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Confederate (CSV)


Wesley R. Felkel

(1837 - 1865)

Home State: Florida

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company K, 5th Florida Infantry on 26 February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was "left sick" in Maryland on the 15th and captured on 16 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was exchanged on 26 September 1862 and returned to his Company. He was captured again, in action at Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA on 12 May 1864 and held at Camp No. 3 in Elmira, NY. He died of disease, probably at the regional Army hospital there, on 2 June 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Florida1, which lists him as killed in action at Sharpsburg. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of additional details from his service record.


1837 in SC


06/02/1865; Elmira, NY; burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY


1   State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pg. 152  [AotW citation 15490]