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Confederate (CSV)

Private

H. W. Cumby

(? - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company D (renamed C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 March 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest 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 & 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.

Birth

Date not known

Death

09/28/1862 Frederick, 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 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]