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A. Whitehead

A. Whitehead

Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Amos Whitehead

(1837 - 1874)

Home State: Florida

Education: University of Georgia, Class of 1856

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & 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

06/13/1837; Burke County, GA

Death

10/13/1874 Leon County, FL; burial in Bradford-Eppes Cemetery, Leon County, FL

Notes

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]