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Confederate (CSV)


Robert J. Doak

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company C (later I), 6th Alabama Infantry on 11 May 1861 at Clifton, AL.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his hip in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army General Hospital #4 in Frederick, MD on 12 October 1862 and transferred to GH#7 there on 17 October. He was exchanged about November but was on furlough for his wounds to at least the end of 1862. He was detached at a hospital in Selma, AL in August 1864 to at least February 1865.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 He was listed as killed at Sharpsburg 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=51492, etc.  [AotW citation 25675]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #0, 783  [AotW citation 25676]