(1821 - 1898)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry
He enrolled as Captain of Company K, 3rd Alabama Infantry Battalion on 26 September 1861, which became Company F of the 26th Alabama Infantry n 7 December. He was commissioned Major of the regiment to date from 30 June 1862.
On the Campaign
He was slightly wounded in the head in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862. Afterward, General D.H. Hill noted in his Report:
Brigadier-General Rodes reports as specially deserving notice for their gallantry, Colonel O'Neal and Major Redden, Twenty-sixth Alabama ...
The rest of the War
He resigned his commission on 4 December 1862.
After the War
By 1880 he was a practicing physician in Comanche County, Texas, and later sold pharmaceuticals.
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), and the Confederate Officer's Card File. His wound on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Joe Wheeler.
He married Elizabeth Charlotte Kirk (1826-1901) in March 1847 and they had 7 children.
10/01/1821; Lancaster District, SC
01/13/1898; in TX; burial in De Leon Cemetery, De Leon, TX
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Alabama, Published 2005, first accessed 23 August 2020, <https://ranger95.com/civil_war/alabama/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/26ala_inf/26th_alabama_inf_reg.html [AotW citation 25501]