Rank: Private
Enlisted: 3 March 1862
Service History: Absent sick: Winchester, Virginia; Cross Keys; Cold Harbor; Malvern Hill; Cedar Mountain; Hazel River, Manassas Junction; Manassas Plains; Chantilly; Harpers Ferry; Sharpsburg; Shepherdstown; Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and Battle Mountain, May 25, 1862 through July 24, 1863. Present: Suffolk, Virginia, May 3, 1863. Absent on detail: Chickamauga, Georgia, September 19-20, 1863; Killed In Battle At Raccoon Mountain, Tennessee.
Date of Birth: 3 August 1821 Place of Birth: Georgia
Date of Death: 28 October 1863 (killed in action) Place of Death: Lookout Valley, Tennessee
Buried: Tennessee
Father: William "Billy" Snell (b 1789 in Washington County, Georgia, d 11 August 1879 in Daleville, Dale County, Alabama)
Mother: Martha Dorminy (b abt 1794 in Georgia, d bef 1860 in Pinckard, Dale County, Alabama; daughter of John Dorminy and Rachel Bradford)
Spouse(s): Cornelia L. Snellgrove (b 28 June 1828, d 8 June 1894; married 2 February 1844 in Muscogee County, Georgia)
Children: Lula, Martha Ann, Euphrasia, Elizabeth, Jesse, David Alonzo
Occupation: Farmer
Residence(s): Dale County, Alabama
Other: "He was rather too old for active soldiering. He was absent sick a great part of the time, but he was patriotic, and di all he could for the cause of his country. He was killed in Lookout Valley, near Brown's Ferry, October 28, 1863. He fell by my side with a bullet through his head. Dale County never produced a braver soldier than David Snell." (Oates, The War Between the Union and the Confederacy, Appendix A)


Submitter: Georgia V. Fleming E-mail: