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Confederate (CSV)


Stephen Parker Doss, Jr.

(1837 - 1880)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 21 year old farmer living with his parents and siblings on their large, prosperous farm at Pickensville, AL. He enlisted as First Sergeant of Company C (later renamed H), 5th Alabama Infantry on 20 April 1861 at Pickensville, AL. He was appointed First Lieutenant on 27 April 1862.

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 a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 2 October when he was sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was captured again, at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware and Johnson's Island, OH to 24 February 1865, when he was sent to City Point, VA for exchange.

After the War

In 1870 he was farming his own place near Yorkville in Pickens County, AL.

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 and 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Melissa Sarah Lee (1847-1908) and they had 3 children between 1869 and 1878.




11/26/1880; burial in Doss Cemetery, Pickensville, 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 28056]