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Confederate (CSV)


Abram Morell Feltus, Jr.

(1833 - 1864)

Home State: Mississippi

Education: University of Pennsylvania (MA), Class of 1857

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Mississippi Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old lawyer, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 16th Mississippi Infantry on 21 April 1861 in Woodville, MS. He was promoted Captain on 27 May 1861 when they mustered for war service in Corinth.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the Regiment as senior officer present at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Major on 20 December 1862 and to Lieutenant Colonel on 7 March 1864 (to date from 20 December 1862), but was killed in action at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the University of Pennsylvania Catalogue, 1857-58. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brother Henry James (1829-1899) was also in the Regiment, but returned home to run the family plantation "Deer Park" in 1864 when another brother William also died.


10/06/1833 in MS


5/12/1864; Spottsylvania Court House, VA; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Woodville, MS


1   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 29575]