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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 Sharpsburg

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

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, but lists him as William T. Hand.




04/27/1904 near WIlliamston, SC; burial in 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]