E. Decatur Madden(1841 - 1916)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded and 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 10 November 1862. He was paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865 as Private, Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which lists him as Decater E Madden.
|Birth Date: 07/11/1841 Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 03/16/1916 Burial Place: 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]
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