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Confederate (CSV)


Peter J. Gilpin

(1830 - 1877)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company I, 26th Alabama Infantry on 3 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 4th Sergeant and captured at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. He was held at Fort Delaware until released on 14 June 1865.

References & notes

His service from Fincham's roster1, sourced from Tod L. Molsworth's O'Neal's 26th Alabama: the Little Regiment that Did (2000). His wounding on South Mountain is also in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/16/1830; Fayette County, AL


11/14/1877; in AR


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_i.htm  [AotW citation 25547]