(1844 - 1914)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 17 year old farm boy in the York District, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 27 November 1861 in Columbia, SC.
On the Campaign
He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA October into December 1862 but was back with his Company by February 1863. He deserted to the enemy on 20 February 1865, was sent to Washington, DC on the 22nd, and was provided transportation to Boston, MA.
After the War
By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer at Yorkville then Cherokee in 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), both online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Amanda Jane Dickson (1847-1927) in January 1866 and they had at least 9 children.
01/19/1844; York District, SC
11/21/1914; in FL; burial in Santa Fe Cemetery, Bradford County, FL