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Confederate (CSV)


George Washington Varn

(1838 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 23 year old farmer on his father's place at Cowpen Branch in the Barnwell District when he enlisted as Private, Company H, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA from 28 September to 9 October when he was furloughed. He was absent recovering and sick into February 1863 then back with his Company. He was killed in the explosion that left the Crater at Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864.

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), online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/24/1838; Barnwell District, SC


07/30/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA