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Confederate (CSV)


John Henry Nichols

(1836 - 1903)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

A married 25 year old from Laurens, he enlisted in Company A, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 13 May 1862 at Adams Run, SC.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the US Army General Hospital, Philadelphia, PA on 1 October with pneumonia. He was transferred to to Fort Delaware on 28 November 1862 and exchanged by 1 February 1863. He was often ill in hospital or on furlough between then and October 1864. He was again captured, in action at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864. He was sent to Harpers Ferry, VA then held at Point Lookout, MD, finally released 29 June 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1.


05/05/1836; Laurens District, SC


08/28/1903; burial in Waterloo Cemetery, Laurens, 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 16026]