Rank: Colonel
Enlisted:  3 July 1861 as Captain of Co G 
Service History: Served as commander of the regiment from the Battle of Sharpsburg until he was transferred in July 1864 to the 48th Alabama Infantry Regiment.
Present at: Suffolk, Virginia 1863/05/03 through Chickamauga, Georgia 1863/09/20; Severely Wounded: Raccoon Mountain 1863/09/27; Absent Wounded: Lookout Valley 1863/10/28 through Dandridge 1864/01/16; Present at: Wilderness, Virginia 1864/05/06 through Deep Bottom, Virginia 1864/08/14; Severely Wounded: Fussells Mill 1864/08/16, lost his right arm; Absent Wounded: Fort Gilmer 1864/09/19 through end of War.
Date of Birth: 30 November 1833 Place of Birth: Pike County, Alabama
Date of Death: 9 September 1910 Place of Death: Montgomery, Alabama
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama
Father: William Oates (b 18 March 1798 in Moore County, North Carolina, d 28 July 1871 in Catalpa, Pike County, Alabama; son of Stephenson Oates and Ferreby Carraway)
Mother: Sarah Sellers (b 29 April 1807, d 29 May 1892 in Pike County, Alabama; daughter of Mathew Sellers and Sarah Jane Ward; married 12 February 1833)
Spouse(s): Sarah A. Tony (b 28 September 1862 in Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama; d 2 July 1933 in Montgomery County, Alabama; daughter of Washington Toney and Sarah A. Bass; married 28 March 1882)
Children: Claudius Oates, Joshua Oates; (by Sarah Toney) William Calvin Oates
Occupation: Attorney, Congressman, Governor of Alabama
Residence(s): Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama; Montgomery, Alabama

Submitter: Georgia V. Fleming E-mail: