David B. King(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam 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 remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 State: AL |
Death Date: 09/17/1862 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 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]
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