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Confederate (CSV)


Elias Franklin Ard


(c. 1834 - 1863)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company G, 15th South Carolina Infantry about 1 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the left thigh and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 22 October 1862 but died there on 25 February 1863. He was originally buried "on west side of [Mt Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database, which has him as E. Frank Ard. Burial information from Pruett1 as E.F. Ard. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 Details from family genealogists. His Mt. Olivet memorial, online from Findagrave, has him as Franklin Elias Ard.


c. 1834; Williamsburg County, SC


02/25/1863; Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4537]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #5.261  [AotW citation 22036]