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Confederate (CSV)


John L. Norton


(1819 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was an 41 year overseer on his widowed mother Mary's farm near Lexington, Oglethorpe County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company K, 6th Georgia Infantry on 28 May 1861 in Atlanta.

On the Campaign

He was listed as missing in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 with no later military record; he was probably killed there.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. His status as "missing" at Sharpsburg in a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists, who have his death in 1862, and the US Census of 1860.


07/07/1819; WInder, 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. 830  [AotW citation 21207]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27812]