John M. NelsonHome State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From the Laurens District, he enlisted in Company A, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 5 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 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. He is likely John Marion Nelson (1834-1867), buried in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, Mountville, SC [gravesite].
|Place of Birth: 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]
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