Waddy Thompson Irby(1841 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
There is a memorial to him in the Laurens City Cemetery.
References, Sources, and other 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).
|Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 09/14/1862 Death Place: 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]
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