(1838 - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th Alabama Infantry
An unmarried 26 year old farmer at Guntersville, he enlisted there as First Sergeant, Company K, 9th Alabama Infantry on 19 May 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant and promoted to Captain, dates not given.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
References & notes
His service from the State of Alabama,1 source also of his picture, from a post-war portrait (wearing First Sergeant's stripes) based on a photograph. Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as John Franklin Rayburn. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a memorial (cenotaph) in Guntersville City Cemetery.
12/30/1838; Guntersville, AL
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <https://archives.alabama.gov/research/CivilWarService.aspx>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=167130, etc. [AotW citation 25770]