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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

John Newton Humes, Jr.

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 37th Virginia Infantry on 22 April 1861 in Abingdon, VA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died, date not given, and was buried "Along the northern edge of Stephen Grove's woods; all had boards; some still have boards" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. He is shown among those exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 8 November 1862 with no further record, but this seems unlikely given his burial on the field.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1 as Lt. John Hurnes or Humes, 37th Virginia. Service from Rankin2 via the Historical Data Systems database, as John N. Humes. Details from family genealogists.

He was probably the son of John Newton Humes, lawyer, large-scale planter, and founder of the Southwestern Virginian newspaper in Abingdon. His brother William Young Conn Humes (1830-1883) was a Confederate Major General by the end of the War.

Death

1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4460]