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Confederate (CSV)


Hugh Whitesides

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 24 year old shepherd from Travis County, he enlisted at Camp Clark in Guadalupe County as a Private in Company B, 4th Texas Infantry on 11 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. He was captured there the next day.

The rest of the War

He was paroled at Sharpsburg on 21 September and returned to duty by November. He was detailed as a teamster from December 1862 into June 1863 and was captured ("arrested" or "gave himself up") on 19 July 1863 at Cherry Run, VA (now WV), was in the Atheneum Prison at Wheeling until the 23rd, then sent to Camp Chase, OH. He took "the oath to the National Government" there and was released on 25 July 1863. There is no later military record.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Polley3 has him as H.A. Whitesides. His birthplace from Val C. Giles in the Confederate Veteran.4


c. 1836 in IRELAND


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 150 - 152  [AotW citation 1698]

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 26796]

3   Polley, Joseph Benjamin, Hood's Texas Brigade, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910, pg. 319  [AotW citation 26797]

4   United Confederate Veterans, and United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans, Confederate Veteran Magazine (1893-1932), 1893-01-00, Vol. 25, No. 1 (January 1918), pg. 22  [AotW citation 26798]