John ChitwoodHome State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Gordon County, he enlisted with two brothers on 31 August 1861 in Company A, 23rd Georgia Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Captured at Chancellorsville, VA 3 May 1863. Paroled in May 1863. Roll for 30 April 1864, last on file, shows him present. No later record.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. His photograph - from a group shot with his brothers Daniel and Pleasant Chitwood, all members of Company A - in the Vanishing Georgia collection, Georgia Department of Archives and History.
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/rosters/23rd_inf_regt_rost_a.html [AotW citation 12344]
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