John B. RateHome State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of his wounds, date unknown. Originally buried "in Mayers' field in the hollow below Grove's house, towards the canal". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1. Further details and corrections from Adam Zimmerli, whose additional research sources included:
15th VA Infantry Co. B Roster at the Library of Virginia; NPS' Soldiers & Sailors Database; Virginia Military Dead2.
Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
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 4478]
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