Robert Thrift(c. 1845 - )
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried cotton manufactory worker, giving his age as 17, he enlisted in Company F, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 30 January 1862 at Columbia, SC.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Held at Fort Delaware, he was sent to Aikens Landing, VA and exchanged on 6 October 1862. He was discharged 4 February 1863 for being underage.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
|Place of Birth: Newberry District, 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 16058]
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