Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company F, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 27 November 1861 in Columbia, SC.
On the Campaign
He was severely wounded by a gunshot in the hip 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 and Danville, VA in October and November and absent into February 1863 then returned to duty. He was with his Company to at least April 1863 with no later military record.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his wound at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), as Middleton Sweezy and J.M. Swezy, online from fold3.
He is readily confused with Private John Middleton Sweezy (c.1828-after 1910), Company I, 56th North Carolina Infantry.