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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph A. Coleman

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company C, 5th Alabama Infantry on 24 March 1862 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 wounded by a gunshot to his left upper arm and chest and captured at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864. He was treated in Winchester to January 1865, briefly at Frederick, MD, then on to the West's Buildings Hospital in Baltimore. He was transferred to Fort McHenry, MD on 9 May 1865 and was released on 9 June 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance.

References & notes

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


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 28064]