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H.J. Askew

H.J. Askew

Confederate (CSV)

Private

Hilliard Judge Askew

(1838 - 1898)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 24 year old planter in Dayton, AL he enlisted in Demopolis as Private, Company D, 11th Alabama Infantry on 11 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 (or 3) July 1863 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 23 November 1864.

After the War

In 1880 and to at least 1900 he was a store clerk (possibly milliner) in Gordon, Henry County, AL.

References & notes

His service from the Alabama Civil War Service Database.1 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Stanley A. Hutson. Another photograph, of a soldier in uniform previously thought to be his brother-in-law Jesse Hancock, is now believed to be Hilliard.

He married Sarah Scaife "Sallie/Sally" Hancock (1840-1916) in May 1866 and they had a son Albert (1868-1934).

His brother-in-law Jesse Hancock, Sallie's bother, was wounded at Sharpsburg, in the 6th Alabama Infantry.

Birth

06/07/1838 in AL

Death

10/05/1898 in AL; burial in Gordon Cemetery, Gordon, 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=5378  [AotW citation 24923]