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Confederate (CSV)


Daniel Marion Kirkley

(c. 1832 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 28 year old overseer on his father's plantation at Flat Rock in the Kershaw District, SC. Unmarried, he enlisted as a Private in Company G of the Second South Carolina Infantry at Camden on 24 April 1861. He was promoted to 2nd Musician before 30 June 1861. He was promoted again, to 4th Corporal before 31 December 1861, to 2nd Corporal by 1 May 1862, and 1st Corporal prior to the Maryland Campaign.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his right armpit in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, left behind, and captured.

The rest of the War

His right arm was amputated, he was paroled on 27 September, and he was admitted to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 21 October, but he died there of wounds on 7 December 1862 at 7:50 am. He was originally buried on 10 December "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick." His father Robert filed for his final pay in August 1863.

After the War

He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Death and burial information from Pruett.1 He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may still be there. His service from Salley2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3, both as D.M. Kirkley. His medical and hospital information also on the Patient List.4 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1832; Kershaw District, SC


12/07/1862; 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 4786]

2   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 2, pp. 186, 188, and 196  [AotW citation 13030]

3   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 30279]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.180  [AotW citation 30280]