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Confederate (CSV)


Willis Chaney

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 25, he enlisted at Greenwood as a Private in Company F, 2nd South Carolina Infantry on 17 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his right arm, the humerus (upper arm bone) broken, in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and he was captured there.

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated near the shoulder in a US field hospital the same day, he was paroled at Sharpsburg on 27 September and was "doing well" on 1 October 1862, but he died of wounds on 15 (or 20 October) 1862.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3; one card has him wounded at Boonsboro, MD. Wound and treatment details from Fisher.2 His memorial at Ninety Six in Greenwood County in is on Findagrave.


c. 1836; Abbeville District, SC


10/15/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


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 27424]

2   Fisher, Geoge Jackson, MD, Report of Fifty-seven Cases of Amputations ... after the Battle of Antietam, The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 1863-01-01, pg. 49  [AotW citation 27425]