R. E. ClaytonHome State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was Captain in command of Company F, 2nd Mississippi Infantry on the Maryland Campaign.
In the Antietam 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 may have been killed or mortally wounded at Sharpsburg.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial and basic unit information from a list in Confederate Veteran1. His role at Sharpsburg from Carman2.
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV
1 United Confederate Veterans, U Daughters of the Confederacy, and 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, 2 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-12, Vol. 2, pg. 31 [AotW citation 10669]
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