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Confederate (CSV)


John O. Rourke

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 24, he enlisted when the Company was organized in Galveston County, TX, and mustered with them as Private, Company L, First Texas Infantry for Confederate service on 30 August 1861 near Manassas, VA.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the arm in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated and he was discharged in March 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Davis,1 as J. Rouke, and Simpson.2 Other sources have him as James O. Rourke. Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862 (as J. Ronk).


c. 1837


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143  [AotW citation 1578]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 82  [AotW citation 21055]