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Confederate (CSV)


Andrew D. Gamble

(1833 - 1905)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer from Murray County, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 3 September 1861. He was wounded at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

by a gunshot wound in right shoulder, disabling right arm, rendering it substantially and essentially useless ...
and was captured there.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 27 September, sent to Fort McHenry, MD, then on to Aiken's Landing, VA to be exchanged. He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 24 October then furloughed for 50 days on 5 (or 25) November 1862. He was appointed 2nd Sergeant, date not given, but does not appear to have ever returned to his Company.

He was captured again, at Spring Place, Murray County, GA on 19 April 1864. He was held in Nashville, TN and at the military prison in Louisville, KY, then sent to Camp Morton at Indianapolis, IN on 12 May. He was paroled there and sent to City Point, VA by way of Baltimore, MD on 26 February 1865 for exchange.

After the War

In 1870 he was farming in Marshall County, AL, but he moved his family to Whitfield County, GA in 1871 and lived there for the rest of his life. He died on his 72nd birthday in 1905.

References & notes

His service from Henderson's Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3. Personal details from his 1893-85 pension applications, online from the Georgia Archives, family genealogists, and the US Census for 1850-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave. The pointer to Gamble and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862 (as A.D. Gammul, missing), his pension application (source of the quote above), the US Census of 1850 and 1900, and the CSR.

He married Sarah Martha Fletcher (1847-1947) in December 1866 and they had 4 children.


11/29/1833 in TN


11/29/1905; Whitfield County, GA; burial in Dawnville Cemetery, Dawnville, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. II, pg. 960  [AotW citation 26091]