James W. Davis(1836 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam 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 remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravestone, with narrative inscription, is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 05/04/1836 Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 09/1862 Death Place: Frederick, MD
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]
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