Capers Bowman Cannon(c. 1836 - 1864)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company A, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 29 December 1861 at Adams Run, SC at age 25.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded, his right hip fractured, in action at Fox's Gap, and captured there on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Treated at the US General Hospital #5 at Frederick, MD, in November and December, then to General Hospital #1. Transferred to the US General Hospital, Baltimore, MD 10 February 1863. Paroled at City Point, VA, and admitted to the General Hospital at Petersburg, VA 18 February. Furloughed home and again hospitalized, in July 1863 at Columbia, SC. He was killed in action at Spotsylvania, VA on 8 May 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
|Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 05/08/1864 Death Place: Spotsylvania, VA Burial Place: Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania, 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 15945]
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