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Confederate (CSV)


David William Pentecost

(1823 - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company B, 16th Georgia Infantry on 17 July 1861, later appointed Sergeant.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Sent from Fort Delaware, Delaware to Aiken’s Landing, Virginia October 2, 1862, and exchanged there November 10, 1862. Wounded at Chancellorsville, Virginia May 3, 1863.Died, result of amputation of left arm, in Receiving & Wayside Hospital at Richmond, Virginia May 10, 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Further details from family genealogists.


3/4/1823; Jackson County, GA


5/10/1863; Richmond, VA; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 12181]