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Confederate (CSV)


W. T. Ridout

(? - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Corporal, Company B, 26th Alabama Infantry about October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the thigh, his leg broken in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862, and was captured.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital then admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 20 November 1862. He was transferred to another Frederick hospital on 15 January 1863 and paroled on 28 May, but died of wounds sometime later.

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). Hospital details from the Patient List.2




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_b.htm  [AotW citation 25497]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #885  [AotW citation 25498]