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Confederate (CSV)


Clifton Caswell Elgin

(1843 - 1881)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He may, instead, be Caswell Clifton Elgin.

Birth Date: 08/25/1843    Place of Birth: Huntsville, AL    
Death Date: 08/06/1881    Death Place: Caddo Parish, LA    Burial Place: Mount Zion Cemetery, Mooringsport, LA


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]

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