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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

John Heil

(? - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He bottled ginger beer at Fulton and Harmony Streets in New Orleans (1849-1850), soda at 4th between Rousseau & Fulton (1850-1851), and at Jersey between Washington & 6th Streets, in the 4th district (1852-1854). He was listed as a laborer in New Orleans when he enlisted in Company G, 6th Louisiana Infantry on June 4, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. He was appointed Color Sergeant in October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was carrying the colors when he was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Information about his pre-War occupation from bottle collectors and sellers online, notably Golden Pelican Antiques & Collectibles, New Orleans.

Birth

Date not known; Baden, GERMANY

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 257  [AotW citation 13983]