(1844 - 1917)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 17 year old farm boy on his family's place at Boydton 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 and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was present with his Company until he was sent to a hospital in Richmond, VA, sick, in August 1864, then furloughed home in September. He was back on duty by the end of the year and was captured near Petersburg, VA on 25 March 1865. He was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD until he was released on 26 June 1865.
After the War
From 1865 to at least 1900 he was a farmer at Sulphur Springs, Rutherford County, NC. In 1910 he was a retired 3x-widower living with his son-in-law Arthur Harrison and his daughter Addie in Wilson County, Texas.
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 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Priscilla C Bostick (1847-1890) in December 1865 in North Carolina, and they had 8 children. He married again, in 1891, Martha E. Watkins (1859-1899), but she died in childbirth with their 3rd in 1899. He married for the third time to a woman named Carrie (1853-1910) in 1900, and he took in her son from a previous marriage.
04/26/1844; York District, SC
06/30/1917; Forest City, NC; burial in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Forest City, NC