John H. AyersHome State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Sharpshooters
Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a 31 year old mason living in South Danvers when he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was captured in action [where?] on 3 September 1862. He was paroled on 9 September.
The remainder of the War:
He deserted on 13 January 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2 , pp. 206 - 213 [AotW citation 2697]
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