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Confederate (CSV)


Preston W. Kidd

(1830 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 49th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company C (later H), 49th Virginia Infantry, on 15 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 30 September but died on 1 October 1862, probably at a field hospital near the battlefield.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brother William was also wounded at Sharpsburg but survived.


1830; Nelson County, VA


10/01/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Virginia, Published 2005, <>, Source page: /infantry/49va_inf/49th_inf_regt_roster_h.html  [AotW citation 25811]