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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

John T. Lofton

(1827 - 1865)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

Elected Colonel September 17, 1862.

The rest 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 & 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

11/11/1827; Elbert County, GA

Death

01/13/1865 Wilmington, NC; burial in Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton, GA

Notes

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]