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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Ambrose Blanton

(c. 1824 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company F, 15th South Carolina Infantry about 1 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the leg and captured in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated, probably at a field hospital, then he was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, but he died there on 1 October 1862.

References & notes

Pruett1 says he was originally buried in Burkittsviile, MD and removed to Hagerstown after the war. His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His memorial at Mt. Olivet is online from Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1824; Union County, SC

Death

10/01/1862 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 4566]

2   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 #9.592  [AotW citation 22040]