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Confederate (CSA)


David Lackland Sublett

(1837 - 1896)

Home State: Texas

Education: Virginia Military Institute

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Hood's Division

Before Sharpsburg

He was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute for just over two years (1856-58), but left without graduating due to ill health. He was a Captain in the Texas State Guard (Texas Mounted Rangers) 1859-61, and was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company E, 4th Texas Infantry on 1 July 1861. He was acting ADC and Ordnance Officer (OO) to General Hood from May 1862.

On the Campaign

From General Hood's Report:

Too much cannot be said of the members of my staff ... Lieut. D. L. Sublett, acting division ordnance officer, was prompt in bringing forward ammunition, and otherwise efficiently performed the duties pertaining to his department.

The rest of the War

He was assigned as OO to General Robertson in November 1862. He was commissioned Captain and Ordnance Officer to General Hood on 1 March 1864, and was later OO to Generals S.D. Lee, D.H. Hill and A.P. Stewart in the Army of Tennessee.

After the War

He worked for the US Government surveying battlefields around Richmond and Petersburg, VA, was a mining engineer in Virginia and Kentucky, then was in real estate in Chattanooga, TN.

References & notes

Basic information from Krick.1 Details from the VMI Archives, which lists him as David Lochland Sublett, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy's Patriot Ancestors Album (1999). His burial place from a list [pdf] published by the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Historical Society.


06/22/1837; Huguenot Center, Powhatan County, VA


03/24/1896; Chattanooga, TN; burial in St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fine Creek Mills, VA


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. 277  [AotW citation 17631]