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T.P. Mays

T.P. Mays

Confederate (CSV)


Tapley P. Mays

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company D, 7th Infantry on 13 May 1861 at Giles Courthouse. He was appointed standard bearer (Color Sergeant) 5 May 1862. Wounded at Frayser's Farm, 30 June 1862. Cited in A.P. Hill's report on Williamsburg and Kemper's report on Frayser's Farm.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 14 September 1862 on South Mountain while "acting as Ensign" and bearing the colors at the front of the Regiment.

The rest of the War

He died 17 September 1862 at Boonsboro, MD.

References & notes

Basic information from Riggs1. His photograph from one published in Voices2.


Date not known; Pittsylvania County, VA


09/17/1862; Boonsboro, MD


1   Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982  [AotW citation 9734]

2   Mathless, Paul, editor, Voices of the Civil War:The Peninsula, Richmond: Time-Life Books, 1997, pg. 92  [AotW citation 9769]