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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William Dowell McDowell

(1834 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A married 24 year old farmer, he mustered as Private, Company F, 15th Alabama Infantry on 3 July 1861 in Brundidge, AL.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in a US Army hospital at Sharpsburg while still a prisoner on 15 (or 16) October 1862.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Archives.1 Death place from his Compiled Military Service Records (via the Historical Data Systems database). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

09/25/1834; Pike County, AL

Death

10/15/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Ramage Cemetery, Brundidge, AL

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=132114  [AotW citation 20066]