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Confederate (CSV)


Waddy Thompson Irby

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

Son of a wealthy planter, he had attended Furman University, Greenville, SC in 1853, and was a freshman at South Carolina College in 1859. He enlisted in Company B, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 8 April 1862 at Adams Run, SC at age 21.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

There is a memorial to him in the Laurens City Cemetery.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His father was Colonel James Henderson Irby (1793-1860) - who was also a lawyer, State legislator (1826-51) and Lt. Governor (1852-54).


1841; Laurens District, SC


09/14/1862 Fox's Gap, MD


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 15994]