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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

Drayton Pitts

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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

Burial information for "Raisin Pitts" from Pruett1. His service from the State of Alabama.2 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

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.

Birth

1833; Newberry District, SC

Death

09/26/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD

Notes

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]