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Confederate (CSV)

Private

D. Zebriskie

(? - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company I, 12th Alabama Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the hip and was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD, on 18 October with a bullet deep in his hip, suffering from anemia and suppuration (probably from infection). He was put "under chloroform" for surgery to remove the bullet on 19 October 1862, but ceased breathing during surgery and died. An autopsy found no obvious cause of death other than his poor condition.

References & notes

Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 1 and the MSHWR.2 He's not found in the Alabama Archives records.

Death

10/19/1862 Frederick, MD

Notes

1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #1.133  [AotW citation 20040]

2   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Vol. 2, Pt. 3, pg. 893  [AotW citation 20041]