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Confederate (CSV)


Wright Joshua Hanvey


(1828 - 1913)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was captured (and may have been wounded) in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


11/11/1828; Abbeville County, SC


12/23/1913; burial in 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]