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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 the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.

Birth Date: 05/05/1836    Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC    
Death Date: 08/28/1903    Burial Place: 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]

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