James Henry Finley(1845 - 1911)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the scalp, and had an arm broken in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 02/07/1845 Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 12/06/1911 Death Place: SC Burial Place: 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]
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