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Confederate (CSV)


Vincent H. Hallum

(1833 - ?)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Gilmer County, he enlisted as Private in Company D, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861. He was appointed Sergeant by 1 July 1862 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 24 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in his right leg, the bone broken, in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September and he was captured there.

The rest of the War

Sometime after 25 September, when he signed a parole, he died of his wounds at the "Stone House Hospital" on the Samuel Poffenberger farm near Sharpsburg. He was originally buried "on eastern side of branch in Samuel Poffenbarger's meadow and along the line fence between Poffenbarger and Miller" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg [map].

After the War

He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as Lieutenant D. H. Hallman. His Service from Henderson's Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia via Fincham2 as D.H. Hallum. Personal details from family genealogists.

He married Sarah Jane Bradley (later Langford, 1840-1919) in 1855 and they had 3 children.

More on the Web

Thanks to Laura Elliott for further details from his service records and his widow's claim for his back pay, all in an excellent post on Civil War Talk.


1833; Lumpkin County, GA


Date not known; 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 4713]

2   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/rosters/23rd_inf_regt_rost_d.html  [AotW citation 12346]