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Can you tell me more? I am collecting short Biographies on each soldier from an Alabama unit to be displayed on the Soldier Roots pages. With each Bio, I will display the Email address of the contributor or contributors as source/contacts for other researchers. Send the following information to me, Carolyn Golowka.

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ADAH stands for the Alabama Department of Archives and History. ADAH is linked to the Civil War Service Database, which is a treasure trove for Alabama Civil War researchers. For more information about this database, click here

CWSS stands for the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, which is the National Parks Service's database with 6.3 million names of those who served in the Civil War, both Union and Confederate. For more information on this database, click here.


Some Civil War veterans eventually lived the last part of their lives in the Mountain Creek Soldiers Home in Chilton County, Alabama. A list of some of its residents from 1901 to October 1933 can be found by clicking here.

Confederate Memorial Park is located in Southeast Chilton County and is administered by the Alabama Historical Commission. Confederate Memorial Park was the site of Alabama's only Confederate veterans home (Mountain Creek Soldiers Home). The facility was in operation from 1902 to 1939 for the care of elderly veterans and their wives and widows. Of the many hundreds who resided at the facility, 313 were buried in one of the two cemeteries located at this site. Cemetery #1 is the original cemetery, and was used from 1902 to 1911, when Cemetery #2 was opened.


DANIEL James, Jr. ( Private, Company A, 42nd Alabama Infantry Regiment), Shreveport, LA Aug 1883 due to Railroad accident, buried in the Scottsville Cemetery, Harrison Co., TX (note - son of James Daniel, Sr. and Lydia Davis; married Martha "Mattie" Minerva Graves, March 1866; children:  May Bell DANIEL, b. 1866; Ada DANIEL, b. 1868. James Marcus DANIEL, b. 1870; Florence DANIEL, b. about 1872, married M. T. FRAZIER; Liddie DANIEL, b. about 1873, married James Tobe, LYNN; William DANIEL, b. about 1874, never married; Walter DANIEL, b. about 1875, married Alvina ROGERS; Ella DANIEL, married George YEISER, b. about 1877; Katie Beatrice DANIEL, b. about 1879, married William Monroe ROSS) Source: Ruth Newlan
DANIEL,
Joseph A. (Private, Company C, 30th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Born in 1836 in Newton Co., GA; died February 27, 1863, of disease, buried in the Civil War Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN from report Forest Camp U.C.V., April 21, 1894. Married Lovice Catherine Drake, born 1837. (Submitter says marriage took place in Newton Co., GA but there is no marriage license for them in the courthouse.) Enlisted March 5, 1862 in Talladega, Alabama, muster in roll dated March 26, 1862 Camp Curry. His war records state he was 5' 7" and had sandy hair and blue eyes. Joseph and Lovice had three children: Andrew, born about 1856 in Georgia; Sarah Jane, born about 1858 in Alabama; and Henry Alden, born about 1860 in Alabama. Sarah Jane married Mr. Formby. Lovice, Sarah Jane, and Henry are buried in the Vinson Cemetery, Ohatchee, Calhoun County, Alabama. Where Andrew is buried is unknown.  Source: Brenda Joiner
DANIEL, Wm. H. (Private, Company B, 51st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.  
DANIELS, J. A. (Private, Company C, 30th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DANORMY (?) W. J. (Private, Company B, 39th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DAVENPORT
, Edward H. (Private, Company H, 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died September 04, 1862 Buried Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia
DAVIDSON,
F. L., (Private, Company A, Alabama Cavalry) Died December 15, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1061 at Woodlawn National Cemetery
DAVIS, E. J. (Private, Company I, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DAVIS, Eli Montgomery (Private, Company F, 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Enlisted April 1, 1862 by L. C. Garland in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Wounded September 30, 1863; captured April 6, 1865 at Farmville, Virginia; signed Oath of Allegiance on June 24, 1864 at Newport News, Virginia.. See his pension record. Eli married Talitha Cumi Freeman in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama on January 25, 1859. He was born in June 13, 1837 and died October 20, 1908. Talitha Cumi Freeman, daughter of Nimrod & Rhoda Freeman, was born January 23, 1840 and died May 3, 1927. Both are buried in the New Lexington Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.. Eli and Talitha Cumi Freeman Davis were the parents of Sarah, born about 1859, Pauline, born October 1863, Nimrod, born about 1871, Martha, born about 1873, Willis, born about 1877 and Jesse, born about 1879. Sources: Marth Box, ADAH, Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Database; Compiled Service Records at the National Archives
