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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Alexander Potter

(? - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Alabama Infantry

On the Campaign

He was probably mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died in Frederick on 25 September 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery at Frederick" and possibly reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

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. His memorials are on Findagrave.

His name may have been Alexander Pottier (Claim filed July 10, 1863 by Margaret Pottier, widow, Mobile, Alabama) per the Alabama Civil War Service Database.

Death

09/25/1862 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 4912]