(c. 1841 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 19, he enlisted as Corporal, Company E, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 26 November 1861.
On the Campaign
He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September and "slightly wounded" at Sharpsburg on 16 September 1862 with no later military record.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds, probably at home in the York District on 10 October 1862.
References & notes
His service from the Roll 1 and his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" and his Sharpsburg wound from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), as J.J. Nelson, online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
c. 1841; County Antrim, IRELAND
10/10/1862; York District, SC; burial in Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, SC