Samuel David Puckett(1842 - 1916)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company A, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 5 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at about age 17. He was detached to man a battery at Pineberry Point, Edisto Island, SC in February 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action at Fox's Gap, on 14 September 1862, and served as a litter bearer there.
The remainder of the War:
Held at Fort Delaware, he was sent to Aikens Landing, VA and exchanged on 2 October 1862. Again captured, at Falling Waters, MD on the retreat from Gettysburg on 12 July 1863. He was in the Baltimore City Jail, then Point Lookout, MD, where he was paroled and exchanged on 13 February 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
|Birth Date: 03/12/1842 Place of Birth: Princeton, Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 03/16/1916 Burial Place: Waterloo Cemetery, Laurens County, 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 16034]
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