(1822 - 1864)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company A, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 18 November 1861 in Columbia. He was wounded at 2nd Manassas in August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862 but was listed as a deserter from 18 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was listed as a deserter again, from Branchville, SC on 16 May 1863. He "returned from desertion" on 10 December 1863 and was held in a jail in Charleston, SC. Presumably tried and convicted by a military court, he was executed there for desertion by a firing squad at 10:30 am on 2 May 1864.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records with his presence at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), both online from fold3. Execution details from an announcement in the Edgefield Advertiser [pdf] of 11 May 1864, online from the Library of Congress (thanks to Dan Bowling for the pointer). His memorial is on Findagrave.
1822 in CT
05/10/1864; Charleston, SC