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Confederate (CSV)


Jonathan L. Buffington

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Madison Light Artillery (LA)

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in the Madison Artillery at Vicksburg, MS on Feb. 25th, 1862. He was described: Height 5 ft. 10 1/2 in., complexion fair, eyes blue, hair dark, vocation laborer. Residence, Campbell County, GA. Appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was captured at Shepherdstown, VA on Nov. 25th, 1862. Sent to Fortress Monroe, VA on Jan. 3rd, 1863, and paroled at Ft. McHenry, MD and received at City Point, VA on Feb. 2nd, 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1.


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 174  [AotW citation 13183]