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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Armelin Linscomb

(1842 - 1914)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted 22 July 1861, at Camp Moore, LA, in Company K, 10th Louisiana Infantry. He was a farmer, living in Vermilion, giving his age as 22 when enlisted, single.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the neck and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Admitted 9 October 1862, to No. 5 US Army General Hospital, Frederick, MD. Paroled at Ft. McHenry, MD on 12 November 1862. Received at City Point, VA on the 21st. Final note in the military record that he was "Disabled on account of gunshot wound Recd. in neck."

After the War

He married in St. Landry Parish in December 1865 (or Texas, 1867), and was living in Jefferson County, TX by 1868.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1, who lists him as Armelin Lincicome and Linscicome. Details from family genealogists, some of whom spell his first name Aurelin or use it as a middle name. His gravestone is on Findagrave, and has his birth year as 1840.

More on the Web

There's a post war photo of him posted by Michael Jones on his The South's Defender blog in 2012.

Birth

10/15/1842; Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, LA

Death

07/30/1914 Jefferson County, TX; burial in China Cemetery, China, TX

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 762  [AotW citation 14955]