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Confederate (CSV)


John A. W. McCants

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was clerk of the court for Taylor County from 1852 to at least 1855, and had a business - McCann & Co. - in Butler, GA. He was listed as a miller in the US Census of 1860 for Taylor County. He enlisted as Private, Company G, 6th Georgia Infantry on 27 May 1861. He was appointed Sergeant then elected 2nd Lieutenant, dates not given.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Service information from Henderson,1 who has no record for him after 30 August 1862. His death at Sharpsburg from a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists.

He married Martha A. Bateman (b. 1835) in December 1852; no children found.


1833; Butler, GA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 804  [AotW citation 21161]