Charles Alexander Derby(1828 - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 44th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), he was a teacher and clergyman in Alabama before the War.1 He was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the 44th Alabama Infantry on its organization in May 1862, and was promoted Colonel on the resignation of Colonel James Kent on 1 September.2
In the Antietam Campaign:
Colonel Derby was killed in action at Sharpsburg.
|Birth Date: 9/12/1828 Place of Birth: Dinwiddie County, VA |
College: Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Graduating Year: 1848
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 Charles A. Derby Papers (MS#030).
2 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: /referenc/alamilor/44thinf.html [AotW citation 192]
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