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Confederate (CSV)


D. M. Gideon

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted (as Sergeant?), Company D, 26th Alabama Infantry on 7 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Company (as acting Lieutenant?) in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862; Lieutenant Ballenger being ill.

The rest of the War

He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in October or November 1862 and First Lieutenant on 3 May 1863. He was wounded at Ezra Church, GA on 28 July 1864 and in a hospital in Macon, GA. H He was Captain by 30 November 1864 and took an oath of allegiance on 17 May 1865 in Columbus, MS.

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: /26ala_inf/26th_ala_inf_roster_d.htm  [AotW citation 25510]