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Confederate (CSV)


Emanuel Rubel

(1835 - 1917)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 28, a store clerk, he enlisted and mustered in Fayette County, MS on 28 May 1861 as a Private in Company D, 19th Mississippi Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his "gluteal region" in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 28 September, the bullet still in him, "pressing on the sciatic nerve," and was furloughed on 2 October 1862. He was discharged for disability from his Sharpsburg wound on 14 January 1863.

After the War

In 1870 he was a merchant in Rodney, Jefferson County, MS. By 1900 and to at least 1910 he was the sexton of the synagogue in Birmingham, AL.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records (CSRs),1 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound listed as in his chest on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862, as E. Ruble. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870, 1900, and 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Lena Hass (1835-1916) in May 1871 and they had 2 daughters, in 1872 and 1875.


04/01/1835; Rheinland-Pfalz, Bavaria, GERMANY


11/04/1917; Birmingham, AL; burial in Temple Emanu-El Cemetery, Birmingham, 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 29799]