John D. Oaks(1845 - 1911)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
An unmarried 17 year old farmer from Marion, he enrolled in Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry on 27 September 1861. He was appointed 4th Corporal, date not given. He was present at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Fraziers Farm, and 2nd Manassas in 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was again in action at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. He was again wounded, in action at the Wilderness, VA on 27 May 1864, and was absent, wounded through at least August 1864.
After the War:
He applied for a pension on 11 August 1910, when he was living in Phenix City, AL.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth State: GA |
Burial Place: Godwin Family Cemetery, Phenix City, AL
1 State of Alabama, State Archives, and Dr. Edwin C. Bridges, director, and staff, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Published c.2000, first accessed 08 July 2005, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15902]
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