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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Mitchell Burford Salter

"Mitch"

(1839 - 1920)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 22 year old student from Evergreen, AL when he enlisted as Private on 25 April 1861 in Company E, 4th Alabama Infantry.

On the Campaign

Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863, and his right arm was amputated. Discharged for disability from wounds 6 February 1864.

After the War

He was a farmer and Federal tax collector.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of a good post-War photo of him. His amputated humerus (upper arm) bone, shattered just above the elbow joint, is in the collection of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, MD.

Birth

05/20/1839; Conecuh County, AL

Death

11/08/1920 Evergreen, AL; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen, AL

Notes

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 15570]