Gilchrist Robert Boulware(1842 - 1922)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 18 year old student from Conecuh County, AL when he enlisted on 25 April 1861 in Company E, 4th Alabama Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant and flag bearer on 8 June 1863. He was wounded again, at Chickamauga, GA on 17 September 1863 and had his right arm amputated. He may have been commissioned Lieutenant, date not given. He served in Alabama in the "secret service" from 1864 to the end of the War.
After the War:
Resided in Brooklyn, AL after the War to at least 1921.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 08/15/1842 Place of Birth: Brooklyn, AL |
Death Date: 09/28/1922 Death Place: Brooklyn, AL Burial Place: Warren Cemetery, Old Sparta, AL
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15551]
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