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Confederate (CSV)


Rees Darrington Gayle

(1820 - 1905)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a graduate of William and Mary, and a student in philosophy and mathematics (withdrew September 1841) at the University of Virginia (1840-42). He then began to practice law in Mobile. He later moved to Cahaba, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company G (renamed F), 5th Alabama Infantry, date not given. He was wounded in action at Seven Pines, VA on 31 May or 1 June 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
One of 5 men of Company F to answer roll call on 18 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Later known as Colonel Gayle.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fry1 - Rees' daughter. Further details from a bio sketch of his son Billups in Notable Men of Alabama: Personal and Genealogical, Vol. 1 (1901) and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 01/1820    Place of Birth: Bassett's Creek, AL    
College: William and Mary College, U of Virginia    
Death Date: 11/19/1905    Death Place: Selma, AL    Burial Place: Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, AL


1   Fry, Anna M. Gayle, Memories of Old Cahaba, Nashville (Tenn): Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1905, pp. 89, 105 - 108  [AotW citation 9406]

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