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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 Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was 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 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1.




04/25/1864 Abingdon, VA; burial in 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]