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Confederate (CSV)


John Trant

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He and his family had come to Grimes County, TX from England by 1850. On 19 July 1861, then a 21 year old farmer, he enlisted at Anderson in Grimes County as a Private in Company G, 4th Texas Infantry. He was slightly wounded in the head at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

The Confederate Treasury settled his account for pay, bonus, and allowances in May 1863, paying his widowed mother Elizabeth $103.23.

References & notes

Service information from Davis,1 as Jno. Trunt, and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1850. His memorial is on Findagrave.


06/1840; Kingsbridge, Devonshire, ENGLAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 159 - 161  [AotW citation 1867]

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 26710]