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Confederate (CSV)


David Lyle

(1838 - 1902)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Trained as a physician, from the Chester District, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 18 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and was detailed that evening as Acting Assistant Surgeon of the regiment to tend the wounded.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Petersburg, VA on 25 March 1865. He was held at Point Lookout, MD until released on 4 June 1865.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1900 he practiced medicine in Chester County, SC.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3. His presence and role at Turner's Gap from his testimony at Colonel McMaster's March 1863 court martial [pdf]. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brothers John and James also served in Company K. James died while a POW at Elmira, NY in 1864.

He married Henrietta Antoinette Strait (1844-1919) in November 1868 and they had 8 children.


06/02/1838; Chester District, SC


11/10/1902; burial in Edgemoor ARP Church Cemetery, Edgemoor, SC