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Confederate (CSV)


John J Grubbs

(1833 - 1892)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In the 1860 Federal Census he was 26 years old and living on his father Tilton Grubb's farm in Villa Rica, Carrol County, Georgia. He enlisted as Private in Company I - the Villa Rica Gold Diggers - on 22 June 1861. He was appointed Sergeant some time after that.

The rest of the War

He was captured in action at Cold Harbor, Virginia on 1 June 1864, and seriously injured in a train collision en route to prison at Elmira, New York. His left leg was broken in two places below the knee. He was paroled at Elmira on 11 October and exchanged at Point Lookout, Maryland on 29 October 1864.

After the War

By the census of 1870 he was head of his own household with (wife) Casandra and one year old daughter Eli, working as a miller, probably with his father. In 1889, then living in Douglas County, he filed an application for assistance - a disability pension relating to his wartime injuries.

References & notes

Military service details from a company roster online courtesy of the USGenWeb Archives. Life dates and burial location from Find-a-grave. Thanks to descendant Baxter872 for the pension application with service information and description of his injuries as a POW. William A Cheeves, who had been elected Lieutenant of the Company from the ranks just before Sharpsburg, vouched for the applicant.


01/22/1833 in GA


01/05/1892; burial in New Hope Primitive Baptist Cem., Villa Rica, GA