John T. Lofton(1827 - 1865)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A lawyer in Lexington, GA before the War, he was enrolled as the original Captain of Company K, 6th Georgia Infantry on 28 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Elected Colonel September 17, 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Killed at Ft. Fisher, Virginia [sic] on 13 January 1865 - "accidentally killed by a random shot from one of the enemy’s gun-boats". Ft. Fisher was in the defenses of Wilmington, NC.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Ranger951. Quote above and pre-war details from The War-History of Company "C", (Beauregard Volunteers) Sixth Georgia Regiment (1879), online from the Internet Archives.
|Birth Date: 11/11/1827 Place of Birth: Elbert County, GA |
Death Date: 01/13/1865 Death Place: Wilmington, NC Burial Place: Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton, GA
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: /6th_inf_regt.html [AotW citation 9699]
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