(1827 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
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.
He married Sarah Elizabeth Quarles (1830-1888) in December 1848 and they had at least 3 children.
His brother-in-law Hugh M. Quarles, also in Company K, was killed on Maryland Heights.
03/19/1827 in SC
09/19/1862; Charles Town, VA; burial in Charles Town, WV