John Hill Lamar(1839 - 1864)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He Enlisted as a private in Company. B, 2d Battalion Georgia Infantry April 20, 1861. Elected Major of the 61st Regiment Georgia Infantry October 11, 1861 ; Lieutenant Colonel March 15, 1862 ; Colonel June 1, 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in command of the Regiment, but assumed command of the Brigade when Col Douglass fell.
The remainder of the War:
Killed at Monocacy, Maryland July 9, 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Lamar burials at Rose Hill Cemetery: listings and notes from J. L. Sibley Jennings, Jr.
Death Date: 7/9/1864 Death Place: Monocacy, MD Burial Place: Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, GA
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