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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Richard E. Clayton

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled as 3rd Lieutenant and was elected Captain, Company A, 2nd Mississippi Infantry on 23 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was posted with his Company on the Hagerstown Pike near the D.R. Miller farm on the afternoon of 16 September 1862. He was mortally wounded at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

Burial and basic unit information from a list in Confederate Veteran1 with details from Dunbar Rowland's The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi (1908). His role at Sharpsburg from Carman2.

Death

Date not known; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV

Notes

1   United Confederate Veterans, and United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of Confederate Veterans, , Confederate Veteran Magazine (1893-1932), 1893-01-01, Vol. XIX, pp. 75 - 76  [AotW citation 5072]

2   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 2, pg. 31  [AotW citation 10669]