Sumter County Alabama

Sumter County
in the Civil War

If you have information you would like to contribute, such as photos,  stories, letters, rosters, etc., please let me know.

~The Confederate Veteran new!

~Company A, 5th ALA.Battalion, Archer's Brigade, A.P. Hill Division

~Confederate Pensioners of Sumter County

~Sons of John Robert Watts and Elizabeth Thornton Asbury who served in the Confederate Army

~ Civil War Veterans Monument in Livingston, Ala

~ This picture was made of a group of Civil War Veterans at a reunion in Winfield, Alabama in 1900. Thanks to Nan Glasgow

~40th Alabama Inf Reg.

~40th Alabama Inf Reg. Flag

~ The Letters of Private David H. Campbell
David H. Campbell Mini Bio
Company D, 40th Alabama Infantry Regiment
Army of Tennessee
Confederate States of America
1st letter in the series 
October 31, 1862
November, 1862
Novemeber 30, 1862
December 1862 
April 1863 
April 19, 1863 
July 22, 1863 
August 11, 1863 
August 30, 1863 
December 11, 1863 

~ Thomas S. Black November 1868 Letter

~ 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment -If you have any additional information you would like to add, please let me know.
I am trying to follow unknown branches of my family and have found much activity (marriages and Civil War) in Sumter Co.  I know much about Henry Hillard Martin and his wife Elizabeth (Bettie) Bryant.  However, I lost three brothers of Henry; Simuel, Dave, and Millas.  The latter two were killed in the Civil War. I am assuming that since Henry signed up with Alabama 5th Inf, possibly brothers did also.  I'm currently awaiting muster rolls, but I didn't see them on the Livingston Monument list.   Also, found a "Lietenant JW "Dick" Bryant" on Muster and wondered if he was related to Alexander Clinton Bryant of Sumter Co (the father of Elizabeth).
Hugh Doantnoh
I have reviewed a pension request submitted by my great grandfather,  Calvin A. Jones.  It indicates he enlisted in the 5th Ala regiment in Sumter county in 1861. I have not been able to find his name on any muster roll, but I do have sworn statements by 3 listed members (W. R. Deloach, James C. Arrington, J. H. Holmes) saying he was a member. All evidence is that C. A. Jones was a fine, brave solder. He was wounded several times and lost an arm. He was captured near Appomatox near the end and spent a very limited time held prisoner by what he called "the Federals".
Robert H. Jones
6301 Camp Robinson Rd. Apt 155-B
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Walter Newton Duke from Monroe County enlisted 15 March 1861. From pension record (Texas) the information is as follows:
 W. N. Duke, Private, Old Company D and New Company C, 5th Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army, enlisted 15 March 1861, captured 4 July 1863, at Gettysburg, paroled 18 February 1865, at Point Lookout, Maryland.

I found two of his brothers on the list. L. W. Duke (Lafayette Washington) and William J. Duke. They were the sons of Joel and Martha Duke. The Duke family lived at Buena Vista (post-office). The sons migrated to Texas. 
 Walter N. and William J. Duke are buried with Confederate Markers, at  Ramah Cemetery, Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas. Lafayette Washington Duke, a Baptist Minister, is buried in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
 Thanks, JYBL

Offsite Links

~ Ken Jones.-Civil War Site

~ Co. "G", 5th AL Infantry

~ Co. "D", Jeff Davis Legion of Cavalry

~ 29th Alabama Infantry Regiment

~ 36th Reg of Al Vol & Monroe & other Al Gen

~ Capt. Berry's Co. Reserves (two Sumter Co men in this unit)

~ 8th Alabama Calvary photo Album

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