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Confederate (CSV)


Vincent H. Hallum

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Gilmer County, he enlisted as a 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]. His widow Sarah applied for his final pay in January 1863.

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,2 also as D.H. Hallum, and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. 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 the pointer to look further into Hallum in an excellent post on Civil War Talk.


1833; Lumpkin County, GA


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 4713]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 2, p. 1035-36  [AotW citation 12346]

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 30015]