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Confederate (CSV)


Allen E. Ard

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at Holmesville on 25 April 1861 and mustered as a Private in Company E, 16th Mississippi Infantry on 27 May 1861 in Corinth.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the head and captured in action at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the US Army General Hospital #4 in Frederick, MD to 17 October, when he was transferred to the Tannery Hospital (GH #7) there. He was then at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, MD to 20 October, when he was paroled and sent to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. He was on wounded furlough after 28 October 1862 and returned to duty on 20 January 1863. He was promoted to 4th Corporal by June 1863 and was 2nd Corporal when he was captured on the Weldon Railroad near Petersburg, VA on 21 August 1864. There is no later military record.

References & notes

Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,1, which has him as Pvt. A.E. Ard. His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,2 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound also from a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862.


c. 1842; Washington Parish, LA


1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #0, 784  [AotW citation 18345]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29645]