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A.C. McInnis

A.C. McInnis

Confederate (CSV)


Alexander Calvin McInnis

(1840 - 1910)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farm worker on his parent's place at Burnt Corn in Monroe County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company D (later renamed C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 March 1861 at Pineville, AL.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware until paroled on 2 October, then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was declared exchanged to return to duty on 10 November 1862. He was captured again, at Gettysburg, PA on 1 (or 2) July 1863. He was held at Fort Delaware to 22 October 1863, then sent to Hammond General, the prison hospital at Point Lookout, MD until 5 January 1864. He was afterward in the general population there and was released for exchange on 13 February 1865.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farm worker near Bellville in Conecuh County, AL. In 1910 he was a farmer at Sandersville in Jones County, MS.

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, 1870, and 1900. His picture from a photograph of unknown provenance kindly shared on Facebook by Alabama Confederate Images.

He married Sarah Frances Doggett (1841-1882) in December 1865 and they had 6 children. He married again, Lucy Burt (1857-) in January 1891, and they had 3 more.


07/07/1840 in AL


07/30/1910; Sandersville, MS


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 28022]