DAVIS, G. (Private, Company C, 32nd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DAVIS, J. S. E. (1st Lt./Captain, Company E, 14th Alabama Infantry) Grew up in Pike County but when he was an older teen, the family moved to Chambers County; survived the war; was a part of the Virginia Campaign and spent much of his time around Richmond.  Source: tcdavis2@mmm.com
DAVIS
, Joseph D. (Private, Company E, 25th Georgia Infantry Regiment) Buried Judson Baptist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama.
DAVIS, William Jackson (Private, Company F, 32nd Georgia Infantry Regiment) , 150; b. December 29, 1832 Randolph County Georgia , 150; d. April 8, 1916 Henry County Alabama and buried at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Henry County Alabama. (note: Son of Henry H and Tabitha MOORE DAVIS.  Married (1) Susan CANNINGTON December 4, 1856 in Randolph County Georgia; married (2) Lowe CUTTS in Clay County Georgia: married (3) Mahala WARE Stewart County Georgia.  Children of William and Susan: (1) James Samuel Davis married Fannie BRANNON; (2) William Davis; (3) Joseph Lee Davis never married; (4) John Henry Davis married Mary Elizabeth NOWELL, daughter of Archibald and Elizabeth WIGGINS NOWELL, children all born in Henry County Alabama: Grover Cleveland Davis, Joseph Lee Davis, Emma Creola Davis; (5) Columbus Jackson Davis married Harriet Elvia STEPHENS.  Children of William  Davis and Mahala Davis: (1) Walter Warren  Davis married Nona GRANBERRY; (2) Richard F.  Davis married Pearl L., no children; (3) Minnie L.  Davis. William enlisted CSA May 6, 1862 (Private, Company F, 32nd Georgia Infantry Regiment and was discharged April 1865.  William, 146; siblings were: (1) Henry William Davis married Mary Ann L. CROZIER; (2) Francis M. Davis; (3) Mary L. Davis; (4) Tabitha Davis; (5) Malinda Davis; (6) Jane Davis; (7) Harriet E. Davis (8) Brazilla G. Davis.  William, 146;s ancestors were: Nathan and Mary Campbell CARR DAVIS >> Henry H. and Tabitha MOORE DAVIS) Source: Sue Webb
DAVIS,
Willis D. M., (Private, Company C, 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died June 04, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 2896 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
DAY
, Charles N. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Talladega, Alabama, January 7, 1863. Present, October 1863 roll. No later record.
DEAL,
Asa Deal (Private, Company A, 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment)  From Henry County Alabama; died April 1, 1863 at Fort Pemberton, Mississippi. Source: the late Homer Jones
DEAL,
Ezekiel, Henry County (Private, Company A, 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment)  From Henry County Alabama; died March 19, 1864 Variola (Small Pox) as a POW at Rock Island, Illinois. Source: the late Homer Jones
DEAN,
John, (Private, Company A, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died January 27, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1542 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
DEAL,
George (Private, Company A, 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment)  From Henry County Alabama; Source: the late Homer Jones
DE LOACH, J. W. (Private, Company B, 45th Infantry)   Source: John Simmons
DENNIS, Charles (Private, Company H, 46th Alabama Infantry) Born 1808, York Co., SC. Enlisted at Brundidge, Pike Co., AL on May 3, 1862 as a substitute for J. W. Smith. Died March 4, 1863 in Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS, burial place unknown.. His name was on a Register of Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Confederate States who were killed in battle or died of wounds or disease. His widow, Susan A. M. Dennis filed a claim on July 6, 1863. Charlesm, age 52, and wife, Susan, age 35, are listed in the 1860 Census in Pike Co., AL with children Martha, age 15, John W., age 13, Amanda F., age 11, Sarah E., age 7, Annis R., age 4, and Louisa E., age 2. The 1870 census for Pike Co. shows Charles's widow as Sarah age 44, with daugther Martha E., age 25, Alice E., age 15, Emma L., age 13, and James F., age 8. Sources: David Dennis; ADAH, 1860 & 1870 US Census Records
DENNIS, John Wesley (Private, Co. C, 57th Alabama Infantry) Born Nov. 1, 1845 in Macon Co., AL; died Dec 5, 1900, PIke Co., AL. Parolled in Greenboro, NC on May 1, 1865 from Co. H., 2th Alabama Infantry. Source: David Dennis;
DENT, Warren F. (Confederate Courier in Maryland) Born March 3, 1855 , 150; Died January 28, 1925 the son of Mary C. Smoot and Stouten W. Dent. Warren married Mary E. Wellborn. Both buried Fairview Cemetery, Barbour County Alabama. Source: the late Homer Jones
DERAMUS
, James M. (Private, Company G, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
DESHOZO,
James M., (Private, Company C, 16th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died March 18, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1559 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
DICK,
James O. (Private, Company I, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) enlisted at Ozark Alabama on March 4, 1862; died July 16, 1862; deceased claim filed January 15, 1863 by mother Mary Dick; at that time, the regiment would have been in the Tupelo, Mississippi area; any information as to burial appreciated. Source: the late Homer Jones
DICK,
