Robert S. Spears(? - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From the Newberry District, he enlisted in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 1 December 1861 at Columbia, SC. 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.
The remainder of the War:
He was paroled at Aiken's Landing, VA on 6 October. He was in Winder Division Hospital #4, Richmond, VA, and died there on 13 November 1862 of typhoid fever.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
Death Date: 11/13/1862 Death Place: Richmond, VA
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 16053]
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