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Confederate (CSA)


John Postell Williamson Read

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Pulaski (GA) Artillery


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

Captain of the Georgia Hussars (state militia) 1854 - 1861

His battery was originally 1st Co. K, 10th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, and was transferred out of the 10th to serve as an independent battery 27 March 1862.

The rest of the War

In April 1864 he was a Major, and replaced Dearing in command of that Artillery Battalion. By December 1864, at Fort Fisher, N. C., he was Lt Colonel.

References & notes

Source: Duncan, Alexander McC., Roll And Legend Of The Georgia Hussars (1906), quoted at the excellent Georgia Hussars website