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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph W. McAlister

(1840 - 1920)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company E as Private - July 10, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Wounded in the shoulder and left lung at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862 and again wounded in action in the Wilderness, Virginia, May 5, 1864. Appointed 5th Sergeant. Captured at Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Released at Point Lookout, Maryland, June 5, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Henderson1.


02/01/1840 in GA




1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 6 (posted online by Ray Fincham, Jr.)  [AotW citation 13287]