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Confederate (CSV)


E. Decatur Madden

(1841 - 1916)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 20 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at about age 20. He was detached to man a battery at Pineberry, Edisto Island, SC in February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Held at Fort Delaware, he was sent to Aikens' Landing, VA and exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865 as Private, Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which lists him as Decater E Madden.


07/11/1841; Laurens District, SC


03/16/1916; burial in Mt Olive Baptist 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 16014]