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G.C. Whatley

G.C. Whatley

Confederate (CSV)


George Croghan Whatley

(1821 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A lawyer in Jacksonville, AL, he was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1849 to 1850 and was a delegate to the Alabama constitutional (secession) convention of 1861. On 4 June 1861, by then age 40, he helped raise and was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company G, 10th Alabama Infantry. He was promoted to Captain on 22 February 1862. He was wounded in action near Richmond, VA on 27 June 1862, but was back with his Company by the end of August.

On the Campaign

He was senior officer present and commanded the regiment at Sharpsburg, where he was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "In the 1st field of Wm. Ruletts [Roulette's] along Lane" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from the Alabama Civil War Service Database.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the Alabama Archives.3


01/21/1821; Walton County, GA


09/17/1862; 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 4519]

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=216532  [AotW citation 20077]

3   State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <>, Source page: /cdm/singleitem/collection/photo/id/961/rec/3  [AotW citation 20078]