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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Thomas Chitwood

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company K, 42nd Virginia Infantry on 17 June 1861 at Rocky Mount, VA. He was ill in a hospital in White Sulphur Springs, VA in October 1861 and returned to duty in February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds, date not given, near Sharpsburg and was originally buried " in N.E. corner of Mrs. Lucker's house-field" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 Service and other details from John D. Chapla's 42nd Virginia Infantry (roster, 1983) via the Historical Data Systems database.

Death

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 4608]