George Anderson Ligon(1841 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Command Billet: Battalion Sergeant Major
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A former student at South Carolina College (Sophomore 1859-60), he enlisted in Company L, First South Carolina Infantry (State Troops) on 12 January 1861 and was discharged 24 January 1861. He then re-enlisted, as Corporal, Company B, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 1 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at age 20. He was appointed Battalion Sergeant Major on 10 February 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Held at Fort Delaware, he was sent to Aikens Landing, VA and exchanged on 2 October 1862. He was admitted to the General Hospital #20, Richmond, VA with typhoid fever on 6 October and died there on 18 October 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His picture from an early War photograph found in William D. Ligon, Jr's Ligon Family and Connections (Vol. 1, 1947), which asserts the "cockade on his hat is emblematic of a secret society, similar to 'Minute Men'. His middle name may have been Alexander. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 02/09/1841 Place of Birth: Cross Hill, Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 10/18/1862 Death Place: Richmond, VA Burial Place: Liberty Springs 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 16003]
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