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J.K. Munnerlyn
J.K. Munnerlyn

Confederate (CSV)

Private

James Keen Munnerlyn

(1840 - 1922)
Home State: South Carolina
Command Billet: Trooper
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: Jeff Davis (MS) Legion (Cavalry)

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Georgetown, South Carolina, he enlisted in the Palmetto Guard, 2nd South Carolina Regiment, and then transferred to Company A of the Georgia Hussars. This unit became Company F of the Jeff Davis Legion Cavalry in December 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He saw action throughout the Maryland campaign - his Regiment part of Hampton's Brigade. His experience in Frederick (about 12 September) and afterward is described in a letter he wrote his sister in October 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was wounded near Hagerstown, Maryland, on 11 July 1863.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic biographical information above from the Southern Historical Collection1 and a roster of the Georgia Hussars.2 The photo above is part of a group picture, also in the Collection.3

Birth State: SC    




Notes

1   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Southern Historical Collection, Published c. 2004, first accessed 01 January 2005, <http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/shc/index.html>, Source page: /mss/inv/htm/02790.html  [AotW citation 548]

2   Roster, Company "A", Georgia Hussars. Assembled online by A. Pollette and Guy Power.
Duncan, Alexander McC., Roll of Officers and Members of the Georgia Hussars and of the Cavalry Companies ..., Savannah: The Morning News, 1906, pp. 232 ~ 262  [AotW citation 549]

3   Part of a "Photograph taken in 1867 of eighteen men from Company F of the Georgia Hussars, Jeff Davis Legion."
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Southern Historical Collection, Published c. 2004, first accessed 01 January 2005, <http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/shc/index.html>, Source page: /mss/exhibits/civilwar/munnerpg.html  [AotW citation 550]



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