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Confederate (CSV)


James Franklin Nelson

(1843 - 1864)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion


Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried 18 year old from the Laurens District, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 1 December 1861 in Columbia, SC.

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 sentenced by a court martial to forfeit 2 months' pay between November and March 1863, charges not given. He died of disease at Abingdon, VA on 25 April 1864.

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

Birth Date: 07/12/1843    
Death Date: 04/25/1864    Death Place: Abingdon, VA    Burial Place: Confederate (Emory & Henry) Cemetery, Emory, 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 16024]

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