Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He probably enlisted as Private, Company H, 6th South Carolina Infantry, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by gunshot to the arm and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 12 October 1862 and transferred on to Baltimore the next day.
References & notes
Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.1 He is not found in the records for 6th SC Infantry as J.W. Martin. There are other Martins in that unit including J.D (Co. A), J.E. (Co. D), John H. (Co. C), and Joseph (Co. B). The only one listed in Company H is an R.A. Martin.