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Confederate (CSV)


Jeremiah Alexander Lea

(1841 - 1916)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He commanded Company H, 6th North Carolina Infantry in Maryland.

On the Campaign

He was posted with his Company (and Capt. Clayton's of the 2nd Mississippi) on the Hagerstown Pike near the D.R. Miller farm on the afternoon of 16 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured in action at Gettysburg in July 1863 and imprisoned at Johnson's Island, probably to the end of the War.

After the War

He farmed in Caswell County, NC. He was serving as County Treasurer in 1910.

References & notes

Basic information from Carman1. Details from family genealogists.


01/27/1841; Caswell County, NC


06/30/1916; Caswell County, NC; burial in Kerr's Chapel Baptist Church, Caswell County, NC


1   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 2, pg. 31  [AotW citation 10673]