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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

In 1860 he was a 15 year old farm boy on his parent's place near New Site, Tallapoosa County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company A (later renamed 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, was transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore on 17 October, and sent on to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. He was in Richmond, VA hospitals until 6 December 1862, when he was furloughed home for 60 days. He was judged disabled and detailed as a teamster in Staunton, VA by August 1863 and to at least November 1863, and by January 1864 as a hospital nurse and guard in Richmond, to April 1864. He was killed "accidentally by com" (?) on 7 May 1864, place not given.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. 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,3 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.

His brother John T Daugherty was also in Company I.


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   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 28102]

3   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]