J. M. RaileyHome State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 10th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Enlisted in Co. A, Private - 10 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
Died at Lavinia Grove's Farm, Md. Originally buried "in G. Burgan's field along the fence line between Burgan and Mrs. Lucker [Locker]" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1. Also see a fine research post from Jim Buchanan at Walking the West Woods.
Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
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 4927]
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