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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Matthew James Aspley

(? - 1862)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private in Company G, First Texas Infantry on 23 June 1861 at Palestine, TX. He was promoted 3rd Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Davis,1 who has him as M.J Ashley, and Simpson,2 who says he was wounded and captured at Sharpsburg with no further record. Polley says he was killed at Sharpsburg.3

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1489]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 51  [AotW citation 20942]

3   Polley, Joseph Benjamin, Hood's Texas Brigade, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910, pg. 309  [AotW citation 20943]