South Carolina's Confederate Soldiers
Virgil Andrew Chisholm
Virgil Andrew Chisolm was born in Beaufort District, South Carolina (later Hampton County). He enlisted into the Confederate Army on 4 April 1862. He was in the campaign of Savannah and fought in the victorious battle of Honey Hill on 30 Nov 1864. When the 3rd Cavalry was assigned to the Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee, after the fall of Charleston, Virgil opposed Sherman in the Carolina campaign, climaxing in the Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina on March 19-21 1865 and surrendered with his unit at Durham Station. Virgil was paroled at Augusta Georgia on 26 May 1865. Virgil was married first to Mary Fitts who died during the war and second to Julia Riley.
Jeannette Holland Austin
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Confederate Veteran, May/June 2005.
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