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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

George E. Clay

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 20 year old clerk in New Orleans when he enlisted in Company K, 14th Louisiana Infantry on 12 June 1861. He was sick in hospital at Williamsburg, VA in January and February 1862 and on furlough in New Orleans to March. He was back with his unit by 1 April 1862 when he was appointed First Sergeant of his Company.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September and died of wounds (date not stated).

The rest of the War

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 lists him as Private J.E. Clay. Service data from Booth2.

Birth

c. 1841 in LA

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 4612]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 352  [AotW citation 13214]