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Sgt Alexander Calvin Martin

Sgt Alexander Calvin Martin

Birth
Death 26 Jan 1924 (aged 86)
Burial Sanford, Seminole County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 17162564 · View Source
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Alexander Calvin Martin

Residence Alachua County FL; 24 years old.
Enlisted on 6/20/1861 at Newnansville, FL as a Private.
On 6/20/1861 he mustered into "B" Co. FL 2nd Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
POW 7/5/1863 Gettysburg, PA
Confined 7/8/1863 Fort Delaware, DE (Estimated date)
Oath Allegiance 6/10/1865 Fort Delaware, DE (Released)
Promotions:
4th Sergt 10/8/1862
2nd Sergt 7/1/1863 (Estimated date)
He was described at enlistment as:
5' 10.0", dark complexion, hazel eyes, black hair
born 1/28/1837 in Cumberland County, NC
died 1/26/1924 in Miami, FL
Served in Seminole War.
Married Mary Hughey in December, 1867
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Alexander Calvin Martin, fought and was captured at Gettysburg on the afternoon of July 3rd, while fighting with his unit, Company B, Second Florida, C.S.A.. He was captured at the foot of Little Round Top by a German mercenary fighting for General Daniel E. Sickle. The soldier inquired as to why A.C. was fighting Gen Sickle, clearly unaware of the drivers for the war between the states.

A.C. Martin had previously participated in the 2nd Battle of Manassas and at Sharpsburg. The Second Florida was part of Anderson's Division of General A.P. Hills Corp.


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  • Created by: Bev
  • Added: 26 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17162564
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Alexander Calvin Martin (28 Jan 1837–26 Jan 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17162564, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Sanford, Seminole County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Bev (contributor 47588577) .