Jonathan Abner J. Talley(? - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a member of Companuy I, 15th Virginia Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was taken to the Lavvinia Grove farm where he died of wounds. Originally buried "in Mrs. Lucker's [Locker] barn field near an old well" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. His body retrieved by his Father, Dr. Ezekiel Starke Talley, and returned home.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Original burial information from Pruett1, who lists him as J.A.J. Talley or Tally and says he's buried in the Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD. Further details and corrections from Adam Zimmerli, whose additional research sources included:
Manarin's 15th Virginia Infantry2; 15th VA Infantry Co. I Roster at the Library of Virginia; NPS' Soldiers & Sailors Database; Virginia Military Dead3.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Family Cemetery, Hanover County, VA
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 4997]
2 Manarin, Louis H., 15th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1990, pp. 29, 117 [AotW citation 8849]
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