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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Alexander F. Byrd

(? - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company E, 6th South Carolina Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "In the hollow west of Israel Smith's barn" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1 who has him as A.F. Byrd. Service from his Compiled Military Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. His death at Sharpsburg from a Company E Roster transcribed by Steve Stacey and posted online by the Darlington County SCGenWeb Project.

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 4597]