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Confederate (CSV)


John Milford Tate

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farmer on his parent's place at Villanow in Walker County, GA. He enlisted there as a Private in Company H, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 14 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in the White House field hospital on the Line farm at Sharpsburg in September 1862 and was buried on the grounds.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, which say he was killed outright at Sharpsburg. His death also found on a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862, as ____ Tate. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His memorial is on Findagrave; he may have been reinterred in Hagerstown after the war, but he does not appear on the list of names of those known to have been.


12/25/1839; Anderson District, SC


9/00/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 2, p. 1070  [AotW citation 12386]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30017]