(1842 - 1930)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 19, from the Abbeville District, he enlisted in Greenwood, SC in Captain W.W. Perryman's "Secession Guards" on 17 April 1861 and mustered into Confederate service with them as Private, Company F, Second South Carolina Infantry on 23 May in Richmond, VA. By September 1862 he had been appointed a Musician in his Company.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to 2nd Corporal by August 1863 and was captured at Strasburg, VA on 19 October 1864. He was briefly at Harpers Ferry then sent on to Point Lookout, MD on 23 October, arriving at the prison there on 25 October. He was paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 28 March 1865 for exchange.
After the War
He was a farmer at Greenwood by 1870 and at Cokesbury, Abbeville (later Greenwood) County by 1880. He had retired and was living with his son James by 1910 in Greenwood and was there until about July 1929, when he moved with James and his family to Atlanta.
References & notes
His basic service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1870-1920, and his obituary in the Greenville News of 28 March 1930. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Sarah H. Riley (1845-1926) in about 1866 and they had 5 children.
More on the Web
02/06/1842; Hodges, Abbeville District, SC
03/27/1930; Atlanta, GA; burial in Hodges Cemetery, Hodges, SC
1 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927, Microfilm Pub. #M267 ... South Carolina units [AotW citation 26078]