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Confederate (CSV)


Richard Leander Owings

(1837 - 1863)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion


Before the Antietam Campaign:
A married 24 year old from the Laurens District, he enlisted in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 2 January 1862 at Columbia, SC.

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

The remainder of the War:
He was sent to Fort McHenry, and on to Fortress Monroe, VA, where he was exchanged 10 October 1862. He was furloughed home for 30 days on 11 November. He died at home of disease on 31 December 1863.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 03/05/1837    Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC    
Death Date: 12/31/1863    Death Place: Laurens County, SC    Burial Place: Dials Methodist Cemetery, Gray Court, 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 16030]

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