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D.K. Brinson

D.K. Brinson

Confederate (CSV)


David Kellum Brinson

(1841 - 1899)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a store clerk in Plains of Dura (now simply Plains), Sumter County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company H, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He was appointed 5th Sergeant on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was seriously wounded by a gunshot to the left side of his pelvis at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863, and captured there (or at Falling Waters on 11 July). He was treated in the US Army Camp Letterman hospital at Gettysburg and his survival was listed as "doubtful" on 16 September when he was sent to the West's Buildings hospital in Baltimore. He was paroled there, transferred to City Point, VA on 23 September for exchange, and was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 29 September 1863. Listed as permanently disabled, he was discharged due to wounds on 15 December 1864.

After the War

In 1870 he was in the wholesale and retail grocery business at Americus in Sumter County, GA. He was still in Americus in 1884, and began receiving a pension there from the state of Georgia in 1889 due to his Gettysburg wound.

References & notes

His service from Henderson,1 as D.K. Brinson, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860 and 1870, and Georgia Property Tax Digests. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph shared to by wrbwhittier.

He married Martha Gilbert Van Valkenburg (1843-1904) in November 1863 in Sumter County, GA and they had 4 children. Her oldest brother Captain James Dunbar Van Valkenburgh briefly commanded the 61st Georgia Infantry at Sharpsburg, and was their Lieutenant Colonel when he was killed at Monocacy Junction, MD on 9 July 1864.


09/12/1841 in GA


02/09/1899; Americus, GA; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7295]

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 28300]