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 in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 with no later military record.
The rest of the War
He was buried in the Confederate burial ground, Winchester, VA as J. Scales. Date and cause of death not given.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" and Sharpsburg from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
Date not known; burial in Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, VA