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Confederate (CSV)


John Gainer

(1837 - 1905)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Born in Ireland, he was a 24 year old carpenter from Pointe Coupee when he enlisted in Company F, 14th Louisiana Infantry on 19 June 1861. Promoted Corporal 20 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded through both thighs and captured in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Paroled at Ft. McHenry, MD in 1862. Exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 10 November 1862. On detached service to the Quartermaster as a wheelwright in 1863, and to the hospital in Staunton, VA in 1864.

After the War

He was living in Santa Paula, CA before his death in 1905.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Further details from research on his gravesite at Findagrave, which notes his "headstone was discarded in the 1960's by decisions made by the Ventura City Council. There is no memorial for [him]".


1837 in IRELAND


09/25/1905; Ventura, CA; burial in Ventura Cemetery, Ventura, CA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 1, pg. 952  [AotW citation 10685]