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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Josiah J. Balkcom

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 30 year old teacher from Goline, AL, he mustered as First Sergeant, Company G, 15th Alabama Infantry on 3 July 1861 at Abbeville, AL. He was wounded at Hazel River, VA on 23 August 1862 and returned to duty at Harpers Ferry, VA on 13 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was "shot through the head and killed instantly" in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from his Compiled Military Service Records (via the Historical Data Systems database) and the Alabama Archives,1 which has him as Josiah Galkcom. The quote above from Oates.2

Birth

c. 1831

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

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: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=67138  [AotW citation 20048]

2   Oates, William C., The War Between the Union and the Confederacy and Its Lost Opportunities with a History of the 15th Alabama Regiment ..., New York and Washington DC: The Neale Publishing Company, 1905, Appendix A, pg. 677  [AotW citation 20049]