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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Green Simpson Eason

(1828 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A married 33 year old carpenter in Newton, AL, he mustered as Private, Company H, 15th Alabama Infantry on 3 July 1861 at Glenville. He was absent, sick from May to September 1862, but rejoined his unit at Harpers Ferry, VA on 15 September.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September and captured at Shepherdstown, VA on 19 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, but died there of wounds on 21 October 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as G.L. Eason. Service from the Alabama Archives.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 He has stones at Mt. Olivet, and may still be buried there. His monument in Newton Cemetery, Newton, AL is also on Findagrave.

Birth

07/13/1828

Death

10/21/1862; 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 4654]

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: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=55789  [AotW citation 20045]

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 #9.623  [AotW citation 20046]