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Confederate (CSV)


John Wesley Merk

(1841 - 1920)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Private, Company G, 16th Georgia Infantry on 20 July 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded through the thighs and legs, permanently disabled, and captured in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.

The remainder of the War:
Paroled 10 November 1862.

After the War:
His occupation was Veterinary Surgeon at the time of his death in 1920.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Details from his death certificate in the Georgia Archives. His gravestone has his dates as Feb. 8, 1843 - Jul. 2, 1920

Birth Date: 2/28/1841    Birth State: GA    
Death Date: 6/21/1920    Death Place: Pendergrass, Jackson County, GA    Burial Place: Oconee Cemetery, Commerce, GA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 12239]

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