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Confederate (CSV)


Hugh Madison Ross

(1831 - 1916)

Home State: South Carolina

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Sumter (GA) Artillery, Battery A

Before Sharpsburg

Age 28, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant in Captain Cutts' Sumter Flying Artillery battery on 6 July 1861 in Americus, GA, and was appointed First Lieutenant on 15 July 1861 in Richmond, VA. He was promoted to Captain on Cutts' promotion on 23 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the battery in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He commanded the battery also at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and on to Petersburg as late as August 1864. He was promoted to Major of Artillery, PACS on 1 March 1865 (to date from 18 February).

After the War

By 1870 he was farming on his father's very large place in Blackstock, Chester County, SC. He was a merchant there by 1880 but was back to farming in Chester County in 1900 and to at least 1910.

References & notes

His service from Jones1, the ORs,2 and his Compiled Service Record, online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Susan A. Moore (1836-1881) in about 1860. He married again, her half-sister Lydia Moore (1859-1916) about 1886 and they had 4 children.


12/19/1831; Blackstock, SC


04/06/1916; Landsford, SC; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, SC


1   Jones, Charles Edgeworth, Georgia in the War, 1861-1865, Atlanta: Foote and Davies, printer, 1909, pp. 67-68  [AotW citation 873]

2   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, various pages  [AotW citation 874]