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Confederate (CSV)


John Washington Stalnaker


(c. 1840 - c. 1900)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, a resident of Macon, GA in 1860, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 23 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his back and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was briefly at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 12 to 13 October 1862, then transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, then on to Aiken's Landing, VA on 14 October for exchange. He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA and furloughed, and returned to duty 7 April 1863. He was wounded again, at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 8 May 1864 and his left arm was amputated at the wrist. He was furloughed home for 60 days in June and in a hospital in Macon, GA by 19 August 1864. He was retired on 16 December 1864. He was surrendered and paroled at Albany, GA on 22 May 1865.

More on the Web

Sharpsburg wound and hospital details from the Patient List,1 as J.W. Stalmaker. His service from Swain.2


c. 1840


c. 1900; Dougherty County, GA


1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #989  [AotW citation 24244]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 643-44  [AotW citation 24661]