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Confederate (CSV)

Corporal

Henry Purvis Alsop

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 17, a student in Fredericksburg, probably from Spottsylvania, he mustered as Private, Company C, 30th Virginia Infantry on 23 May 1861. He was appointed Corporal on 1 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "in Samuel Beeler's barn field along the fence, running east from the barn" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Pvt. H.P Alsop. Death detail from the Virginia Military Dead.2 Service from Robert K. Krick's 30th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1983) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1844; Spotsylvania County, VA

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, 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 4530]

2   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 18844]