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Confederate (CSV)


Samuel Cruse Coleman

(c. 1844 - 1883)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Known by Cruse, he enlisted as a Private, Company F (later renamed E), 5th Alabama Infantry on 26 April 1861 in Livingston, and was appointed First Sergeant, date not given.

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 home on a wounded furlough to at least November 1862. From 1 December to 1 April 1863 he was assigned extra duty as the regiment's acting Ordnance Sergeant. He was captured at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and paroled the next day. He was captured again, at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD to 3 July 1864, when he was transferred to Elmira, NY. He was sent back to Point Lookout for exchange on 20 February 1865 and sent on to James River, VA. There is no later military record.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, both as S.C. Coleman. 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 and the Alabama Genealogical Society .

He married Susadell/Susiedele McCarty (1854-1955) in January 1872 in Demopolis, AL, and they had two sons.


c. 1844 in AL


03/06/1883; Monterey, MEXICO; burial in Brewersville Cemetery, Livingston, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=37653, etc.  [AotW citation 25620]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27983]