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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Russell A. Waggoner

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company C, 18th Mississippi Infantry on about 1 May 1861

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 25 September 1862, probably at a Federal field hospital near the battlefield. He was originally buried "below Mayer's barn" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 as R. A. Wagner. His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from family genealogists. There is a cenotaph for him in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery near Carthage, MS.

Birth

c. 1831; Warren County, GA

Death

09/25/1862 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 5012]