SC mystery of unknown Confederate solved

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - A Civil War mystery on the South Carolina coast has been solved.

The Beaufort Gazette reports ( ) the identity of the only unknown Confederate soldier buried at the Beaufort National Cemetery has been confirmed.

The Historic Beaufort Foundation says the soldier has been identified as Pvt. Haywood Treadwell of Sampson County, N.C. He now has a new headstone, replacing one that just noted an unknown Confederate was buried there.

Treadwell was brought to a Union hospital in Beaufort after being wounded in July 1863 defending Battery Wagner on Charleston Harbor. That's the battle in which the black 54th Massachusetts charged in a fight commemorated in the movie "Glory."

Research on the William Wigg Barnwell House in Beaufort, which served as the hospital, turned up records helping identify Treadwell.


Information from: The Beaufort Gazette,

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