H. W. Cumby(? - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company D (renamed C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 March 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds on 28 September 1862. Originally buried "on west side of, and in the cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as H.W. Crumby. Details from the State of Alabama.2 He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD (source of his date of death), and may still be there.
Death Date: 09/28/1862 Death Place: Frederick, MD Burial Place: 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 4637]
2 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15775]
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