Mitchell Burford Salter"Mitch"
(1839 - 1920)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 Date: 05/20/1839 Place of Birth: Conecuh County, AL |
Death Date: 11/08/1920 Death Place: Evergreen, AL Burial Place: Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen, 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 15570]
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