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Confederate (CSV)

Corporal

John Kilpatrick Mason

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old student from a farm family in the Pickens District, he enlisted as Corporal, Company K, 22nd South Carolina Infantry about 15 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the lung in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September 1862 but died there of his wound on 11 October 1862. He was originally buried "along the west side and in [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Hospital and wound details from the Patient List,2 which has him in the 26th SC Infantry. His service from the Roll 3 and the index to his Compiled Military Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, has a memorial there [via Findagrave], and may still be there.

Birth

09/02/1839 in SC

Death

10/11/1862 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 4830]

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 #207  [AotW citation 21510]

3   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company K, 22nd Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24998]