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Confederate (CSV)


James L. Garvin

(c. 1825 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company K, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA in October, was furloughed on the 14th, and returned to duty. He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his face which "destroyed both eyes" about 11 November 1864 at Petersburg, VA and died in the CS General Hospital there on 12 November.

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. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1825; York District, SC


11/12/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA