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Confederate (CSV)

Private

R. Lence

(c. 1827 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, 18th Mississippi Infantry, date and Company not known.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army field hospital near Sharpsburg and a Federal surgeon amputated his leg at the lower part of his thigh on 17 September, but he died of infection on 21 September 1862, age 25.

References & notes

Wound and medical details from Fisher.1 He's not found in other references for Mississippi soldiers.

Birth

c. 1827

Death

09/21/1862 Sharpsburg, MD