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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Michael Auker

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted 22 February 1861 at New Orleans, LA in Company K, 5th Louisiana Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Died at a hospital near Sharpsburg, data not known. Originally buried "East of J. C. Grove's warehouse, on hill near a new house" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as M. Anker in Company H. Service details from Booth1.

Death

Date not known 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 4535]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 1, pg. 90  [AotW citation 13102]