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Confederate (CSV)


John W. Emmett

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 2nd Company

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 23 year old single clerk in New Orleans when he enlisted in the 2nd Company, Washington Artillery on May 26, 1861 in New Orleans. He was promoted to Sergeant on April 1, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with the Company at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was detailed on recruiting service on January 3, 1863 and back in March. He was discharged by order of the Secretary of War on July 4, 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Was in the following engagements: 1862, Yorktown, Va., April 25, Mechanicsville, Va.; May, _, Rappahonnock Sts., Aug. 23, Manassas, Va. Aug. 30, Sharpsburg, Md., Sept. 16 and 17; Fredricksburg, Va., Dec. 11, 12, 13; Chancellorsville, Va., May 2 and 3, 1863; Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863; Williamspqrt, Md., July 6, 1863.


c. 1838 in LA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 774  [AotW citation 13935]