Wright Joshua Hanvey"Josh"
(1828 - 1913)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had Mexican War service in Company (Troop) F, 3rd US Dragoons at about age 18. He enlisted in Company B, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 18 January 1862 at Columbia, SC, by then he was 31 years old.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured (and may have been wounded) in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was sent to Fort McHenry 17 October 1862, and on to Fortress Monroe, VA, where he was exchanged. He was left a Gettysburg, PA as a nurse, and was captured there on 6 July 1863. He was at the West Buildings Hospital, Baltimore, MD then transferred to City Point, VA, where he was exchanged. He was admitted to General Hospital #9, Richmond, VA in November 1863. He was paroled at Greensboro, NC.
After the War:
He was a miller in Laurens, Anderson, and Oconee Counties.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 11/11/1828 Place of Birth: Abbeville County, SC |
Death Date: 12/23/1913 Burial Place: Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery, Cross Roads, 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 15982]
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