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Confederate (CSV)


Matthew Coleman

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 38th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company C, 38th Georgia Infantry on 1 October 1861. He was promoted to Corporal in 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally mounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September and died the same day.

The rest of the War

Federal records state he died at White House Hospital near Sharpsburg & also at Line's Farm Hospital. Probably buried originally on the battlefield at Sharpsburg and reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database, which says he was killed in action.


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


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 4618]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19566]