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Confederate (CSV)


Ezekiel Hawkins

(1832 - 1914)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 28 year old merchant living with fellow merchant William P Richardson and his family at Palmetto in Pickens County, AL. He enlisted there as a Private in Company H, 5th Alabama Infantry on 24 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a hospital in Danville, VA on 25 September and returned to duty on 3 November 1862. He was captured at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and again, near Chambersburg, PA on the return from Gettysburg on 5 July 1863. He was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD and was paroled and exchanged from the hospital there on 18 February 1865.

After the War

By 1880 he was farming at Palmetto, AL and had retired there and was living with his younger daughter Sarah and her family in 1910.

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, 1880, and 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Frances Burton Kerr (1833-1888) and they had daughters born in 1864 and 1871.


08/19/1832; Spartanburg District, SC


03/16/1914; burial in Unity Grove Methodist Church Upper Cemetery, Palmetto, 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 28100]