(c. 1837 - 1862)
Home State: Mississippi
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry
Age 24, he mustered as Private, Company A, 2nd Mississippi Infantry on about 1 May 1861.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The rest of the War
His leg was amputated and he was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD beginning October 4 but he died there of wounds on 17 November 1862.
References & notes
Basic information from his Compiled Military Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. The Bowie List has his name as Cottonginn. Burial information from Pruett1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 2 as M.M. Cottingin. Life and service details from roster data compiled by Michael R. Brasher [website gone 2015]. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
11/17/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 4412]
2 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #526 [AotW citation 21316]