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Confederate (CSV)


Edward L. Hearon

(c. 1842 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was an 18 year old farmer on his parent's place near Grove Hill in Clarke County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company A (renamed I), 5th Alabama Infantry on 16 March 1862 at Grove Hill.

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 Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 5 May 1864 and a prisoner at Point Lookout to 15 August 1864, when he was transferred to Elmira, NY. He died there of pneumonia on 11 December 1864.

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, at least one of whom has him as Edward F. Hearon, and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave

His brother Sydney W Hearon (1844-) also enlisted in Company A/I in March 1862 but survived to the surrender at Appomattox Court House in 1865.


c. 1842 in AL


12/11/1864; Elmira, NY; burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY


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 28079]