(1842 - 1864)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He was working on the family farm near Blairsville in the York District in 1860, and he enlisted at age 19 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 promoted to 3rd Corporal and was seriously wounded at Jackson, MS on 14 July 1863. On 11 December he was detailed to the Conscript Office in the York District for 30 days. He was 2nd Corporal when he was assigned to the enrolling office in Yorkville on 1 January 1864. He was in a hospital in Wilmington, NC in April 1864 (treated for gonorrhea) and died in a hospital in Florence, SC on 6 May 1864.
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. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
04/26/1842; York District, SC
05/06/1864; Florence, SC; burial in Sharon Associate Reformed Presbyterian Churchyard, Sharon, SC