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Confederate (CSV)


Alexander Hamilton Shockey

(1839 - 1877)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A clerk from Waynesboro, VA, he enlisted as a Private in Company D, 5th Louisiana Infantry on 4 June 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was briefly at the US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 10 and 11 October 1862, then transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore. He was paroled there and sent on to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. He was exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 10 November 1862 but was absent, recovering from his wound, into February 1863. He was captured 5 May 1864 at the Wilderness, VA and held at Point Lookout, MD. He was sent to Elmira, NY on 28 July and was released 17 May 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

After the War

He moved to California about 1868 and died relatively young, of pneumonia, in 1877.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth,1 who has him as Alexander H. Shokey and his birth place as Kentucky. Frederick details from the Patient List,2 which has him as A.K. Shockey. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Tranum Rowley in 1867 in Cincinnati, OH, but she had returned to Ohio without him by 1874.


1839; Ashland County, OH


07/15/1877; Sacramento, CA; burial in Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, CA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, Part 1, pg. 554  [AotW citation 22254]

1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #920  [AotW citation 22255]