John Basil Lamar(1812 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: A.D.C.
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Cobb's Brigade
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Before the war he was a "substantial planter" running his inherited family plantations in 13 Georgia counties and in Florida. He was said to be 'highly literate and well traveled' and was a well known Georgia Humorist. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1838) and the U.S. House of Representatives (1843).
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was Howell Cobb's brother-in-law and Aide-de-camp on the Maryland Campaign. He was mortally wounded in action at Crampton's Gap on 14 September and died the next day.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Lamar Family Biographies by J. L. Sibley Jennings, Jr and others, posted online by Eleanor Colson; and
his Congressional Biography.
More on the Web:
See his gravesite online courtesy of Find-a-Grave, and a fuzzy scan of a portrait of him from the Lamar Family.
|Birth Date: 11/5/1812 Place of Birth: Milledgeville, GA |
College: Franklin College (U of Georgia), Athens Graduating Year: 1827
Death Date: 9/15/1862 Death Place: Boonsboro, MD Burial Place: Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, GA
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