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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Strong Minor Chidsey

(1833 - 1905)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 28 year old clerk with J. Hesse & Company in Mobile, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 23 April 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

In 1864 he was detailed to the Provost Guard at Gordonsville, VA.

After the War

He was in Virginia, his new wife's native state shortly after the war, but was back in Mobile, a bookkeeper there, by 1880.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama1 and Alfred Young's The Complete Roster and Service Records of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the Overland Campaign (2019). His wounding 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.

He married Virginia Anne Burnham (1841-1901) in March 1866 in Albemarle County, VA and they had 2 children born in Virginia by 1869.

Birth

04/03/1833; New Haven, CT

Death

04/18/1905; Eureka Springs, AR; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, West Point, MS

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=33742  [AotW citation 25572]