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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

David W. Humphreys

(? - 1863)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered with the O'Conner Rifles (later Company B) as 2nd Lieutenant on 4 March 1861. He was appointed the original Major of the 2nd Mississippi Infantry to rank from 10 May 1861, and was elected Lieutenant Colonel at the reorganization 21 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded at Sharpsburg on 17 September, as were Colonel Stone and Major Blair - all the Regiment's field officers. They were relieved in command by Lt Moody.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863.

After the War

He was probably originally buried on the battlefield and moved to Hollywood after the War, among many other Confederate dead from the battle.

References & notes

Basic service and his wounding at Sharpsburg from Dunbar Rowland's The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi (1908). Further details from rosters and notes accompanying the diary of John H. Buchanan transcribed by Dr. Larry and Jo Anne Ketchum Mardis, online courtesy of the Tippah County Historical and Genealogical Society. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His name is sometimes also seen as David W. Humphries.


Date not known; Milan, TN


07/03/1863; Gettysburg, PA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA