A. M. Gordon(? - 1862)
Home State: Louisiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th Louisiana Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Sergeant, Company B, 9th Louisiana Infantry on 7 July 1861. He was elected First Lieutenant on 10 October 1861.
In the Antietam 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 remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1. Details of his fate at Sharpsburg from Carman2, with service details from Booth3.
Death Date: 09/16/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, 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 4696]
2 Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 2 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-12, 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]
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