Patrick ClaffeyHome State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company F, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 30 January 1862 at Columbia, SC.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap.
The remainder of the War:
He was sent to Fort McHenry and on to Fortress Monroe, VA, where he was exchanged 9 November 1862. He was ill in Virginia hospitals in May - July 1863 and assigned as nurse at Howards Grove Hospital, Richmond in August. He returned to duty in October, but furloughed for illness again in December. He was listed as unfit for field service after January 1864 and detailed as a nurse in Richmond. He was captured there on 3 April 1865.
After the War:
He moved to Cohoma County, MS.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
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 15947]
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