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Confederate (CSV)


Alex Clayborn Chisholm

(1840 - 1911)

Home State: Alabama

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A mason from Florence, he enlisted as Private in Company I, 9th Alabama Infantry on 3 June 1861. He was promoted through the ranks of 2nd Sergeant and 1st Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant of his Company on 7 June 1862.

On the Campaign

By the end of the battle on 17 September he was the senior officer present in the Regiment and in command of the survivors.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863 and imprisoned at Ft. Delaware for the duration of the War.

References & notes

Basic biographical information from the 1907 Confederate Veteran census in Lauderdale County, Alabama (transcribed online by Pat M. Mahan). Service dates from the Alabama Archives.1

His brother John N Chisholm, Captain of Company I, was also captured at Gettysburg, but he died while imprisoned at Ft. Delaware in March 1865.


02/14/1840; Nashville, TN


06/24/1911; burial in Florence City Cemetery, Florence, AL


1   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: /civilwar/index.cfm  [AotW citation 1206]