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Confederate (CSV)


John M. Ayers

(c. 1844 - ?)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 18, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was paroled, exchanged, and furloughed for 30 days on 11 November 1862. He did not return to his Company and was listed as a deserter by April 1863.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources.

His father was Simpson Green Ayers (1820-1897). His half-sister Lou Birchie Ayers (1891-1946) and her husband William Jefferson Blythe II (1884-1935) were President Bill Clinton's (born William Jefferson Blythe III) Grandparents.


c. 1844