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J.J.A. Sharp

J.J.A. Sharp

Confederate (CSV)


John James Augustus Sharp

(1828 - 1896)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He and two brothers moved to Cherokee County, GA from South Carolina in about 1855. He was commissioned Captain of Company G, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Elected Major on 15 December 1863, and Lieutenant Colonel 13 August 1864. Wounded at Bentonville, NC 21 March 1865.

After the War

He was a merchant in Cherokee County and served in the Georgia legislature from 1865-66 and 1875-76. He was the first Mayor of Waleska, GA in 1889.

References & notes

Basic service information from Fincham, Jr.1. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave, which also notes him as founder of "Reinhardt University with brother-in-law, Augustus Michael Reinhardt in 1883". His photo and further biographical details from Reinhardt University.


3/06/1828; Pickens County, SC


10/06/1896; Waleska, GA; burial in Dogwood Hills Community Church Cemetery, Waleska, GA


1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/23rd_regt_inf.html  [AotW citation 12398]