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Confederate (CSV)

Corporal

D. M. Kirkley

(? - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company G, Second Infantry at Camden on 24 April 1861. He was promoted to 2nd Musician before 30 June 1861. He was promoted again, to 4th Corporal before 31 December 1861, to 2nd Corporal by 1 May 1862, and 1st Corporal prior to the Maryland Campaign.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and left behind.

The rest of the War

He died on 7 December 1862. Originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Death and burial information from Pruett1. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD (source of his date of death), and may still be there. Service details from Salley2.

Death

12/07/1862 Frederick, 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 4786]

2   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 2, pp. 186, 188, and 196  [AotW citation 13030]