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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

Asbury A. Scott

(1841 - 1910)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted on 15 May 1861 as First Sergeant, Company B, 6th Alabama Infantry. He was promoted to First Lieutenant probably when the Company was reorganized as Company L in March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm in action on South Mountain on 14 September and captured.

The rest of the War

He had his right arm amputated at the shoulder and was exchanged at City Point, VA. He returned to Alabama.

After the War

He was a grocer, tax collector, and Sheriff of Opelika County, Alabama and used an artificial arm.

References & notes

Pruett1 says he's buried at Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD as a Maryland Campaign fatality. Somewhat confusing research by Sheila D. Tindle of the UDC shows he was badly wounded but survived the War. Service and other details from the Alabama Civil War Service Database (Alabama State Archives), which also show the record of his burial in Maryland (from an October 1862 Company return), but include events of his service in Alabama later in the War. He's seen in some records as Asberry.

Birth

11/12/1841; Macon County, AL

Death

03/25/1910 Lakeland, FL; burial in Roselawn Cemetery, Lakeland, FL

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 4950]