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Confederate (CSV)


Ambrose Watts Hudgens

(1843 - 1904)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Musician in Company C, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 2 December 1861 at Columbia, SC, at age 18.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the head and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/14/1843; Chestnut Ridge, Laurens District, SC


12/12/1904; burial in 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]