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Confederate (CSV)


Charles Washington Wells

(1829 - 1881)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 32 year old farm worker at Manning, Clarendon District, he enlisted as Private, Company I, 7th South Carolina Infantry 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, "his back injured by bomb + contusion."

The rest of the War

He was furloughed and retuned to duty about March 1864. He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA in August 1864 and furloughed for 30 days with no further military record.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer in Friendship Township, Clarendon County, SC.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870.

He married Caroline M. Griffin (1832-1883) in 1849 and they had 9 children.




08/20/1881; Sumter, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 666  [AotW citation 24685]