|Death: ||Nov. 9, 1864|
Company E, 8th Alabama Infantry, Forney's Brigade, Mahone's Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.
Residence Henry County; 26 year-old farmer.
Enlisted 8/29/1862, he was mustered into Company E, 8th Alabama Infantry as a Private.
Present or accounted for until severely wounded (gunshot in face, causing some loss of sight and nerve damage) 5/3/1863 in Battle of Salem Church, VA.; admitted 5/8/1863 into 2nd Alabama Hospital, Richmond; given 60-day Medical Furlough 6/5/1863; went home to convalesce; returned to duty and present 5/7/1864 at Battle of The Wilderness.
Admitted 11/4/1864 into 2nd Division General Hospital, Howard's Grove, Richmond (reason/diagnosis not listed);
His wife, W.E.F. Armstrong, filed a Settlement claim on 1/4/1865; she was found due $67.00.
The 8th Alabama Infantry Regiment, the first Confederate regiment to be enlisted for the war, was organized at Montgomery, Alabama, in May, 1861. Its members were recruited in Mobile, Perry, Dallas, Butler, and Coosa counties.
The unit reported 56 casualties at Chancellorsville.
(bio by: BigFrench)
Plot: Sec. G, Row J, Grave 88
Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Nov 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9928382
Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
Added: Jan. 6, 2013
Tread lightly, 'tis a soldiers grave,
A lonely, mossy mound;
And yet to hearts like mine and thine
It should be holy ground.
Speak softly, let no careless laugh,
No idle, thoughtless jest,
Mary Bob McClain
Added: Oct. 14, 2005