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Confederate (CSV)


John T. Handy

(1839 - 1916)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 3rd Company

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 22 year old clerk in New Orleans - where he had been a resident since childhood - when he enlisted in the 3rd Company, Washington Artillery on 26 May 1861 as First Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to the battery on 5 January 1863. He was captured in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 3 May 1863 and held at Ft. Delaware. He was exchanged through City Point, VA on 23 May 1863. He was absent sick in June 1863, but afterward present with his unit to at least February 1865.

After the War

He was a farm laborer in Lawsons, Somerset County, MD in the 1900 Federal Census.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1.


1839; Somerset County, MD


11/02/1916; burial in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 173  [AotW citation 12001]