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Confederate (CSV)


John J. Nelson

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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


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, Seventeenth Regiment Infantry  [AotW citation 22082]