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S.W. Hood

S.W. Hood

Confederate (CSV)


Samuel William Hood

(1840 - 1922)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 21 year old farmer on his parent's large place near Bridgeville in Pickens County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company C (later renamed H), 5th Alabama Infantry on 20 April 1861 in Pickinsville, AL.

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 home on furlough to at least October 1862. He was captured at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and paroled the next day. He was wounded on 1 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA, by a gunshot wound to his left arm which broke the ulna (foream bone). He was admitted to a Richmond, VA hospital on 14 July 1863 and listed as deserting on 15 August. He was afterward home on wounded furlough and, from March 1864, on light duty, detailed to the Commissary Department at Eutaw, AL until at least October 1864, the last record in his military file.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1800 he was a farmer in Pickens County, AL. By 1910 he had retired and was living with his nephew John T White and family in Franconia, AL. In 1920 he was head of a household there which included nieces and nephews and his son-in-law (?) John E White.

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 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph hosted by Alabama Confederate Images on Facebook, who note that he was identified as William Hood of the 5th Infantry; thanks to Harry Smeltzer for the pointer to that.

He married Mary E Long (1840-1903) in about 1865.


01/01/1840; Pickens County, AL


03/15/1922; Aliceville, AL; burial in Oak Grove Franconia Cemetery, Aliceville, AL


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 27991]