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Confederate (CSV)


John J. Golding, Jr.


(c. 1843 - 1863)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company A, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 5 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at about age 18. He was detached to man a battery at Pineberry, SC in February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was the left side color guard at Fox's Gap.

The rest of the War

He was ill in Richmond in October and November 1862, but returned 11 November 1862. He was promoted to Corporal by February 1863. He was mortally wounded at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and captured there. He was treated at a federal hospital there and his leg was amputated at the thigh, but he died 17 July 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1.


c. 1843; Laurens District, SC


07/17/1863 Gettysburg, PA


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 15974]