(1834 - 1907)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted at Yorkville on 27 December and mustered as Private, Company H (later C), 17th South Carolina Infantry on 3 January 1862 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC. He was slightly wounded at 2nd Manassas, VA on 30 August 1862.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded in action at Boonsboro (Turner's Gap) on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA from 28 September until returned to duty on 31 October. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant, date not given, and was 2nd Sergeant by August 1863 when he was listed as a deserter "between Savannah and Charleston." He was in arrest at Charleston after 13 November and reduced to Private and confined in the jail in Charleston by a General Court Martial on 30 January 1864. He was captured by Federal troops on 30 July 1864 at Petersburg, VA, and held at Point Lookout, MD and Elmira, NY. He was exchanged in November and again listed as absent without leave to February 1865, his last military record.
After the War
By 1880 he was a farmer in Cherokee, York County, SC.
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), also as Robert H. Morse, both online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 & 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Ellen P. Webber (b. 1850) in 1871 and they had 3 children.
09/19/1907; burial in Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg, SC