David Wyatt Aiken


David Wyatt Aiken Famous memorial

Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina, USA
Death 6 Apr 1887 (aged 59)
Cokesbury, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 6002551 View Source

Civil War Confederate Army Officer, US Congressman. He served in the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 7th South Carolina Infantry, which he led in the Sring 1862 Peninsular Campaign, the September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam (where he was shot through the lungs) and during the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, where his unit saw severe action in the Peach Orchard. His wounds forced him from field duty, and he eventually resigned his commission in 1864. After the war he served in the South Carolina state legislature, and was elected to represent South Carolina's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives He served from 1877 to 1887, and died soon after leaving office. He was the father of South Carolina Congressman Wyatt Aiken, and the first cousin to South Carolina Governor and Senator William Aiken.

Bio by: EFB III


A devoted husband and parent. A faithful elder in the Presbyterian church.
He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.


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  • Added: 27 Nov 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6002551
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for David Wyatt Aiken (17 Mar 1828–6 Apr 1887), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6002551, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .