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Confederate (CSV)


L. Holby Nelson

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From York County, age 19, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 5th South Carolina Infantry, and was promoted to 3rd Corporal, dates not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wound and/or disease at the CSA General Hospital Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, VA on 21 December 1862.

References & notes

Service from his Compiled Service Records (via the Historical Data Systems database) and the Roll 1 for Company E, as Holby Nelson. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


12/21/1862; Montgomery County, VA; burial in Montgomery White Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Montgomery County, VA


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Company E, Fifth Regiment Infantry  [AotW citation 22052]