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Confederate (CSV)


Samuel M. Willingham

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company I (later renamed D), 5th Alabama Infantry on 13 April 1861 in Greensboro, Al.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his head and captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated in a US Army field hospital near Sharpsburg then at Satterlee US Army General Hospital in Philadelphia, PA to 1 November 1862, then sent to Fort Delaware. He was paroled there on 15 December and sent to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. We was a patient in the CS Army hospital in Charlottesville, VA from June 1863 to January 1864, then detailed as ward master there, though often on furlough. He was retired to the Invalid Corps at Selma, AL on 15 (or 12) October 1864, was surrendered at Citronelle, AL on 4 May 1865, and was paroled at Meridian, MS on 17 May.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him.


c. 1838 in SC


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27982]