(1838 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 30th Virginia Infantry
23 years old, from King George County, he mustered as Private, Company K, 30th Virginia Infantry on 3 July 1861. He was promoted to Corporal in May 1862.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
References & notes
Burial and basic unit information from a list in Confederate Veteran1, which has him as J.H. Pratt, and the Virginia Military Dead.2 Service from Robert K. Krick's 30th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1983) via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from family genealogists. His older brother Robert Henry Pratt (1833-1918) was promoted to Captain, Company K, 9th Virginia Cavalry in August 1862, and may have also been at Sharpsburg with his unit.
09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV
1 United Confederate Veterans, and United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of Confederate Veterans, , Confederate Veteran Magazine (1893-1932), 1893-01-01, Vol. XIX, pp. 75 - 76 [AotW citation 5132]
2 Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp [AotW citation 18870]