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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 Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/05/1837; Laurens District, SC


12/31/1863 Laurens County, SC; burial in 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]