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J.M. Booker

J.M. Booker

Confederate (CSV)

Corporal

John Morton Booker

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Prince Edward County, he mustered as Corporal, Company I, 23rd Virginia Infantry on 21 May 1861 at Prince Edward Court House. He reenlisted on 24 March 1862 and received a 30 day furlough.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried "In Benj. Grave's [Grove's?] old orchard", near the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Pvt J. Booker. Service and other details from Thomas Rankin's 23rd Virginia Infantry (roster, 1985) via the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a print of an early-War ambrotype in the American Civil War Museum, Richmond. A number of online sites refer to a photograph at the Library of Congress formerly thought to be him, which has been re-identified as John Agee Booker of the 21st Virginia Infantry.

Birth

1839; Charlotte County, VA

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 4572]