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Confederate (CSV)

Corporal

Jesse Malcolm Carmichael

(1837 - 1908)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He came to Alabama at age 5 and grew up on a farm. A married 26 year old farmer in Sylvangrove, AL, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 15th Alabama Infantry on 3 March 1862 at Westville. He was appointed 4th Corporal on 16 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His right hand was amputated and he was discharged for wounds on 10 October 1862.

After the War

He returned home, farmed, and served in the Newton Home Guard militia until 1865 and then studied the law. He was admitted to the bar in 1866 and had a practice in Newton, Dale County. He was elected to the State House, then Senate 1872 and 1874, serving a term in each. At various times from 1876 to at least 1893 he was elected circuit and probate judge in Dale County, and was state auditor (1880-84, 1905-07). He owned a 1500 acre farm and other real estate by 1893 and was one-time editor of the Ozark Southern Star newspaper.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Archives.1 Personal details from a bio sketch in Brant & Fuller's Memorial Record of Alabama (Vol. 1, 1893). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His name is also seen as Jesse Malcom Carmichael in some Alabama state and genealogical records.

More on the Web

See his account of action against "bushwhackers" at Newton, AL in March 1865 from the The Southern Star of 12 April 1899, online from the Battle of Newton Society. There is an excellent post-war photograph of him online from the Alabama Archives.

Birth

10/29/1837; Macon County, GA

Death

10/26/1908 Ozark, AL; burial in Union Cemetery, Ozark, AL

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=30096; etc.  [AotW citation 21372]