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Confederate (CSV)

Corporal

John A. Soto

(c. 1833 - c. 1884)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 28 year old druggist in Mobile, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 23 April 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given. He was wounded at Seven Pines, VA about 1 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and half of his right foot was amputated.

After the War

He was living with his widowed mother and running a drug store in Mobile in 1880.

References & notes

His service from the Alabama Archives1 with details from additional research by Booth Malone, author of an upcoming novel of the Third Alabama [his 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment blog]. Further information from the US Census for 1880. He's seen in some records as John Desoto. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1833; Mobile, AL

Death

c. 1884; burial in Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, AL

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=190388, 190387  [AotW citation 25970]