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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John Krafts

(c. 1831 - ?)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 1st Company

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 31 year old married shoemaker in Sharpsburg, MD in 1862.

On the Campaign

He enlisted as a Driver with the 1st Company, Washington Artillery on 16 September 1862 at Sharpsburg. His description at enlistment: complexion light, hair dark, eyes blue, height 5 ft. 10 in.

The rest of the War

Rolls from September 1862 to February 1864, state he was present with his Company. Roll for March and April, 1864 lists him as Absent without leave. Rolls from May 1864 to October 1864, present. He was detailed in the Quartermaster (QM) Department by order of Lt. Col. Eshleman, 1 September 1864. Present on Rolls for January and February 1865. He was captured at Petersburg, VA on 3 April 1865. Received at Hart's Island, New York Harbor, 7 April from City Point, VA. Released on Oath of Allegiance to U. S., 23 June 1865.

After the War

He was a resident of New Orleans after the War.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1.

Birth

c. 1831 in PRUSSIA

Death

Date not known

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 596  [AotW citation 14920]