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Confederate (CSV)


L. S. Duncan

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as 4th Corporal 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 briefly in a Richmond, VA hospital by 25 October, then furloughed for 30 days. He was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was reduced to Private by February 1863 and was sick in Virginia hospitals for much of the Spring of 1863. He was wounded by a piece of shell to his arm in May 1864 but back with his Company in July. He was on furlough again in November 1864 with no later military record.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, also as H. Duncan on one Federal record; 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 28066]