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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Minter Alexander

(1836 - 1904)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company L or M (later G), 6th Alabama Infantry on 1 November 1861 in Union Mills, VA.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was exchanged on 18 December and was in a hospital in Richmond, VA to at least 31 December 1862. He was captured at Petersburg, VA on 24 March 1865.

After the War

He was a farmer then a surveyor in Autauga County to about 1889 when he moved to Montgomery.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 He was listed as killed on South Mountain in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of further details from his obituary in the Prattville Progress of 26 August 1904.


10/26/1836; Lowndes County, AL


08/18/1904; Prattville, AL; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL