Jeremiah Alexander Lea(1841 - 1916)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded Company H, 6th North Carolina Infantry in Maryland.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was posted with his Company (and Capt. Clayton's of the 2nd Mississippi) on the Hagerstown Pike near the D.R. Miller farm on the afternoon of 16 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was captured in action at Gettysburg in July 1863 and imprisoned at Johnson's Island, probably to the end of the War.
After the War:
He farmed in Caswell County, NC. He was serving as County Treasurer in 1910.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Carman1. Details from family genealogists.
|Birth Date: 01/27/1841 Place of Birth: Caswell County, NC |
Death Date: 06/30/1916 Death Place: Caswell County, NC Burial Place: Kerr's Chapel Baptist Church, Caswell County, NC
1 Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 2 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-12, Vol. 2, pg. 31 [AotW citation 10673]
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