Benjamin Franklin Watt(? - 1863)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private in the Boyce Guards in 1861, and re-enlisted as Sergeant in Company G, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion, 6 February 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 2 October 1862. He was in General Hospital #8, Richmond, VA with typhoid fever, and furloughed home for 30 days on 28 October. He returned to duty 12 December 1862. He died in a hospital at Gordonsville, VA on 30 June 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
Death Date: 06/30/1863 Death Place: Gordonsville, 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 16069]
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