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Confederate (CSV)


John Henry Sheridan

(1834 - 1875)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 26, he enlisted as Private in Company I, First Texas Infantry in Texas on 1 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the left shoulder and right foot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured, place not given, on 27 September 1862. He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 22 October to 24 December 1862, then transferred to Baltimore. He was a prisoner at Fortress Monroe, VA by 29 December 1862, and was exchanged and on wounded furlough for 90 days from 13 March 1863. He was sent home to Texas disabled, probably in December 1863, unable to return to duty.

After the War

He lived in Houston County, TX, and died relatively young, at age 40, in 1875.

References & notes

Service information from Davis, 1 as J.A. Sheridan, and Simpson.2 Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. Further wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 Personal information from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Laura Dent Wingfield (1840-1908) in January 1861 and they had 6 children together.


12/06/1834; Nacogdoches County, TX


01/22/1875; burial in Augusta Cemetery, Augusta, TX


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1546]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 70  [AotW citation 21012]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.202  [AotW citation 21013]