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Confederate (CSV)


William Preston Patterson

(1835 - 1916)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the 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 rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/21/1835; Laurens District, SC


09/18/1916; burial in 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]