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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John J. McWilliams

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Cobb's (GA) Legion, Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered as Private, Company C, Cobb's Legion Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Crampton's Gap on 14 September.

The rest of the War

He appears on a list of wounded prisoners paroled after Crampton's Gap by order of Major General Franklin, 6th Army Corps. He was admitted to the US Army Field Hospital Burkittsville, MD and died there on 28 September 1862. He was probably originally buried in Burkittsville, and reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1.

Death

09/28/1862 Burkittsville, 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 4506]