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Confederate (CSA)


John Tyler

(1836 - 1924)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Thomas' Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He was a salesman before the War. He enlisted as Sergeant, Company F, 21st Virginia Infantry on 21 April 1861. In March 1862 he was commissioned Lieutenant on the Letcher (VA) Artillery to rank from 17 February 1862. He was volunteer aide-de-camp to Colonel Thomas by Second Manassas in August 1862.

On the Campaign

From Colonel Thomas' Report:

Major Lewis Ginter, Lieutenant William Norwood, and Lieutenant John Tyler, of the staff, performed their duties with gallantry on the field, and I take this occasion to acknowledge their valuable services to me.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 19 May 1863 with a bad heart, and afterward served as an Enrolling Officer.

After the War

He was a jeweler in Richmond.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1 His 1862 diary is at the University of Virginia.


05/13/1836; Richmond, VA


01/05/1924; Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 290  [AotW citation 17575]