Alex Clayborn Chisholm(1840 - 1911)
Home State: Alabama
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A mason from Florence, he enlisted as Private in Company I, 9th Alabama Infantry on 3 June 1861. He was promoted through the ranks of 2nd Sergeant and 1st Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant of his Company on 7 June 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
By the end of the battle on 17 September he was the senior officer present in the Regiment and in command of the survivors.
The remainder of the War:
He was captured at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863 and imprisoned at Ft. Delaware for the duration of the War.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic biographical information from the 1907 Confederate Veteran census in Lauderdale County, Alabama (transcribed online by Pat M. Mahan). Service dates from the Alabama Archives.1
His brother John N Chisholm, Captain of Company I, was also captured at Gettysburg, but he died while imprisoned at Ft. Delaware in March 1865.
|Birth Date: 02/14/1840 Place of Birth: Nashville, TN |
Death Date: 06/24/1911 Burial Place: Florence City Cemetery, Florence, AL
1 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: /civilwar/index.cfm [AotW citation 1206]
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