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Confederate (CSV)


Jeptha Bud Nixon

(1842 - 1913)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was an 18 year old student living on the Charles Gwin farm near Grove Hill in Clarke County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company A (renamed I), 5th Alabama Infantry on 6 May 1861 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 officially declared exchanged on 10 November 1862.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer in Clarke 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, the Alabama Census of Confederate Veterans (1907), and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Susan Naomi Booth (1838-1878) in January 1865 and they had 4 children.


04/13/1842; Colbert County, GA


03/29/1913; burial in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Clarke County, 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 28081]