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Confederate (CSV)


Augustus Milton Aiken

(1834 - 1906)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: McLaws' Division

Before Sharpsburg

A cotton merchant in Charleston, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 7th South Carolina Cavalry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was on the Maryland Campaign on General McLaws' staff. He helped tend his wounded brother, Colonel David W. Aiken, 7th SC Infantry on the field at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was a Lieutenant and Ordnance Officer to Generals Matthew Butler and (probably) John Dunovant in 1864, serving to as late as December of that year.

After the War

He was a farmer at Stony Point, Greenwood County, SC.

References & notes

His service from Staff Officers.1 His presence at Sharpsburg from Swain.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Emma Eliza Smith (1840-1864) in November 1860; they had no children.


01/10/1834; Winnsboro, SC


08/09/1906; Greenwood County, SC; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenwood, SC


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 59  [AotW citation 24704]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 148  [AotW citation 24705]