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Confederate (CSV)


John A. Martin

(1837 - ?)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 49th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 25, from Pulaski County, he mustered as Private, Company K, 49th Georgia Infantry on 4 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left shoulder in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 while fighting with Company I of the 6th Georgia Infantry there. It's not clear why he wasn't with his own regiment at Harpers Ferry that date.

The rest of the War

He was being treated at Chimborazo Hospital #3 in Richmond, VA by November 1862 and was furloughed for 60 days on the 22nd of that month. He was detached from his regiment in Georgia by February 1865, with no later military record.

References & notes

Service from Henderson.1 His wounding at Sharpsburg from a casualty listing for the 6th Georgia in the Southern Recorder (Millegeville, GA) of 21 October 1862, as Alex Martin. Thanks to Laura Elliot for that and additional details, from his Compiled Service Records.




1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 5, pg. 284  [AotW citation 21119]