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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John Wesley Merk

(1841 - 1920)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company G, 16th Georgia Infantry on 20 July 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Paroled 10 November 1862.

After the War

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

References & 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

2/28/1841 in GA

Death

6/21/1920 Pendergrass, Jackson County, GA; burial in Oconee Cemetery, Commerce, GA

Notes

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]