Joshua Milton Townsend(1834 - 1863)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company A, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment on 25 November 1861 at age 27, and was detailed as acting Commissary in December. He was appointed Captain on 31 January 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 treated at the US General Hospital #1, Frederick, MD, sent to Ft. Delaware, then to Aikens' Landing, VA and exchanged on 10 November 1862. He commanded the Battalion at Chickamauga, GA, and was killed in action there on 20 September 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
|Birth Date: 03/28/1834 |
Death Date: 09/20/1863 Death Place: Chickamauga, GA Burial Place: Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, 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 16061]
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