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Confederate (CSV)


Alexander Potter

(? - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company A, 12th Alabama Infantry, and was appointed Corporal, dates not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and captured.

The rest of the War

He died in Frederick on 25 September 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and possibly reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 as Alexander Potter, Company E. His service from the State of Alabama.2 He's listed as killed outright on South Mountain in a sketch of the regiment in the SHSP,3 as Alexander Porter. His Mt. Olivet memorials are on Findagrave and he may still be there.

His name is possibly Alexander Portier, according to claims filed by his family after his death.


09/25/1862; 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 4912]

2   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=161569  [AotW citation 25682]

3   Southern Historical Society, and Rev. John William Jones, Robert Alonzo Brock, James Power Smith, editors, Southern Historical Society Papers, 52 Vols., Richmond: Southern Historical Society, 1876-1959, Vol. 33, pg. 198  [AotW citation 25683]