John Gainer(1837 - 1905)
Home State: Louisiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th Louisiana Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Born in Ireland, he was a 24 year old carpenter from Pointe Coupee when he enlisted in Company F, 14th Louisiana Infantry on 19 June 1861. Promoted Corporal 20 June 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded through both thighs and captured in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Paroled at Ft. McHenry, MD in 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 10 November 1862. On detached service to the Quartermaster as a wheelwright in 1863, and to the hospital in Staunton, VA in 1864.
After the War:
He was living in Santa Paula, CA before his death in 1905.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Booth1. Further details from research on his gravesite at Findagrave, which notes his "headstone was discarded in the 1960's by decisions made by the Ventura City Council. There is no memorial for [him]".
|Birth State: IRELAND |
Death Date: 09/25/1905 Death Place: Ventura, CA Burial Place: Ventura Cemetery, Ventura, CA
1 Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 1, pg. 952 [AotW citation 10685]
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