Ambrose Watts Hudgens(1843 - 1904)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Musician in Company C, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 2 December 1861 at Columbia, SC, at age 18.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded by gunshot to the head and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Admitted to the US General Hospital at Frederick, MD, 17 September, then to Eckington US Army General Hospital, Washington, DC, where he was paroled. Appointed First Sergeant on 2 December 1862, and was on recruiting duty in February 1863. He was wounded again, in the leg in action at Deep Bottom, VA on 28 July 1864, and admitted to Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA. He was furloughed home, and returned to duty on 11 September 1864. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant before April 1865, and was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865 as First Lieutenant, Company F, 3rd South Carolina Infantry.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 01/14/1843 Place of Birth: Chestnut Ridge, Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 12/12/1904 Burial Place: West View (City) Cemetery, Easley, 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 15993]
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