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Confederate (CSV)


Adam Bishop

(1834 - 1889)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in the Barnwell District, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 2 January 1862 at Camp Lee.

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

Except for periods in April and August 1864 when he was absent without leave, he was present with his Company until he was captured at Petersburg, VA on 25 March 1865. He was held at Point Lookout, MD until released on 24 June 1865.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer in Midway Township, Barnwell County, SC.

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), as A. Bishop, Co. H, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Varn (1837-1869) about 1854 and they had 6 children. He married again, Emily Elizabeth McMillan (1830-1900) in 1870.


02/08/1834; Barnwell District, SC


10/10/1889; Midway Township, Barnwell County, SC; burial in Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ehrhardt, SC