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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

John F. Mayes

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Branch's Petersburg (VA) Field Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

From Petersburg, he mustered as Private, Captain Branch's Petersburg Light Artillery on 11 May 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 20 July 1861 and appointed Sergeant Major of the Battery in June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "on right of hollow leading from Shepherdstown road to the lock". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service and other details from Jeffrey C. Weaver's Branch, Harrington and Staunton Hill Artillery (roster, 1997) via the Historical Data Systems database.

Death

09/17/1862 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 4504]