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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Joshua Milton Townsend

(1834 - 1863)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1.

Birth

03/28/1834

Death

09/20/1863 Chickamauga, GA; burial in Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, SC

Notes

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]