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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Joseph A. Davis

(? - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as 2nd Sergeant in Company I, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 4 May 1861 at Lynchburg, VA. He was wounded in action on 1 July 1862, place not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862, and he was captured.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated at the thigh and he was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September. He died there of wounds on 24 September 1862.

After the War

Originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery at Frederick" he was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Details from the State of Alabama.2 His wounding on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. He also has a stone among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may still be there. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3

Death

09/24/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

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 4641]

2   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15774]

3   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 #197  [AotW citation 25379]