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Confederate (CSV)


D. M. Hitt

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company G (later renamed F), 5th Alabama Infantry on 25 July 1861 at Cahaba in Dallas County, AL. He was promoted to Sergeant by September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware until 2 October when he was sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange. He was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was wounded slightly in the armpit in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863 and elected 2nd Lieutenant 3 August 1863. He was wounded again on 3 May 1864 (probably at Spotsylvania, VA) and furloughed home to Dallas County on 17 July. He was back on duty by October 1864, and promoted to First Lieutenant on 20 November 1864, but absent again, on disability from a medical board, after 14 December 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Fry1, who has him as D.M. Hill, the State of Alabama,2 the Buseys,3 and his Compiled Service Records,4 online from fold3.


1   Fry, Anna M. Gayle, Memories of Old Cahaba, Nashville (Tenn): Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, 1905, pp. 109 - 120  [AotW citation 9415]

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 15780]

3   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 53  [AotW citation 15781]

4   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 28043]