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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Slaughter Hill

(1840 - 1916)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Georgia Infantry on 9 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. He later described his wounds:

My right arm was broken and injured in such a way as to render it substantially useless. 2d, my left hand was struck by minnie [sic] ball breaking all the fingers and causing loss of next to little finger. 3d, I was shot in right side breaking a rib on each side and wounding right lung and I still suffer pain in it nearly all the time, the least exertion causing spitting of blood. 4th, I was shot about middle of thigh, the ball going clear through and injuring nerves of leg and producing loss of feeling to some extent and weakness of said [leg]. 5th, I was struck on shin bone of left leg, breaking the bone and passing through heel string, causing such leg to be substantially useless. 6th, I was shot in corner of right eye, causing almost the entire loss of sight of said eye.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield then was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 22 October 1862. He was transferred to Baltimore on 13 December and was exchanged at City Point, VA on 28 December 1862. He probably returned to duty, but was in a hospital in Macon, GA with conjunctivitis and general debility by 18 July 1864.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 via the Historical Data Systems database. The quote above from his 1893 pension application, thanks to a post by Tom Elmore on Civil War Talk. Hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

03/31/1840; Macon County, GA

Death

01/01/1916 Reynolds, GA; burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Reynolds, GA

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 23661]

2   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 #5.292  [AotW citation 23660]