John Agee Booker(1839 - 1925)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 21st Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Lieutenant of Company D on 1 July 1861, and was the Regiment's Ordnance Officer through much of 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
"... our Brigade came out of the fight under command of Lieutenant John A. Booker of the 21st Regiment ..." 1
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Captain on 6 February 1863. He was wounded in the right knee in action in the Wilderness on 5 May 1864 and reported disabled, but remained with the Regiment (at least through December 1864). He was paroled at Farmville, Virginia in April 1865.
After the War:
He was a lawyer and law clerk, as well as County Treasurer in Cumberland County. By 1900 he was practicing law and living in the R.E. Lee Camp Number 1 Soldiers Home in Richmond.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Details here from Riggs.2
Booker was the author of A Record of Confederate Generals (Richmond: Everett Waddey Co., 1897), which is online from the Internet Archives. Not a lengthy work, it may have been a marketing piece for the Confederate Diploma Company
|Birth Date: 02/14/1839 Place of Birth: Cumberland County, VA |
Death Date: 08/25/1925 Death Place: Cumberland County, VA Burial Place: Center Presbyterian Church, Cumberland, VA
1 Worsham, John H., One of Jackson's Foot Cavalry, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1912, pg. 147 [AotW citation 1214]
2 Riggs, Susan A., 21st Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (VA): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1991, pp. 23, 62 [AotW citation 1215]
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