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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 the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was the left side color guard at Fox's Gap.

The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.

Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC    
Death Date: 07/17/1863    Death Place: 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]

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