Thomas O. (Private Company I, 33rd Alabama Infantry) Thomas Obediah Dick was born 1844 and d. July 16, 1862 of a fever in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was the son of Mary 'Polly' Andrews and William C. Dick (b. June 19, 1808 in North Carolina) Enlisted March 4, 1862 at Ozark, Dale County Alabama. Mother, Mary Dick filed claim for effects of the deceased January 15, 1863. Sources: Judi Hayes; Homer Jones
DICKAM
, M. (Private, Company C, 2nd Alabama Infantry Battalion) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery.
DIDINSON, W. H.. (Private, 10th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment) Born February 1, 1841 , 150; died October 14, 1861 and buried at Bristoe Station, Virginia.
DINGLER
, J. P. (Private, Company D, 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment) [December 26, 1843 - May 7, 1919] Board Church Cemetery Comanche County, Texas
DINKINS
, James N. (Private, Company H, 12th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Enlisted at Camp Wells (Wills?) at Mobile Alabama on March 19, 1864. Assigned to Company H, 12th Alabama Infantry, he was sent to Virginia. Like most recruits, Dinkins became ill shortly after arriving in camp and was admitted to Howard's Grove Hospital, Richmond Virginia, May 16, 1864. He was not released until August 21, 1864, by which time his regiment had marched hundreds of miles, down the Shenandoah Valley, across the Potomac River into Maryland and the District of Columbia, and back again. Dinkins may have returned to the 12th Alabama in time to participate in Early's defeats at Winchester and Fisher's Hill Virginia in September 1864. Private, Dinkins was captured during the disaster at Cedar Creek Virginia on the afternoon of October 19, 1864. Sent to prison at Point Lookout Maryland, Dinkins remained there until released for exchange at Boulware's wharf on the James River, March 30, 1865. Evidently he was immediately sent home on furlough, as was the practice with most released prisoners of war. Private Dinkins (his names usually appears in the records as J. N. or James N.) received his parole at Mobile Alabama on June 7, 1865. The parole describes him as 38 years old, five feet six inches tall, gray eyes, brown hair, a resident of Clarke County Alabama. Although his experience with the Army of Northern Virginia appears to have been something less than 3-1/2 years, doubtless Dinkins's comrades would have described his service as honorable.
DOCRULL
, R. C. (Private, Company C, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DOHERTY, J. L. (Private, Company G, 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DILLARD, Crawford George (Private, Company E 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment: "Dale County Beuregards") 
DILLARD, James E. (Private, Company E, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment: "Dale County Beuregards") 
DILLARD, Starling Manuel (Private Company D, 46th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment "Chattahoochee Sentinels") 
DILLARD, Tamplin "Tapley" Nixon (Private Company D, 59th Alabama Infantry Regiment) (Private Company B, 4th Battalion, Hilliard's Legion) (Private Kolb's Battery, Alabama Light Artillery) 
DILLARD, Thomas G. (Private, Company E, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment: "Dale County Beuregards") 
DILLARD, William Tyre (Private, Company E, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment: "Dale County Beuregards")
DILLON,
Robert, (Private, Company G, 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died September 07, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 222 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
DINKINS,
James Nicholas (Private, Company B, 12th Alabama Regiment) A Confederate Pension Application was filed in Texas August 7,1899. His application states that he was a member of Company B, 12 Alabama Regiment for 3 1/2 years. It does not state if he was a member of a cavalry or infantry company.
DOBBS,
William U., (Private, Company A, 21st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died November 08, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 785 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
DODDS,
John (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) wounded at Gaines Mill Virginia on June 27, 1862 and died June 30, 1862.
DONES
, I. C. (Private, Company C, 35th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DOSSEY, G. B. (Private, Company B, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DOYLE, John A. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, October 11, 1861. Appointed principal musician and drum major. Present, October 1863 roll. Paroled at Talladega, Alabama, June 24, 1865. Married Mary S. Moore in Shelby County, Alabama, March 25, 1858.
DOVER,
Muston H., (Private, Company C, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died April 25, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1415 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
DOWNES,
J., (Private, Company F, 1st Battalion Alabama Artillery) Died October 19, 1864 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 877 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
DRY
, A. M. (Private, Company D, 45th Alabama Infantry Regiment) [1842--1899] New DeLeon Cemetery Comanche County, Texas

