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Confederate (CSV)


William E. McCarty

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company K, 5th Alabama Infantry at Hayneville on 24 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right leg in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

His right leg was amputated, probably in a nearby field hospital, and he was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 28 November. He was transferred to Baltimore, probably for exchange, on 5 December 1862. He was later furloughed home, permanently disabled.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 He's listed as killed on South Mountain 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


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=129430, etc.  [AotW citation 25631]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.496  [AotW citation 25636]