Jasper Ray Martin(1843 - 1913)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 2 January 1862 at Columbia, SC at age 18.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded severely in the left arm and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was treated at the General Hospital #1, Boonsboro, MD and US General Hospital #5 at Frederick, MD, where his left arm was amputated at the shoulder joint. He was sent to Fort McHenry 28 November, and on to Fortress Monroe, VA on 8 December 1862, where he was exchanged. He was in the General Hospital, Petersburg, VA and furloughed home 19 December. He was discharged 17 March 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravestone is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 09/27/1843 Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 10/05/1913 Burial Place: Dials Methodist 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 16017]
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