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Confederate (CSV)


J. H. Drake

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Robertson County as a Private in Company C, 4th Texas Infantry on 15 July 1861.

On the Campaign

From General Hood's Report:

I would be wrong in not acknowledging the valuable services rendered during the several engagements, in transmitting orders, of the following couriers of this command: M. M. Templeman, T. W. C. Lake, J.P. Mahoney, James Malone, W. E. Duncan, J. A. Mann, W. J. Barbee, W. G. Jesse, J. I. Haggerty, and J. H. Drake.
He was with his Company in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, where he was captured.

The rest of the War

He was paroled at Sharpsburg on 21 September and was back on duty by November. He was captured again, on the Nansemond River in May 1863 and paroled at Fortress Monroe, VA on 13 May. He was slightly wounded in the side on 16 August 1864, place not given, and was furloughed to Starkville, MS for 35 days in September. There is no later military record.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3.


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 152-153  [AotW citation 1709]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26801]