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Confederate (CSV)


Josiah E. Eley

(1839 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Union Springs as a Private in Company D, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 26 April 1861. He was appointed 4th Corporal on 27 January 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was appointed 4th Sergeant by August 1863, but was killed, probably at Cold Harbor, VA, on 2 June 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records (CSRs) at the US National Archives via fold3, as Joseph E. Eley. Personal details from family genealogists. Thanks to Booth Malone [his 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment blog] for the pointer to Johnson's bravery on South Mountain.


12/11/1839; Union Springs, AL


06/02/1864; Cold Harbor, VA