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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Andrew B. Woodcock

(1837 - 1879)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 22 year old druggist in Mobile, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 23 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the foot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 23 March 1863 and wounded twice more: at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863 and at Mine Run, VA in November. He was captured at Cedar Creek, VA on 20 October 1864.

After the War

He had a saloon in Mobile.

References & notes

His service from the Alabama Archives,1 with details 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, at least one of whom has his middle name as Ballard (his mother's maiden name), and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth Higgins (1839-1879) in about 1870 and they had 4 daughters.

Birth

10/30/1837; Mobile, AL

Death

12/17/1879; Mobile, AL; burial in Magnolia 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=224921  [AotW citation 25972]