Andrew Franklin Blair(1843 - 1891)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried 19 year old farmer, he enlisted in Company G, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 6 February 1862 in Columbia, SC. He was appointed Corporal on 14 April 1862, and Sergeant on 8 August.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was elected 3rd Lieutenant on 15 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action, in the left foot and thigh, slightly, at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was at the General Hospital #9, Richmond, VA and the Episcopal Church Hospital, Williamsburg, VA later in July. He was listed as absent without leave by November 1863, but also as not returning to duty due to wounds.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
|Birth Date: 11/22/1843 Place of Birth: Fairfield District, SC |
Death Date: 05/13/1891 Burial Place: Salem Presbyterian Cemetery, Fairfield, SC
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 15931]
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