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Confederate (CSV)


John Newton Wilson

(1842 - 1871)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company C, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion, 10 July 1862 at Summerville, SC.

On the Campaign

He was wounded, fractured right foot, and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in the US Army General Hospital at Frederick, MD, then to Fort McHenry, where he was paroled 24 November 1862. He was in hospitals in Petersburg, VA and Richmond and furloughed home. He returned to duty on 11 February 1863. He was captured again, in action on the North Anna River, VA on 23 May 1864. He was held at Point Lookout, MD and released on 5 June 1865.

After the War

He died young, at age 28.

References & notes

Basic information from Davis1.




03/17/1871; burial in Ora Associate Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, Laurens County, 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 16070]