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Confederate (CSV)


Richard Y. Hesterly

(? - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company B, 12th Alabama Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the left leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD and his leg was amputated, but he died of wounds on 11 October 1862. He was originally buried "along the west side and in [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may still be buried there.


10/11/1862; 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 4734]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #419  [AotW citation 20039]