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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Clifton Caswell Elgin

(1843 - 1881)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Antietam

He was an unmarried 18 year old druggist from Huntsville, AL when he enlisted as Private on 26 April 1861 in Company F, 4th Alabama Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Present with his Company in action in most engagements into the siege of Petersburg in 1864, having been wounded in action at Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA in May 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He may, instead, be Caswell Clifton Elgin.

Birth

08/25/1843; Huntsville, AL

Death

08/06/1881 Caddo Parish, LA; burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, Mooringsport, LA

Notes

1   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15644]