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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John Silas Mask

(1841 - 1911)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 20 year old farmer, he enlisted as Private, Company F, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not given. He transferred to Company L on 30 April 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was furloughed and returned to his Company. He was wounded again, at the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864 and at Fort Cherry near Petersburg, VA on 1 October 1864. He was furloughed for 40 days on 26 October with no further military record.

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.

Family lore says John made a promise to a dying soldier, Wiley Hanks (7th MS Cavalry, 1840-1864), that he would take care of his family. Wiley left two sons, Henry and Joseph when he died while a POW in 1864 at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, IN. Mask married Hanks' widow Mary Ann Robbins Hanks (1837-1897) in 1871.

Birth

12/1841; Anson County, NC

Death

12/01/1911; Yocona, Lafayette County, MS; burial in McGonigill Cemetery, Yocona, MS