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Confederate (CSV)


John McWatters

(? - 1865)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company D, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 11 July 1862 at Camp Simmons.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862 and captured.

The rest of the War

He was paroled at Keedysville, MD on 20 September and admitted to a hospital in Richmond on 30 September. He was furloughed home to recover on 2 October and was back on duty by January 1863. He was captured in action at the Crater near Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864, He was held briefly at Point Lookout, MD, then sent on to Elmira, NY on 8 August and died there of disease on 11 April 1865.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his wound at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), both online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/11/1865; Elmira, NY; burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY