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Confederate (CSV)


Hezekiah Cumby

(? - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company D (renamed C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 March 1861 at Pineville, AL.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862, and was captured there.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Frederick, MD on 28 September 1862. Originally buried "on west side of, and in the cemetery at Frederick." His widowed mother Martha C. Cumby filed for his final pay in January 1863.

After the War

He was possibly reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, as H.W. Crumby. Service information from the State of Alabama2 and his Compiled Service Records.3 He is listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD (source of his date of death), and may still be there: that gravesite is on Findagrave, as H.W. Crumby.


09/28/1862; Frederick, 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 4637]

2   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15775]

3   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 28016]