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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Harvey Cathcart, Jr.

(1837 - 1928)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the York District, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 23 November 1861 in Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was detailed to the ambulance corps at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Except for a detail as a hospital cook in October 1863 and a furlough in February and March 1864, he was present with his Company through the war until captured at Petersburg, VA on 25 March 1865. He was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD and was released on 26 June 1865.

After the War

By 1870 he was running a grist mill in York County, SC, and he was a farmer there in 1880. He moved his family to Texas in July 1894. He was farming in Falls County in 1900, doing odd jobs in McClennan County in 1910, and finally retired and living with his son Leonard in Tarrant County in 1920.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his detail 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 a bio sketch by Michael Patterson on TXGen Web, family genealogists, and the US Census of 1870-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Ann Garrison (1834-1873) in 1859. She died in childbirth with their sixth. He married again, Sarah Elizabeth Wood (1854-1935) in 1875 and they had 9 more children, 2 died as infants.


04/22/1837; Rock Hill, SC


06/20/1928; Arlington, TX; burial in Whites Chapel Cemetery, Southlake, TX