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Confederate (CSV)


Jesse McWatters

(? - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From the Chester District, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 14 January 1862 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was listed as missing in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured at the Crater near Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864. He was briefly a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD then sent on to Elmira, NY on 8 August, where he died of pneumonia on 9 November 1864.

References & notes

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


11/09/1864; Elmira, NY; burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY