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Confederate (CSV)


William H. Daugherty

(c. 1845 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

About age 16, he enlisted as Private, Company A (later I), 5th Alabama Infantry on 6 May 1861 at Grove Hill.

On the Campaign

He was wounded (thought to be mortally) and his skull was fractured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862. Probably left for dead, he was 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 Baltimore, probably for later exchange, on 17 October 1862. He was detailed as a nurse, being disabled, by April 1864. He was killed accidentally on 7 May 1864, place not given.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His wounding (as mortal) on South Mountain is in 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 W.H. Dougherty. Death detail from Alfred C. Young's The Complete Roster and Service Records of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia (2019). Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1845; Upson, GA


05/07/1864; burial in Shiloh Primitive Baptist Cemetery Delta, 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=46492, etc.  [AotW citation 25628]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #194  [AotW citation 25633]