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R.V. Kidd

R.V. Kidd

Confederate (CSV)


Reuben Vaughan Kidd

(1839 - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 21 year old merchant from Selma, AL when he enlisted as 1st Sergeant on 26 April 1861 in Company A, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was elected First Lieutenant at the reorganization of April 1862.

On the Campaign

Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was elected Captain on 1 November 1861, and led his Company at Gettysburg, PA. He was killed in action at Chickamauga, GA on 19 September 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1, which also lists him as Reubin V. Kidd. His picture here from a photograph in the collection of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery. His memorial is on Findagrave; his body was probably buried on the field and not recovered. Alice V. D. Pierrepont published Reuben Vaughan Kidd - Soldier of the Confederacy in 1947.


12/28/1839 in AL


09/19/863; Chickamauga, GA