James A. Jones(1836 - 1896)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam 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 remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
|Birth Date: 11/09/1836 Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 12/13/1896 Burial Place: 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]
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