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Confederate (CSV)


Andrew Jackson McConnell, Jr.

(c. 1839 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the Fairfield District, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 8 May 1862 at Johns Island. He was probably appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA by 28 September and furloughed home on 9 October. He was elected brevet 2nd/3rd Lieutenant on 27 November 1862 and was promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 February 1863. He was killed in action in the Crater near Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records with his rank and wound 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. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sallie Edith Amanda Coleman (1840-1858) in April 1857, and they had a daughter in 1858; mother and child died at childbirth or soon after.


c. 1839 in SC


07/30/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Coleman Cemetery, Feasterville, SC