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Confederate (CSV)


John Kerr Fussell

(1835 - 1909)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Richmond College (now U of Richmond)

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a student at Richmond College in 1853. From Henrico County, he enlisted as Sergeant, Company F, 15th Virginia Infantry on 22 April 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 25 April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 25 January 1863. He was wounded again, at Drewery's Bluff, VA on 16 May 1864 and was absent, wounded to at least 15 December 1864. He was paroled 2 April 1865 at Manchester, VA.

After the War

He was Superintendent of Schools for Henrico County with offices in Richmond by 1887 and served to at least 1902.

References & notes

His service from Manarin.1 His scholarship from the Richmond Enquirer of 4 July 1853. Occupational details from the Annual Report of the [Virginia] Superintendent of Public Instruction 1887) and the Richmond Times of 29 May 1902. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Maria Elizabeth Garthright (1845-1932) in 1865 and they had at least 6 children.


08/30/1835; Orange County, VA


06/04/1909; Henrico County, VA; burial in Four Mile Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Varina, VA


1   Manarin, Louis H., 15th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1990  [AotW citation 21402]