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Confederate (CSV)


William H. Green

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company B (later renamed G), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 April 1861 in Livingston, AL. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 27 April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA by 1 October and then on furlough home. He was in a Richmond hospital again in March 1863 with ascites (fluid in the abdomen) and furloughed again on 26 April 1863 for 30 days. He was listed as absent, sick, "without authority" after September 1863 and was dropped from the Company Roll on 8 October 1864.

References & notes

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

His records are intermingled with a Private William H. Green of Company K/new A (died in Richmond on 27 June 1862), and they are easily confused.


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 27990]