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Pvt Alfred Maloy Childers
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1837
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1894
Clarksville
Red River County
Texas, USA

Alfred was accepted into service as a Private in the 9th Field Battery on 18 January 1862 at Paris, Lamar Co., Texas by James M. Daniel for the period of the war. He was 24 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, with grey eyes and light hair, a farmer from North Carolina with sound body and good health. Organized in Lamar County in June 1861. Mustered into Confederate service at Paris on June 18, 1861. It was armed with four guns in August-September 1864. Designated as the 9th Field Battery on November 19, 1864. lt was armed with two 3" Rifles and two 12-lb. Howitzers in May 1865. Surrendered by General F. K. Smith, commanding Trans-Mississippi Department, on May 26, 1865. February 1864 is the last record of A. M. Childers' service in the Civil War. It has been said that Alfred lost a leg in the war and was given 40 acres and a mule in place of traveling money to return home. There is no record, to this date, to substantiate this. Originally his tombstone was a piece of petrified wood with his name carved in it. Later a CSA tombstone was erected by his descendents to mark the grave. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lucinda Elvira Osborne Childers (1846 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  James Franklin Childers (1866 - 1936)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Childers Sipes (1868 - 1950)*
  John Wesley Childres (1876 - 1958)*
  Robert E. Lee Childres (1878 - 1954)*
  Elizabeth Jane Childres Welch (1880 - 1974)*
  Alford M. Childers (1884 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lone Star Cemetery
Clarksville
Red River County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Shelia (Cromwell) Lyon
Record added: Aug 07, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6667448
Pvt Alfred Maloy Childers
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Pvt Alfred Maloy Childers
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