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Confederate (CSV)


James McCluney

(? - 1864)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion


Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried printer for the Laurensville Herald, he enlisted in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on on 1 December 1861 in Columbia, SC. He was detached to man a battery at Pineberry, Edisto Island, SC in February 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded severely in the right thigh and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was sent to Fort McHenry, and on to Fortress Monroe, VA, where he was exchanged on 6 October 1862. He was treated as Chimborazo Hospital #4, Richmond, VA in October and furloughed home 17 November 1862. He was wounded in the arm in action at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1863, was in the Fairgrounds Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and was again furloughed home. He was killed in action in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.

Death Date: 05/06/1864    Death Place: Wilderness, VA    


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 16009]

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