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Confederate (CSV)


Ambrose Blanton

(c. 1824 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the leg and captured in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated, probably at a field hospital, then he was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, but he died there on 1 October 1862.

References & notes

Pruett1 says he was originally buried in Burkittsviile, MD and removed to Hagerstown after the war. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His service from the Roll,3 which says he was killed outright on South Mountain. His memorial at Mt. Olivet is online from Findagrave.


c. 1824; Union County, SC


10/01/1862; 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 4566]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #9.592  [AotW citation 22040]

3   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company F, 15th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24859]