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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Osborne Wells

(? - 1916)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Enlisted in Company D, Third Infantry on 13 May 1862 then from Newberry, SC. He was wounded in action near Richmond, VA on 25 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg, losing sight in one eye.

The rest of the War

At home on furlough through at least August 1863 and on rolls with his Company by December 1863. On detached service to December 1864, in the Quartermaster's Department.

After the War

He was a builder and contractor in Newberry, SC.

References & notes

Basic information from Salley1. Further details from a life sketch in the Lincoln County News, Lincolnton, NC of 27 July 1916.

Birth

01/20/1831

Death

07/19/1916 Newberry, SC; burial in Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, SC

Notes

1   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 2, pp. 380 - 434  [AotW citation 12956]