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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Amos K. Anselm

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company F of the 8th Louisiana Infantry on 21 June 1861. He was the a 19 year old stage coach driver living in Bayou Chicot, St. Landry Parish.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a U. S. Army General Hospital #7 in Frederick, MD on 17 November 1862 with a gangrenous gunshot wound and transferred to the gangrene tent in GH#1, but he died there two days later. He was originally buried "on west side of, and in the cemetery at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 service data from Booth,2 as Amos Anslem, with further information from family genealogists. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as Amos Anselen and A.N. Anseln. He is listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may actually be there still. A modern stone [via Findagrave] there has his name as Anselen.

Birth

12/16/1841; St. Landry Parish, LA

Death

11/19/1862 Frederick, 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 4536]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 1 , pg. 68  [AotW citation 5055]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #9.642  [AotW citation 24909]