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Confederate (CSV)


Stephen A. McGinnis

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company A, 26th Alabama Infantry about October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was briefly held at Fort Delaware, then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October and exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was wounded again, at Bristoe Station, VA on 14 November 1864, and was in hospitals in Richmond, VA until furloughed for 40 days on 16 November. He was promoted to Sergeant by April 1864, but listed as absent without leave on 27 April 1864. He was paroled at Columbus, MS on 26 May 1865.

References & notes

His service from Fincham's roster,1 sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000).


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_a.html  [AotW citation 25493]