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Confederate (CSA)


Dwight Martin

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Hays' Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He was a lawyer in New Orleans, and enlisted as a Private in the Louisiana Guard Artillery on 26 April 1861. He was appointed Lieutenant and aide-de-camp to General Hays on 28 July 1862.

On the Campaign

From General Hays' Report:

To my staff-Captain John H. New, assistant adjutant-general, and Lieutenant Dwight Martin, aide-de-camp-I am under particular obligations for their constant attendance and prompt discharge of their several duties. Lieutenant Martin, I regret to add, was mortally wounded early in the morning.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Sharpsburg and died of his wounds on 24 September after "the most acute suffering".

References & notes

Service from Krick.1. The coat he wore at Sharpsburg is in the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, VA. He was originally buried in the Girod Street Cemetery, New Orleans, but reinterred in the 1970s.


c. 1833


09/24/1862; in MD; burial in Hope Mausoleum, New Orleans, LA


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 214  [AotW citation 17567]