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Confederate (CSV)


John Robert Speir

(1831 - 1862)

Home State: Florida

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private in Company B, 5th Florida Infantry on 22 April 1862 in Lake City, FL.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and left on the field in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, and was captured there.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Sharpsburg on 20 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from Soldiers of Florida,1 which has him as John R. Spicer. Further details from Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers 1861-1865 (via the Historical Data Systems database). His memorial is on Findagrave.


1831; Monroe County, GA


09/20/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pg. 136  [AotW citation 20026]