John James Augustus Sharp(1828 - 1896)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He and two brothers moved to Cherokee County, GA from South Carolina in about 1855. He was commissioned Captain of Company G, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Elected Major on 15 December 1863, and Lieutenant Colonel 13 August 1864. Wounded at Bentonville, NC 21 March 1865.
After the War:
He was a merchant in Cherokee County and served in the Georgia legislature from 1865-66 and 1875-76. He was the first Mayor of Waleska, GA in 1889.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service information from Fincham, Jr.1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave, which also notes him as founder of "Reinhardt University with brother-in-law, Augustus Michael Reinhardt in 1883". His photo and further biographical details from Reinhardt University.
|Birth Date: 3/06/1828 Place of Birth: Pickens County, SC |
Death Date: 10/06/1896 Death Place: Waleska, GA Burial Place: Dogwood Hills Community Church Cemetery, Waleska, 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/23rd_regt_inf.html [AotW citation 12398]
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