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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John W. Hawkins

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 38th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Private, Company A, 38th Georgia Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD for a gunshot wound and fracture, but died there of wounds on 28 October 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery [Mt. Olivet?] at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. His wound and hospital detail from the Patient List.2 He's not found in Henderson's Roster for the 38th Infantry. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD and has stones there [via Findagrave], and may still be buried there.

Death

10/28/1862 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 4726]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #5.289  [AotW citation 19565]