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Confederate (CSV)


Samuel R. McCart

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 20 year old farmer, he enlisted as a Private in Company E, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 3 May 1862 in Covington, GA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot through his hip in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA by 28 September 1862 and returned to duty about 11 November 1862. He was wounded again, by a gunshot through his left thigh, at Funkstown, MD on 10 July 1863 on the return from Gettysburg. He was again in hospitals in Richmond until furloughed on 21 August 1863 for 30 days, but was afterward in and out of Richmond hospitals to at least 28 May 1864, when he was transferred to Columbia, SC, with no later military record.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farm worker in Newton County, GA. In 1900 he was a farmer at Covington, GA.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 US National Archives, online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870 & 1900.

He married Frances Berry (1830-) and they had 7 children between 1862 and 1884.


c. 1842 in SC


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27367]