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J.L. Lemon

J.L. Lemon

Confederate (CSA)


James Lile Lemon

(1835 - 1907)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer and merchant before the War, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 18th Georgia Infantry on 1 April 1861. He was elected First Lieutenant on 5 June 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain on 5 March 1863. Captured at Knoxville, Tennessee December 19, 1863. Released at Fort Delaware, Delaware June 12, 1865.

After the War

He was a banker, farmer, and merchant in Acworth, GA.

References & notes

Service details from Ranger95's Roster1. Further detail from family genealogists and a bio sketch by Johnny Jones. The 1864 photo used here in the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA.


10/27/1835; Decatur, GA


06/12/1907; burial in Mars Hill Cemetery, Acworth, GA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/18th_inf_regt_rost_a.html  [AotW citation 9540]