site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Confederate (CSV)


Alexander Fountain Byrd

(1835 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in Darlington County, he enlisted as Private in Company E, 6th South Carolina Infantry on 21 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 18 September and was originally buried "In the hollow west of Israel Smith's barn" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1 who has him as A.F. Byrd. His death at Sharpsburg from a Company E Roster transcribed by Steve Stacey and posted online by the Darlington County SCGenWeb Project. Further enlistment and personal details thanks to Barry Truluck, from his research in the US Census (1850, 1860), Byrd's Compiled Service Records (via Fold3) and the DAR Lineage Book (Vol. 74, pg. 73121). His memorial is on Findagrave.

His brother Evander J. C. Byrd, was in the same Company, was wounded at Seven Pines, and surrendered at Appomattox. Alexander married Susan Maria Wilkins (1838-1890) in 1858 and they had two sons: Samuel Wilkins Byrd (1858-1923) and Alexander Fountain Byrd, Jr. (4 July 1862-1912).


09/09/1835; Darlington County, SC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, 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 4597]