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Confederate (CSV)


Milo Deaton

(1835 - 1907)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 22 year old merchant with his brother John in Grove Hill, AL. He enlisted as 2nd Corporal, Company A (later I), 5th Alabama Infantry on 6 May 1861 at Grove Hill.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his thigh in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862, and was captured there.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 18 October, transferred to Fort McHenry on the 20th (or 25th), and transferred to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 29 October and was furloughed home on 4 November as disabled. He was still there to at least October 1864. He was surrendered in May 1865 and paroled at Demopolis, AL on 10 June 1865.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer at Horse Creek in Marengo County, AL.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama1 and his Compiled Service Records. His wounding 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 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Florence G. Lyles (1853-1920) in March 1869 and they had 7 children.


11/22/1835; Clarke County, AL


07/12/1907; Sunny South, Wilcox County, AL; burial in Finley Crossing Cemetery, Clarke County, 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=49542, etc.  [AotW citation 25634]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.141, 1.143  [AotW citation 25635]