Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry
He enlisted as Private, Company K, 3rd Alabama Infantry, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by a gunshot to his thigh in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and captured there.
The rest of the War
He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September and was transferred to Fortress Monroe, VA, probably for exchange, on 1 November 1862.
References & notes
His service from the State of Alabama.1 His wounding on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as C.A. Ryder, Co. K, 5th Alabama. Personal details from family genealogists.
He married Matilda Osborne (-1906) in December 1865 and they had at least 4 children by 1880, 3 of whom survived to adulthood.
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=176454 [AotW citation 25601]
2 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #201 [AotW citation 25637]