Elihu Pinckney Jones(1831 - 1897)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A married 30 year old from the Laurens District, he enlisted in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 11 December 1861 in Columbia, SC. Promoted Corporal by August 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was appointed Sergeant on 15 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded very severely in the right arm in action at Deep Bottom, VA on 28 July 1864. He was admitted to the General Hospital #9, Richmond, VA 30 July and furloughed home 1 September 1864.
After the War:
Moved to Newberry from Laurens, SC in 1891. He died in 1897 from the "effects of a carbuncle on his neck."
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 11/18/1831 |
Death Date: 04/13/1897 Burial Place: Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry, 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 15997]
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