J. R. MerrellHome State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 18th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was in Company H and was appointed 3rd Corporal October 1, 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Captured at Cedar Creek, Virginia October 19, 1864. Paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland and transferred to Aiken's Landing, Virginia for exchange March 28, 1865. Received at Boulware & Cox's Wharves, James River, Virginia, March 30, 1865. No later record.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Ranger951.
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/18th_inf_regt.html [AotW citation 9511]
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