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Confederate (CSV)


Elijah Buckley Moseley

(1835 - 1916)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private in Company G (renamed F), 5th Alabama Infantry on 10 April 1861. He was elected Jr. 2nd Lieutenant in January 1862 and Captain of Company F, 5th Alabama Infantry on 22 or 27 April 1862. Wounded at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 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:
He was captured in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He rejoined his company in time to be wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863, where he was furloughed for 40 days on 20 July 1863. He had a broken arm in November 1864 and was transferred to the Invalid Corps on 7 December 1864.

After the War:
He graduated from the Medical College at Tulane in 1868 and practiced medicine in Dallas County, AL to his death.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fry1. Military details from the State of Alabama2 and the Buseys.3. Bio details from his obituary in the Confederate Veteran Magazine, August 1916. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Some family genealogists have his birth year as 1836. His last name also seen as Mosely and Mosley in some records.

Birth Date: 05/25/1835    Place of Birth: Orrville, AL    
College: Tulane Medical College    Graduating Year: 1868    
Death Date: 06/21/1916    Death Place: Orrville, AL    Burial Place: Orrville Cemetery, Orrville, AL


1   Fry, Anna M. Gayle, Memories of Old Cahaba, Nashville (Tenn): Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1905, pp. 89, 117  [AotW citation 9407]

2   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15785]

3   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 53  [AotW citation 15786]

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