D. M. HittHome State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private in Company F, 5th Alabama Infantry on 25 July 1861. Appointed 4th Lieutenant on 3 July 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action at Turner's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.
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]
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