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Confederate (CSV)


Divany A. Kidd

(c. 1835 - 1865)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 25 year old merchant, a "dealer in Groceries, Hardware and Plantation Supplies," in La Grange, Troup County, GA. He was elected First Lieutenant of Company K, 13th Georgia Infantry on its organization on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He probably relieved Captain James A Long in command of the Regiment on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg, and was also wounded by a gunshot there.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the CSA General Hospital in Charlottesville on 23 September and sent on to Lynchburg on the 24th. He was detailed to serve as a witness at Col. John H Lamar's Court Martial on 14 November and was promoted to Captain on 13 December 1862, but from 24 December into February 1863 was home in La Grange, GA on medical furlough. He was killed in action at Fort Stedman, near Petersburg, VA on 25 March 1865.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His command role at Sharpsburg from Carman.3 His first name also seen as Devany.


c. 1835


03/25/1865; Petersburg, VA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7246]

2   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 27653]

3   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 2, pp. 554, 617  [AotW citation 27654]