James Dudley Fooshe(1844 - 1940)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Abbeville, he enlisted in Company A, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 5 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at age 17.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded severely in the foot in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was captured after the battle on the return to Virginia (but escaped?). He was admitted to Howards Grove Hospital, Richmond, VA for the foot wound in July 1863, and served there and at Jackson Hospital as a nurse to 9 January 1864. He was detailed as a Headquarters clerk later that month, and as a courier by 1 August 1864. He was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865 as Corporal, Company F, 3rd South Carolina Infantry.
After the War:
He moved to Richmond County, GA sometime about 1900 and was a farmer. He attended the 75th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg (1938) at age 94.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of further details from his obituary in The Augusta Herald of 11 January 1940.
|Birth Date: 03/29/1844 Place of Birth: Abbeville County, SC |
Death Date: 01/11/1940 Death Place: Augusta, GA Burial Place: Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, GA
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 15963]
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