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Confederate (CSV)


John Colby Osgood

(1836 - 1910)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 24 year old carpenter at Gaston in Sumter County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company F (later renamed E), 5th Alabama Infantry on 26 April 1861 at Livingston, AL.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated and he was home on wounded furlough to at least October 1864, the last record in his military file.

After the War

In 1870 he was farming at Black Bluff in Sumter County, AL, but by 1880, and to at least 1900, was a farmer in Runnels County, TX.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Christianna Frances "Mitt" Wheat (1846-1937) in May 1864 in Sumter County and they had 12 children.


03/15/1836; Warner, NH


02/11/1910; Coke County, TX; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, TX


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 27985]