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Confederate (CSV)


William Andrew Burgin

(1838 - 1879)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 22 year old farmer on his parent's place at Nabers near Pickensville in Pickens County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company C (later renamed H), 5th Alabama Infantry on 20 April 1861 in Pickensville.

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 at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863, again a prisoner at Fort Delaware, then transferred to Point Lookout, MD on 22 October 1863. He was exchanged there on 18 February 1865. He was surrendered and paroled, probably in Mississippi, in May 1865.

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.

He married Ester E Brown in December 1873 in Jefferson County, AL.

His brother Augustus Burgin was also in his Company.


02/26/1838 in 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 28060]