John Newton Wilson(1842 - 1871)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private in Company C, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion, 10 July 1862 at Summerville, SC.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded, fractured right foot, and captured in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
|Birth Date: 05/05/1842 |
Death Date: 03/17/1871 Burial Place: 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]
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