Retired miller James Basset, late Private, Company F, 5th Alabama Infantry responded to the 1921 Alabama Census of Confederate Veterans in the following questionnaire, full of excellent personal details (touch images to enlarge).

He had been twice captured during the War, at Turner’s Gap in September 1862 and Gettysburg in July 1863, but survived unwounded to surrender in 1865.

I found these documents online thanks to the FamilySearch page for the Collection [free account may be required].

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