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Confederate (CSV)


Andrew Jackson Popham

(1830 - 1909)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as First Sergeant, Company C, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861 at Camp McDonald, GA. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 6 March 1862, was wounded at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July, and was promoted to First Lieutenant on 31 July.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 17 April 1863 on the condition that he be allowed to join Company B of the 2nd Georgia Cavalry. His resignation was accepted 10 May, but he did not transfer to the 2nd Georgia. He enlisted as a Private, Company C, Phillips' Legion Cavalry on 31 August 1863, was in Richmond, VA hospitals from June to October 1864 with syphilis, but returned to duty and was surrendered with them at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

After the War

He moved to Alabama in 1877 and was a farmer there.

References & notes

His service from Henderson's Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave. The pointer to Popham and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862, the US Census of 1850 - 1900, Alabama Civil War Soldiers, 1860-1865, the 1907 Alabama Civil War Solder census, Confederate pensions, and the CSR.

He married Mary McGuire (1851-1975) in May 1872 and they had a daughter. He married again, Lucy Elizabeth Cole (1849-1945) in April 1876.


12/22/1830; Habersham, GA


01/17/1909; burial in Beulah Baptist Cemetery, Fyffe, AL


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. II, pg. 950  [AotW citation 26085]