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Confederate (CSV)


Jesse Warren Mercer

(1842 - 1926)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company F as a Private on 23 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the shoulder and thigh in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was in General Hospital #10 in Richmond, VA in October, then was recovering in Staunton, VA into December 1862, but back with his Company in January 1863. Wounded again, in action at Gettysburg, PA on July 1, 1863. He was sick in Jackson Hospital, Richmond, in May 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, VA on Apr. 9, 1865. He was listed there as 22 years old, 5 foot 10 inches tall, fair complected, with blue eyes and dark hair.

References & notes

Basic information from Henderson1. Furhter details from his service records at the National Archives. Life dates and his middle name from family genealogists.


07/06/1842; Stewart County, GA


11/13/1926 Webb, AL


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 6 (posted online by Ray Fincham, Jr.)  [AotW citation 13321]