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Confederate (CSV)


John Jasper Hicks

(1831 - 1910)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 30, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not given. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 23 April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain on 3 July 1863 and probably wounded again, at Bristoe Station, VA on 14 October 1863. He was severely wounded at the Wilderness, VA on 4 August 1864. He was treated at a hospital in Richmond, VA and then furloughed for 60 days. He retired for disability from wounds on 10 January 1865.He was furloughed for 60 days on 5 October 1862, but did not return and was listed as a deserter by April 1863 and dropped from the rolls.

After the War

He was Chancery Clerk of Benton County in 1870 and an investor in his old commander's (Colonel William C. Falkner) Ripley Railroad (later the Ship Island, Ripley & Kentucky Railroad). The line was foreclosed and sold in 1889.

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 gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married 19 year old Mary Elizabeth Autry (1852-1907) in 1871 and they had one daughter.


02/06/1831; Hardeman County, TN


11/08/1910; Benton County, MS; burial in Liberty Cemetery, Ashland, MS