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Confederate (CSV)


William Pinkney Chitty


(1845 - 1881)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 16 year old on the family farm at Blackville in the Barnwell District when he and his father John Free Chitty (1820-1883) enlisted as Privates in Company H, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

Pink was wounded by a gunshot to his left shoulder in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability from his Boonsboro wound on 10 November 1863, but was in a hospital in Petersburg, VA in August and September 1864 and was still on the Company rolls, listed as absent, sick, to at least February 1865. He was listed as surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865 and at Augusta, GA on 18 May 1865.

After the War

He died relatively young at age 36 in 1881.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his "slight" 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. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Margaret Charity (b. 1843) and they had 7 children between 1866 and 1878.


04/16/1845; Barnwell District, SC


06/30/1881; Flemington, FL; burial in McFall Cemetery, Flemington, FL