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Confederate (CSV)


William A. J. Kemp


(c. 1827 - 1914)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 26th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Pickens County, about age 34, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 26th Alabama Infantry on 3 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA in September and returned to duty on 16 October 1862. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given, and was wounded again, by a gunshot to his right thigh at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was in Richmond hospitals until he returned to his Company on 11 July 1863. He was wounded on the skirmish line, place not given, in December 1863 and given a 30 day furlough on 22 January 1864. He was back on duty by April 1864 and was paroled at Columbus, MS on 17 May 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 also in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1827; Pickens County, AL


09/12/1914; Marshall County, MS; burial in Beauvoir Confederate Cemetery, Biloxi, MS


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_k.htm  [AotW citation 25558]