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Confederate (CSV)


James Henry Finley

(1845 - 1911)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He ran away from home to enlist in Company A, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 5 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at age 16.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the scalp, and had an arm broken in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the Winder Division hospital, Richmond, VA on 28 September. He was discharged as underage 24 January 1863.

After the War

He moved to Oconee County, SC with his family in 1891.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


02/07/1845; Laurens District, SC


12/06/1911 in SC; burial in Westminster Cemetery, Oconee County, 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 15961]