Amos Whitehead(1837 - 1874)
Home State: Florida
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Florida Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1856 he moved to Leon County, FL and established the 2,204 acre Mossview cotton plantation along Lake Jackson near Tallahassee. His father and uncle also had large holdings in that County. He mustered as Sergeant, Company M, 2nd Florida Infantry on 20 August 1861. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in December 1861, and to Captain, date not given.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was disabled by his Sharpsburg, wound, losing a foot, and resigned his commission.
After the War:
He died in 1874 from an injury to the same leg.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Florida1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture here from a photograph in the State Archives of Florida.
|Birth Date: 06/13/1837 Place of Birth: Burke County, GA |
College: University of Georgia Graduating Year: 1856
Death Date: 10/13/1874 Death Place: Leon County, FL Burial Place: Bradford-Eppes Cemetery, Leon County, FL
1 State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pp. 95 - 98 [AotW citation 15443]
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