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A.J. Hoole
A.J. Hoole

Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Axalla John Hoole

(1822 - 1863)
Home State: South Carolina
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th South Carolina Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
After a primary education, he was a school teacher until about 30 years of age, then a farmer. He was a member of the Darlington Riflemen, a local militia Company, rising to be Captain by 1854 or 55. He fought in "Bloody" Kansas 1856-57 and was elected Probate Judge of Douglas County, Kansas, on the pro-slavery side. He was back in South Carolina by the end of 1857.

In April 1861 he took his Company to Charleston, then Florence, where they were mustered into Confederate service as Company A of the 8th South Carolina Infantry. They joined the Army of Northern Virginia in June. At the Army reorganization, in April 1862, Hoole was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He relieved Colonel Henagan in command of the Regiment after that offcer was wounded in action on Maryland Heights on the 13th.

The remainder of the War:
He was killed in action with the 8th at the battle of Chickamauga (GA) in September 1863.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Boigraphical details and photograph above from Dickert.1

Birth Date: 10/12/1822    Place of Birth: Darlington Court House, SC    
Death Date: 09/20/1863    Death Place: Chickamauga, GA    Burial Place: Brunson Graveyard, near Darlington, SC


1   Dickert, D. Augustus, History of Kershaw's Brigade, Newberry (SC): Elbert H. Aull Company, 1899, pp. 284-285  [AotW citation 501]

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