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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

James W. Davis

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

A married 25 year old from the Laurens District, he enlisted as Sergeant in Company B, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 5 December 1861 in Columbia, SC. He was appointed Orderly (First) Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Company as senior man present, and was mortally wounded and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died shortly after in Frederick, MD, and was buried there. There is a memorial for him in the family plot at Rock Bridge Presbyterian Cemetery, Clinton, SC

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His gravestone, with narrative inscription, is on Findagrave.

Birth

05/04/1836; Laurens District, SC

Death

09/1862 Frederick, MD

Notes

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 15958]