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Confederate (CSV)


John Glenn Hartsfield

(1842 - 1880)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, he mustered as Private, Company K, 6th Georgia Infantry on 28 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 30 September 1862. He was detached as a "conscript officer" in Georgia early in 1863. He was seriously wounded at Olustee (Ocean Pond), FL on 20 February 1864 and his right arm was amputated. He was discharged on 20 June 1864.

After the War

He was a farmer in Oglethorpe County. He died relatively young, at age 37, of consumption (tuberculosis) in 1880 leaving five orphan children ages 4 to 14.

References & notes

Basic service information from Henderson.1 Details, including his capture at Sharpsburg, from detailed research by Barry Truluck in Hartsfield's Compiled Service Records (via Fold3), the 1870 US Census for Oglethorpe, GA, and US Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married 19 year old Sarah Jane (Sally) Barnett in 1863 and she died young, not yet 33 years old, in 1877.


09/13/1842; Oglethorpe County, GA


01/04/1880; Oglethorpe County, GA; burial in Clark Cemetery, Lexington, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 828  [AotW citation 20889]