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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

David B. King

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 19 year old single farmer from Whitesburg when he enlisted on 1 September 1861 as a Private in Company F, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was elected Junior 2nd Lieutenant on 30 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September, having "had the whole top of his head blown off by a shell."

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "In Mrs. Lucker's [Locker] second field south of barn on west side of a Large rockbrake" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as D.A. King. Service information from the Alabama database.2. Quote above from Coles.3

Birth

c. 1842 in AL

Death

09/17/1862 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 4784]

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>  [AotW citation 15543]

3   Coles, Robert T., and Jeffrey D. Stocker, editor, From Huntsville to Appomattox: R. T. Coles's History of 4th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996, pg. 69  [AotW citation 15726]