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Confederate (CSV)


A. Baxter Layton


(1842 - 1898)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Enlisted in Company K, Third Infantry at Spartanburg, SC on 3 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Appointed Corporal between February and June 1863. Promoted 2nd Lieutenant 21 May 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, NC in 1865.

After the War

He had been a member of the SC State Legislature for at least 2 years at the time of his death in 1898.

References & notes

Basic information from Salley1,2. Further details from family genealogists.


04/19/1842; Spartanburg, SC


05/05/1898 Spartanburg, SC


1   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., editor, Tentative Roster of the Third Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Confederate States Provisional Army, Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1908, pp. 117 - 125  [AotW citation 12906]

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. 546, 550, 551, 558  [AotW citation 12933]