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Confederate (CSV)


David M. Martendale

(? - 1862)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as the 2nd Corporal of Company A, 4th Texas Infantry on 11 July 1861 at Camp Clark in Guadalupe County. He was appointed 3rd Sergeant on 29 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his chest or abdomen and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled at Sharpsburg on 27 September and briefly at US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 15 and 16 October, was sent to Ft. McHenry in Baltimore, and then on to Fortress Monroe, VA on 18 October for exchange. He was admitted to the Chimborazo Hospital #4 in Richmond, VA on 24 October where a surgeon noted the "ball entered colon & was passed by anus. For a time seemed doing well," but he died there of his wounds on 13 December 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Davis,1 who has him as a Corporal and says he was killed outright at Sharpsburg, and from his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. The Patient List3 has him as Martin Dale. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/13/1862; Richmond, VA; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 148-150, 315-316  [AotW citation 1639]

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 26584]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.077  [AotW citation 26585]