Alexander Hamilton Fleming(1841 - 1883)
Home 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 at about age 21.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Fox's Gap.
The remainder of the War:
He was sent to the US General Hospital #4 at Frederick, MD, then to Eckington US Army General Hospital, Washington, SC. He was paroled there, date not given. He was admitted to the Winder Division hospital #4, Richmond, VA on 20 October, and was absent, wounded to 25 February 1863. He was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865 as 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry.
After the War:
He "died suddenly", probably from lung disease, at the Winnsboro Hotel at about age 42, leaving a widow and two children.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of additional details in a clipping from The News and Herald, Winnsboro, SC, 20 February 1883. His stone is engraved A. Hamilton Fleming.
Death Date: 02/19/1883 Death Place: Winnsboro, SC Burial Place: Saint Johns Episcopal Cemetery, Winnsboro, 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 15962]
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