as 3rd Lieutenant of Company K, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861 and was elected First Lieutenant at the reorganization on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was taken to Charles Town, VA and died there of wounds on 19 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Swain,1 as Joseph L. Talbert; also source of his picture, from a photograph in the collection of Joe Matheson. Personal details from family genealogists and the 1860 US Census, with pointers to his relatives in Company K from descendant Jeff Mosteller.

He married Sarah Elizabeth Quarles (1830-1888) in December 1848 and they had at least 3 children.

His brother John F Talbert was a Private in Company K until discharged in April 1862.

His brother-in-law Hugh M. Quarles, also in Company K, was killed on Maryland Heights.

His cousin John F. Burress was Captain of Company K in Maryland and the Captain's brother Sergeant Charles M Burress, also in the Company, was mortally wounded on Maryland Heights.


03/19/1827 in SC


09/19/1862; Charles Town, VA; burial in Charles Town, WV


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 140 (photo), 650-51  [AotW citation 24671]