DUBOSE Andrew A. (O) (Private, New Company G, 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment)  Andrew Toley, 148; Olin DuBosenlistedd at Richmond, Virginia, on August 1, 1862. He was captured at Petersburg, Virginia, on April 2, 1865, and was taken to City Point, Virginia, on April 4, 1865. He appears on a Roll of Sick Prisoners of War at Point Lookout, Maryland, on June 5, 1865, at which time he was released after taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. The family story states that he was wounded in the hip or thigh on April 2, 1865 by a Union sniper in a tree who had just shot dead his comrade who was carrying the company flag. Toley picked up the flag knowing full well that the sniper would get him next. The sniper missed killing him and he was not picked up until the next day as a prisoner. Toley died at age 38 from the latent effects of the bullet that was never removed.Confederate tombstone in Mt. Sterling, Choctaw County,Alabama is inscribed Company C, 148; Authority: Alabama pension no. 26599, Choctaw County, Witnesses: J. B. Turner and W. J. S. Sparrow. Widow, Emma (Wilcox) Dubose (d. 1931). One of five children was a son Walter Winston DuBose (1878-1959) Sources: Alabama Department of History and Archives, Patricia D. Duncan  dubose_a_o.jpg (16391 bytes)

DUKE, Martin V., (Private, Company C, 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Died June 23, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 2816 at Woodlawn National Cemetery. 
DUKE, William G. (Private, Company I, 18th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DUKE,
William P., (Private, Company F, 1st Alabama Artillery) Died January 28, 1865 at Elmira Military Prison, Elmira New York. Buried in Plot Number 1657 at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
DULIN
, G. A. (Farrier, Company H, 4th Russell's, Alabama Cavalry Regiment) [November 11, 1829 - July 17, 1882] Buried Eastland Cemetery Eastland County Texas
DUNHAM
, Richard (Private, Company B, 34th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DUNN
, M. D. (Private, Company D, 42nd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Born December 26, 1847 , 150; Died January 2, 1909 and buried Sipe Springs Cemetery Comanche County, Texas (A fairly complete list of the members of this company have been developed with no Dunn, 146;s in this company. There were several Bunn, 146;s (with a B) in Company B. None that match these initials, however.)
DUNN,
Simon E. 
DURHAM,
William Henry (Corporal, Company B, Fannin Guards, 60th  Georgia Infantry Regiment) Born 1828 in Georgia - died February 17. 1882 in Harris County, Georgia. Wounded May 12, 1864 at Spottsylvania Court House, Virginia. Died as a result of operation to remove bullet from his spine in 1882. Married Emily Fleming, daughter of Robert Alexander Fleming and sister to William Walker Fleming (Private, Clintonville Greys Home Guard, Coffee County) Source: George Fleming
DURNER
, Daniel (Private, Company J, 4th Alabama Cavalry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DURRETT, G. H. (Private, Company F, 26th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DURRETT, Josephus (Private, Company G, 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment) died Bristoe Station Virginia on October 10, 1861 of typhoid.
DURRO
, W. G. (Private, Company E, 22nd Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DUTTON, B. (Private, Company K, 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment) Burial at Chattanooga, 146;s Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga's Confederate Cemetery
DUFFY
, James L. (Sergeant, Company F, 47th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Buried at Point Lookout Maryland.
DYKES
, James (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment Shelby Confederates) Died of disease at Hall's Mills, Alabama, February 27, 1862. Claim filed by his widow Sinthia Dykes. Description: light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, five feet nine inches tall, age twenty- five. Born in Jones County, Georgia.   
DYKES
, John E. (Private, Company C, 25th Alabama Infantry Regiment Shelby Confederates) Enlisted at Fort Gaines, Alabama, September 7, 1861. Absent sick, March/April 1862 rolls. Absent sick, October/November 1862 rolls. Captured near Glasgow, Kentucky. Exchanged January 11, 1863. Detailed as a teamster, July 16, 1863. No later record. Born at Liberty Hill, Georgia. Married Martha Ann Barfield in Shelby County, Alabama, August 24, 1865. Died July 1, 1912. Martha Dykes applied for a pension in Shelby County, Alabama, October 19, 1912.

 

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