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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Nicholas Scales McAfee

(1838 - 1891)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He had been a Corporal in the pre-war Talladega Artillery and he enlisted with them for Confederate service as 3rd Sergeant of Company B, 5th Alabama Infantry on 1 May 1861 in Talladega, AL.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the Company in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 as senior man present, and he was wounded at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant "by order of General Hill" on 26 September 1862. He was detailed on recruiting duty in February 1863 and was promoted to Captain after Captain Renfro was killed at Chancellorsville in May. He was retired on 26 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His command on South Mountain and wounding at Sharpsburg are 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 Eliza Page (c.1843-) in Virginia in February 1863 and they had 5 children between 1868 and 1880. He married again, Annie Blair Elston (1845-1913).

Birth

11/07/1838; Talladega, AL

Death

01/28/1891; Talladega, AL; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Talladega, AL

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=128415, etc.  [AotW citation 25604]