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Confederate (CSV)


Caslet C. Mims

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farmer on his mother's place near Mount Willing, Lowndes County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company K, 5th Alabama Infantry on 2 April 1862 at Hayneville, AL.

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 and furloughed home for 40 days on 12 November 1862, and may have remained there into May 1863.

He was captured again, at Williamsport, MD on 11 or 14 July 1863 on the return from Gettysburg, and was in hospitals in Philadelphia and Hagerstown, MD then held in Harrisburg, PA to 3 September. He was sent to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, transferred to Point Lookout, MD on 15 September, and exchanged on 10 February 1865.

He was in Howard's Grove Hospital in Richmond, VA to 3 April, when he was captured yet again and sent back to Point Lookout on 9 May. He was released from the hospital there on 26 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. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1840; Edgefield District, SC


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 28087]