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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Reuben Brownlee

(1841 - 1904)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 20 year old from the Laurens District, he enlisted in Company G, 3rd South Carolina Infantry on 14 April 1861. He was discharged and enlisted in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 1 December 1861 in Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot wound in the thigh in action at Fox's Gap, and captured, on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the US General Hospital #1, Frederick, MD, sent to Fort McHenry 20 January 1863, and on to Fortress Monroe, VA, where he ws exchanged 30 January 1863. He returned to duty on 30 August 1863. He was again wounded, in action on the North Anna River, VA on 23 May 1864, and in Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA. He was transferred to the Invalid Corps 30 July 1864.

After the War

"Mr. Joseph R. Brownlee, a good citizen and successful farmer of Dial died of paralysis at his home Thursday, Dec. 29. He was suddenly stricken down while out in his lot and expired before he could be removed to the house. He was buried with Masonic honors at Dials church Friday. His widow who was before marriage, Miss Isabella Dial, and several children survive . Mr. Brownlee was about [65] and was a resident of this county all his life." - The Laurens Advertiser, 4 January 1905, pg. 4.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1.


03/08/1841; Laurens District, SC


12/28/1904; burial in Dials Methodist Cemetery, Gray Court, 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 15938]