David William Pentecost(1823 - 1863)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private in Company B, 16th Georgia Infantry on 17 July 1861, later appointed Sergeant.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.
The remainder of the War:
Sent from Fort Delaware, Delaware to Aiken’s Landing, Virginia October 2, 1862, and exchanged there November 10, 1862. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia May 3, 1863.Died, result of amputation of left arm, in Receiving & Wayside Hospital at Richmond, Virginia May 10, 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Further details from family genealogists.
|Birth Date: 3/4/1823 Place of Birth: Jackson County, GA |
Death Date: 5/10/1863 Death Place: Richmond, VA Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html [AotW citation 12181]
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