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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

D. M. Hitt

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company F, 5th Alabama Infantry on 25 July 1861. Appointed 4th Lieutenant on 3 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Turner's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled, exchanged 8 October 1862. Wounded slightly in the armpit in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 and elected 2nd Lieutenant 3 August 1863. He was wounded again on 31 May 1864. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 20 November 1864, and mustered out at that rank, date not given.

References & notes

Basic information from Fry1, who has him as D.M. Hill. Details from the State of Alabama2 and the Buseys,3 who list him as a Sergeant at Gettysburg.

Notes

1   Fry, Anna M. Gayle, Memories of Old Cahaba, Nashville (Tenn): Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1905, pp. 109 - 120  [AotW citation 9415]

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 15780]

3   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 53  [AotW citation 15781]