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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John S. Grooms

(1840 - 1890)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 52nd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old laborer in Augusta County, he mustered as Private, Company G, 52nd Virginia Infantry on 16 June 1862 at Mt. Meridian, VA. He was absent without leave on the day he enlisted, but returned to duty on 31 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right hip and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 20 June 1862.

After the War

He lived in Mt. Meridian, VA.

References & notes

Service from Driver1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

12/04/1840; Augusta County, VA

Death

10/14/1890 Mt. Sidney, VA; burial in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, VA

Notes

1   Driver, Robert J., 52nd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard Inc., 1986  [AotW citation 18747]