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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

John N. Hallowes

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 22 year old civil engineer in Camden County, GA. He enlisted in Company G as Private - October 8, 1861. Appointed Sergeant-Major on 19 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Near Guinea Station Va April 14th 1863

My Dear Major
In compliance with your request I have colected [sic] & herewith transmit as much information as possible regarding John M [actually N.] Hallowes [Serg. Maj., Co. G, 61st GA Infantry]. Dr [William Henry] Philpot says that he was shot in the battle of Sharpsburgh [Sept. 17, 1862]. The ball entered his right temple & passing obliquely escaped in the depression between the nose & forehead leaving out the eye & fatally injuring the front lobe of the brain. He died between the 10th & 15th of October [1862]. Was delirious during the last 10 days of his life. Received every attention from Dr. Philpot & Dr. [?Edward Lloyd or ?James McHenry] Howard of Baltimore. Dr. P. [does not] know that he left any effects & any messages for his relatives. He was buried near Mr. Groves dwelling house the site of Brig[ade] field infirmary on the day of the Battle. Mr Groves house is on the road leading to Shepherdstown, Va & about 3/4 of a mile from Sharpsburgh. His name is written on the head board of his grave.
The above facts are all which I've been able to collect.
All quiet along the Rappahannock to night
Only a balloon reconnoitering our positions
With best wishes for your health happiness & usefulness
I am very truly
Your friend
I. D. Morgan
Asst Surg 27th Ga Regt
A. N. Va

References & notes

Basic information from Henderson1, who lists him as killed in action on the 17th. Further details from his service records at the National Archives. The letter above from the Compiled Service Records of Dr. Isaiah D. Morgan in the Archives in Washington, DC; posted as an exhibit to the Doctor's gravesite on Findagrave by F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D.

Birth

c. 1838

Death

10/15/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

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 13330]