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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

David W. Humphreys

(? - 1863)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was the original Major of the Regiment in 1861 and was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Mississippi Infantry at the reorganization of April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded at Sharpsburg on 17 September, as were Colonel Stone and Major Blair - all the Regiment's field officers. They were relieved in command by Lt Moody.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863.

After the War

He was probably originally buried on the battlefield and moved to Hollywood after the War, among many other Confederate dead from the battle.

References & notes

Basic service and his wounding at Sharpsburg from Dunbar Rowland's The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi (1908). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His name is sometimes also seen as David W. Humphries.


Date not known; Milan, TN


07/03/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA