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Confederate (CSV)


John S. Harwell

(? - 1862)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1861 he was the Scribe of the Trinity chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Crockett, TX. He enlisted in Company I, First Texas Infantry on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the hand and arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He had two fingers amputated and later his arm. He was admitted to the Globe Hospital (General Hospital #11), Richmond, VA, on 29 October but died there of his wounds on 14 November 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 His Masonic status from the Crockett Printer of 13 March 1861. 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.


11/14/1862; Richmond, VA; burial in Oakwood 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 1539]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 68  [AotW citation 21005]