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John Calhoun ClemsonRoster ID 1280
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Calhoun Clemson, Class of 1863: Born- 1841. Son of the founder of Clemson University; grandson of South Carolina politician J.C. Calhoun. Matriculated from Bladensburg, MD. At VMI for 1 month. Military Record: Probably withdrew from VMI because of bad health. Enlisted 20 July 1861 at Camp Pickens, SC for 3 years or war as a Pvt, Company B, 1st (Col. J.L. Orr's) South Carolina Rifles. Ordered 22 October 1861 on detached service by Brig Gen R.S. Ripley. Appointed 2nd Lt, Company H, 1st South Carolina Heavy Artillery on 24 January 1862 (some records show other dates). Often on detached service at Ft. Ripley, South Carolina or on recruiting service. Appointed 1st Lt on 2 April 1863. Assigned 7 May 1863 to Nitre and Mining Bureau. Captured at Bolivar, MS on 9 September 1863 (probably on way to or from Trans-Mississippi). Held at Johnson's Island, OH where he took the oath on 11 June 1865. Post War Career: Lived in Pendleton, SC Died- 10 August 1871. He was killed in a railroad accident.|