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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John B. Brooks

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company E, 18th Georgia Infantry on 11 June 1861. Wounded in right hip and captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland September 17, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the right hip and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled 27 September, admitted to the US Army General Hospital #5 at Frederick, MD on 4 October, and died from wounds on 12 October 1862. He was originally buried "along the west side and in cemetery at Frederick [Maryland]". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service details from Ranger95's Roster2. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may still be there.

Death

10/12/1862 Frederick, 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 4584]

2   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/18th_inf_regt_rost_e.html  [AotW citation 9457]