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W.H. Day

W.H. Day

Confederate (CSV)

Private

William H. Day

(c. 1833 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 44th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A married 28 year old farmer (or machinist) in Benton, AL, he may have served with the 6th Alabama Infantry in 1861 and he enlisted as Private, Company A, 44th Alabama Infantry on 17 March 1862 in Pleasant Hill. He had "Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, height, 6 ft." He was absent, sick during the battle of 2nd Manassas, VA on 30 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was seriously wounded in his left hand and fingers in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was absent, wounded, on furlough and without leave to about October 1863, when he was on a detail (not specified). He was back with his Company by June 1864 and was again wounded, severely, at Ft. Harrison near Petersburg, VA on 30 September 1864. He was absent due to that wound to at least the end of 1864.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Civil War Service Database 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3. Sharpsburg wound detail from a casualty list in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His picture from a photograph in the Alabama Archives.2 That uniform suggests militia or other service in 1861 or earlier.

Birth

c. 1833; Dallas County, 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=48836  [AotW citation 20102]

2   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: /cdm/singleitem/collection/photo/id/5144/rec/629  [AotW citation 20103]