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Confederate (CSV)


R. E. Scales

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 20, he mustered as Private, Company C, 2nd Mississippi Infantry on 1 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the left leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated and he died of wounds on 23 September 1862, probably in Richmond, VA.

References & notes

Service from his Compiled Military Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from the MSHWR.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


09/23/1862; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 3, pg. 556  [AotW citation 21736]