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Confederate (CSV)


John Suttle Towson

(c. 1844 - 1864)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 9th Virginia Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

He 10 March 1862 in Company A, 9th Virginia Cavalry.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 9 September 1862 near Poolesville, MD, then age 18.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 27 September and exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was absent without leave from December 1862 through April 1863. He was present with his unit afterward until he was killed in action at White Oak Swamp, VA on 16 August 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Krick1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1844


08/16/1864; White Oak Swamp, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Krick, Robert K., 9th Virginia Cavalry, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1982, Roster  [AotW citation 15019]