(1833 - 1875)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A farmer in the York District, he enlisted as Sergeant, Company E, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 23 November 1861 in Columbia, SC. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant to date from 28 April 1862.
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 promoted to First Lieutenant before he was wounded in action in the Crater at Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864. He returned to duty by October and was promoted to Captain on 21 January 1865.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his wound at "Boonsboro", as Sergeant Cherry, 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 1860 US Census. His memorial is on Findagrave.
He married Mary Hyatt Jordan (1835-1902) and they had 10 children between 1856 and 1875. Hyatt was Elijah's mother's maiden name.
02/28/1833; Chester District, SC
06/23/1875; burial in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rock Hill, SC