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Confederate (CSV)


Nicholas Welsh

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

About age 25, from the Lancaster District, he enlisted as Private, Company I, 17th South Carolina Infantry, on 9 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a hospital in Richmond, VA on 30 September and back with his Company by February 1863. He was sick in a hospital in Richmond, VA on 10 August 1864 and furloughed to Camden, SC for 30 days on 1 September, but was listed as absent without leave after 30 September and in arrest in Petersburg, VA on 23 January 1865.

He suffered a gunshot wound to his left thigh and was captured at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April, was treated at field hospitals at Burkeville and City Point, VA, then sent to a hospital in Washington, DC aboard the US Army Hospital Steamer State of Maine on 1 May. He took an oath of allegiance at a hospital in Washington on 12 June 1865, then age 29, and was released.

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), online from fold3.


c. 1836