(1843 - 1878)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 17 year old farm boy on his father's place near Rocky Well in the Lexington District, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 13th South Carolina Infantry on 10 September 1861 at Lexington Court House.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and captured there on the 3rd. He was in the DeCamp Hospital in New York Harbor until paroled and returned to duty afterward. He was promoted to Sergeant on 23 May 1864 and was with his Company until he was captured at Appomattox, VA on 3 April 1865. He was a prisoner on Hart's Island, NY until released on 16 June 1865.
After the War
In 1870 he was a clerk in his father-in-law's dry goods store in Hollow Creek, Lexington District. He died young at age 34, in 1878.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records with his wound from the casualty list for the 13th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA); both are online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Gracy E Crapps (1845-1930) in about 1866 and they had 6 children.
10/08/1843; Newberry District, SC
08/09/1878; burial in Cedar Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery, Leesville, SC