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Confederate (CSV)


William H. Hand

(1837 - 1904)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company B, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 5 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at age 24.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Held at Fort Delaware, he was sent to Aikens Landing, VA and exchanged on 2 October 1862. He was wounded slightly, in the hand, in action at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863. He was detailed as cook and nurse at a hospital at Knoxville, TN on 4 December 1863 and captured there on 5 December. He was in the Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY military prisons, then sent to Camp Chase, Rock Island, IL. He was exchanged 25 February 1864. He was in Jackson General Hospital, Richmond, VA in March 1865 for debility and furloughed home.

After the War:
He moved from Laurens to Anderson County in about 1870.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, but lists him as William T. Hand.

Birth Date: 09/06/1837    
Death Date: 04/27/1904    Death Place: near WIlliamston, SC    Burial Place: Williamston Cemetery, Anderson 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 15981]

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