Seth H Kirkland

Seth H Kirkland

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army · Private E-1
Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Unit

Sixth Infantry (I-Ma)

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Branch

Confederate Army

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State

Florida

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Company

Company A ("Davidson's Company", "Florida Guards")

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Rank

Private E-1

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Service Start Date

4 May 1862

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Service End Date

8 Dec 1862

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Served For

United States of America

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Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Rank

Private E-1

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Service Start Date

ca. 1861

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Company

Captain Rabon Scarborough's Company, Dixie Blues

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Service End Date

4 May 1862

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Seth H Kirkland

Biographical Sketch

    Private Seth H. Kirkland was born ca. 1833 in Georgia.

    He married Ann Kenady (older sister of Thomas J. Kenady) on October 4th, 1852.

    In 1860 he, along with Ann, 2 infant children, and younger brother William, were living near Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida.  The census lists his occupation as farming; he owned real estate valued at $400 and reported a personal worth of $400.

    In 1861, he enlisted in Captain Rabon Scarborough’s Florida State Militia Company, the “Dixie Blues”, along with younger brother William and brother-in-law Thomas J. Kenady.

    Seth reenlisted in Captain Davidson’s Company on May 4th, 1862 at Rico’s Bluff Liberty County, Florida.  He was left sick at Gadsden County, Florida when the company left the state, but had returned to it by June 30th, 1862.  He was promoted to 2nd Corporal on August 1st, 1862.

    He and several others were accidently wounded by the discharge of a gun (artillery) at Big Hill, Kentucky on October 10th, 1862; he was left in a hospital near Big Hill when Confederate forces withdrew from the state.  He succumbed to his wounds on December 8th, 1862 at Richmond, Kentucky.

    Seth’s place of interment is unknown.  His son, Washington Lafayette Kirkland, born February 21st, 1861 placed a memorial marker to his father at Okapilco Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia.

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