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Confederate (CSV)


David P. West

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old farmer in the Spartanburg District, he enlisted as a Private, Company H, 6th South Carolina Cavalry on 12 June 1862. He deserted from that unit and enlisted as Private, Company I, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his right thigh in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed in October and returned to the 6th Cavalry in January 1863. He returned to the 7th Infantry in late 1864 and was surrendered with them on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1


c. 1843


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 666-67  [AotW citation 24686]