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Confederate (CSV)


John M. Nelson

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

From the Laurens District, he enlisted in Company A, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 5 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 again captured, in action on the North Anna, VA on 23 May 1864. He was at Point Lookout, MD until exchanged on 15 March 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1. He is likely John Marion Nelson (1834-1867), buried in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, Mountville, SC [gravesite].


Date not known; Laurens District, 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 16025]