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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

John W. Hurxthal

(c. 1837 - 1895)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was living with his merchant father and siblings in Perry, OH in 1850, but by 1860 was a clerk in Mobile, AL. He enlisted there at age 24 as Private, Company A, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 23 April 1861. He was appointed First Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was noted for bravery in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Alabama Archives1 with detail from additional research by Booth Malone, author of an upcoming novel of the Third Alabama [his 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment blog]. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1850 and 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as John W. Hurxthall.

He married Bryana Stocking (b. 1863) in Texas in August 1891 and they had a daughter Ellenora, who was born in Crystal Springs about 5 months after his death.

Birth

c. 1837; Baltimore, MD

Death

08/12/1895; Crystal Springs, MS; burial in Crystal Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, MS

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=96268  [AotW citation 25969]