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Confederate (CSV)


James A. Jones

(1836 - 1896)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

A married 25 year old farmer from the Laurens District, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 5 December 1861 in Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg and face, severely, resulting in loss of sight, in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862, and was captured there.

The rest of the War

He was at the US General Hospital #1 at Frederick, MD, from October through December. He was then held at Ft. McHenry, MD and then to Washington, DC where he was paroled. He was admitted to the General Hospital, Petersburg, VA on 18 December 1862. He was promoted Corporal by 14 January, and discharged 22 January 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1.


11/09/1836; Laurens District, SC


12/13/1896; burial in Head Springs Associate Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, Laurens County, 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 15998]