Hugh W. Aiken(c. 1846 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried 16 year old farmer, he enlisted in Company G, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 6 February 1862 in Columbia, SC.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap.
The remainder of the War:
Held at Fort Delaware, he was sent to Aikens Landing, VA and exchanged on 2 October 1862. Died 10 October 1862 at the General Hospital #20, Richmond, VA of typhoid fever.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
|Place of Birth: Monticello, SC |
Death Date: 10/10/1862 Death Place: Richmond, VA
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 15920]
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