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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

Archibald Madison Gordon

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Sergeant, Company B, 9th Louisiana Infantry on 7 July 1861. He was elected First Lieutenant on 10 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was acting Adjutant-General of the Brigade in Maryland. He was killed when an artillery shell "cut off both of his legs at the thigh" on the afternoon of 16 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "On Ben, Grave's [Grove's?] farm in first field on right hand side of Shepherdstown road ... the farm did belong to J. H. Grove", near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Details of his fate at Sharpsburg from Carman2, with service details from Booth3, all of whom have him as A.M. Gordon.

Birth

11/11/1837

Death

09/16/1862 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 4696]

2   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 2, pg. 38  [AotW citation 10683]

3   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 59  [AotW citation 10682]