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Confederate (CSV)


John L. McMurria

(1840 - 1912)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 20, from Baker County, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 6th Georgia Infantry on 27 May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 3rd Corporal on 30 April 1864 and commissioned Junior 2nd Lieutenant later that year. He was surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

After the War

He lived in Baker County his whole life and "tried farming" but may not have been very successful, as he was dependent on his wife by the 1890s. He was infirm and his wife and two children were dead by 1901 and he began receiving a Confederate pension in 1903.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson,1 as John L. McMuria. His wounding at Sharpsburg from a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862, which had him as J. McMurry. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

His Confederate Pension application, source of personal details, along with supporting documents, are online in the Georgia Archives Virtual Vault.


07/21/1840; Baker County, GA


05/28/1912; burial in Notchaway Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Baker County, 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. 814  [AotW citation 21178]