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Confederate (CSV)


William Horton

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company I, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 1 May 1862.

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 promoted to First Lieutenant on 13 January 1863, but put under arrest on 9 December 1863. He was convicted by a court martial of assaulting a civilian and sentenced to be suspended for three months. He resigned his commission on 21 February (accepted 15 March) 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records (CSR), 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. Details of his court-martial from a Colonel McMaster letter in the CSR file of Lieutenant D.W. Ogburn, similarly charged.

It's likely he's William Starling Horton (1834-1926) buried in Salem Cemetery in Lancaster County, SC.