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Confederate (CSV)


Peter Monroe Blount

(1840 - 1903)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company G (later renamed F), 5th Alabama Infantry on 10 April 1861 in Cahaba, AL. He was sick in a hospital in Richmond, VA from October - December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 22 September and on furlough or in hospitals, sick, to 9 July 1863. He was sick again July - September 1864, with calculus (probably kidney stones) and fever, and was captured in action at Petersburg, VA on 2 April 1865. He was held at Point Lookout, MD until released on 9 June 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance.

After the War

By 1900 he was a woodworker in Orrville, Dallas County, AL.

References & notes

Basic information from Fry.1. His service from the State of Alabama2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1900.

He married Laura Eudora McElroy (1850-1919) in May 1867 in Dallas County and they had 3 daughters.


03/03/1840; Dallas County, AL


07/17/1903; burial in Blount - McElroy - Rogers Cemetery, Dallas County, AL


1   Fry, Anna M. Gayle, Memories of Old Cahaba, Nashville (Tenn): Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1905, pp. 89, 105 - 108  [AotW citation 9411]

2   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15778]

3   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 27987]