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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Greenberry Lightfoot

(1841 - 1923)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company D, 12th Alabama Infantry on 9 June 1861 in Victoria, AL.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the foot and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital on the battlefield, then briefly at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 12 and 13 October 1862, before being transferred to Baltimore, probably for exchange. He continued in service to the end of the war.

References & notes

Service from the Alabama Database 1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 which has him as J.G. Lightford. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/02/1841 in AL


04/01/1923; Rutledge, AL; burial in Lightfoot Cemetery, Rutledge, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=119260; etc.  [AotW citation 21242]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #986  [AotW citation 21243]