William Preston Patterson(1835 - 1916)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A married 26 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 wounded severely, in the right had, right arm, and left thigh, and was captured, in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was admitted to the US General Hospital #1, Frederick, MD, 22 October, sent to Fort McHenry, then to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange on 31 January 1863. He was furloughed for 60 days 3 February 1863 and discharged for disability on 19 March 1863.
After the War:
He helped found and build Patterson Chapel Methodist Church, Enoree, SC.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 12/21/1835 Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 09/18/1916 Burial Place: Patterson Chapel Methodist Cemetery, Enoree, 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 16031]
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