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Confederate (CSV)

Private

G. D. Gardner

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 23 (or 25), he enlisted as Private, Company H, 13th Mississippi Infantry at Sparta on 26 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a field hospital on the Grove Farm at Sharpsburg on 8 (or 11) October 1862. He was originally buried at "the northern edge of Stephen Grove's woods". And was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as C.D. Gardner. Service details from Reardon & Vossler2, citing Gardner's Compiled Military Service Records.

Birth

c. 1838

Death

10/08/1862 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 4683]

2   Reardon, Carol, and Tom Vossler, A Field Guide to Antietam: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016  [AotW citation 19831]