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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

John M. Gilchrist

(c. 1840 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled on 12 April and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 5th Alabama Infantry on 27 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and was wounded there.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed home to recover. He was promoted to Captain and was captured at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was wounded in action on 2 June 1864, probably at Cold Harbor, VA, and died in a Richmond, VA hospital on 21 July 1864.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His command on South Mountain is from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Death details from Alfred C. Young's The Complete Roster and Service Records of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia (2019). Birth information from family genealogists.

Birth

c. 1840; Lowndes County, AL

Death

07/21/1864; Richmond, VA

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=69080  [AotW citation 25629]