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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Franklin Ramage

(1830 - 1915)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Corporal in Company G, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 5 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at age 31. He was promoted to Sergeant on 25 January 1862.

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

The remainder of the War:
He was in the Institute Hospital, Richmond, VA by 4 October 1862 and returned to duty on 15 November. He was court-martialed late 1862 for disobedience of orders, but found not guilty (GO #133). He was appointed First Sergeant by July 1863. He was captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and sent to Fort Delaware. He was promoted to Lieutenant, date not given. He was released on 10 June 1865.

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

Birth Date: 04/02/1830    Place of Birth: Laurens County, SC    
Death Date: 10/14/1915    Death Place: Laurens County, SC    Burial Place: Holly Grove Baptist 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 16035]

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