(1833 - 1893)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Raised on his father's substantial cotton plantation at Dean Swamp Creek in the Orangeburg District, he was given his own tract to run near Seivern, SC on his marriage in about 1857. He enrolled as Lieutenant, Company I, 22nd South Carolina Infantry on about 15 January 1862 and was promoted to Captain, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was "wounded 7 times" and was discharged for wounds on 5 August 1864.
After the War
Sometime after the war he sold his original land at Seivern and bought a place on the Edisto River in Orangeburg County, near present-day Salley, SC, and he farmed there for the rest of his life. He was prominent in the Red Shirt movement during and after Reconstruction "for the restoration of white rule."
References & notes
His service from the Roll 1 and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from Snowden's History of South Carolina (Vol. V, 1920) and family genealogists including Olin Jones Salley in his A History of the Salley Family 1690-1965 (pub. 1977). His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance.
He married Margaret Elizabeth Corley (1840-1923) in about 1857 and they had 10 children.
06/06/1833; Dean Swamp Creek, SC
05/28/1893; in SC; burial in Salley Family Cemetery, Aiken County, SC