(1833 - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company J (later F), 6th Alabama Infantry on 2 (or 6) May 1861 at Crawford, AL. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Boonsboro, MD (on South Mountain) on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds, probably in Frederick, MD.
References & notes
More on the Web
See a fine post from Ann Longmore-Etheridge at Your Dying Charlotte which makes an excellent case that Lt. Drayton Pitts was the "Raisin Pitts" buried in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD.
1833; Newberry District, SC
09/26/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4420]
2 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: various [AotW citation 17598]