(1830 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 32 year old miller at Coleman's Crossroads, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 9 August 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 died of wounds at Staunton, VA on 14 October 1862.
References & notes
His service from Swain,1 as Joseph Ansel Thompson, and the Roll,2 as Joseph Thompson. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a memorial on Findagrave, which has his gravesite as Staunton National Cemetery, and his name as Joseph Ansel Thompson; It is unlikely he's buried there and his father-in-law's name was Ansel.
He married Laura Elizabeth Devore (later Moyer, 1830-1912) in February 1849 and they had 2 children.
03/09/1830 in SC
10/14/1862; Staunton, VA; burial in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, VA
1 Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 653 [AotW citation 24673]
2 Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company E, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols. [AotW citation 24674]