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Confederate (CSV)


John Victory


(? - 1863)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered in New Orleans as Private in Company B, First Texas Infantry on 16 May 1861. He was appointed 4th Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the thigh in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was mortally wounded at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863 and died on 8 July.

After the War

He was probably reinterred from Gettysburg to Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond in 1866 or 1872-73.

References & notes

Service information from Davis,1 who has him as Pvt. Jack Victory, and Simpson.2 Wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/08/1863; Gettysburg, PA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1440]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 23  [AotW citation 20866]